About Us
Explore Siouxland

As the official destination management organization of the Siouxland area, the mission of The Sioux City Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau (SCRCVB), d.b.a Explore Siouxland, is to connect with hoteliers, attractions and events, increase visitor expenditures and strengthen its communities by advancing economic growth and vitality. We help facilitate tourism-related development, events, overnight stays, and visitor connections in the local economies.

Initiatives
Diversity and Inclusion

Siouxland is a destination that extends a warm welcome to all visitors, and Explore Siouxland is proud to be at the forefront of that vision. We support diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, both internally and externally, in our organization and in our community engagement to ensure that individuals of all backgrounds feel respected, heard, and represented.

Mission statement

Explore Sioux City is the official destination marketing organization for the tri-state area. We work to showcase our communities for visitors and residents as they explore everything Siouxland has to offer.

Structure

Formed as the Sioux City Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau in September 2019, the SCRCVB represents the Siouxland region of Western Iowa, Southeast South Dakota, and Northeast Nebraska. A board of directors that includes representatives from the hospitality industries, the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce and members of the community appointed at-large by the board of directors oversees operations and sets strategic direction for the staff.

Funding

The SCRCVB is primarily funded through a 1.65% destination marketing fee paid by guests at member lodging facilities. Additionally there are annual contributions from local city and county governments, as well as local businesses.

Sioux City
Staff

Kristi Franz
Kristi Franz
Executive Director
Ward Franz
Ward Franz
Director of Sports Tourism
Kristen Heimgartner
Kristen Heimgartner
Destination Experience Manager

PARTNERS

The Sioux City Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau would like to thank the following partners for their generous support:

  • SIOUX CITY
  • SERGEANT BLUFF
  • WOODBURY COUNTY
  • NORTH SIOUX CITY
  • DAKOTA DUNES
  • SIOUXLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

BOARD MEMBERS

The Sioux City Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau would like to thank the following partners for their generous support:

  • MIKE ADAM – CHAIR
  • HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO
  • STACY ANDERSON – VICE CHAIR
  • SIUXLAND MAGAZINE
  • DUSTIN COOPER – IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR
  • THE ARENA
  • BARBARA SLONIKER – TREASURER
  • SIOUXLAND CHAMBER
  • MARK BALTUSHIS
  • STAYBRIDGE SUITES
  • ALEX WATTERS
  • SIOUX CITY COUNCIL
  • ANDREW NILGES
  • NORTH SIOUX CITY DEVELOPMENT
  • JESUS SANCHEZ
  • REBOS, BEER CAN ALLEY, MAJORS & 1008 KEY CLUB
  • IKE RAYFORD
  • GROUNDSWELL DIVERSITY, KES PRODUCTIONS
  • NICK PALMIOTTI
  • TYSON EVENTS CENTER
  • RAGEN COTE
  • DOWNTOWN PARTNERS
We're excited to announce the upcoming launch of the new Explore Siouxland Facebook page! This page will be dedicated to all things Siouxland, celebrating the unique culture, attractions, and community events in our vibrant region.

Keep your eye out later this week for our new page and give us a follow!

**Stay Tuned For More Details!** #followers#
Did somebody say Donuts?!?!

Happy National Donut Day! Make sure you stop by your favorite donut shop and grab a sugary breakfast! 🍩❀️

What's your favorite kind of donut?

#exploresux #getexploring #nationaldonutday 

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Food Truck Fridays are back!!

Stop by Pearl Street Park tomorrow from 11:00am-1:30pm and enjoy the outdoors while eating lunch! Check out their page for more information and to learn about what trucks will be there: @siouxcityfoodtruckfridays 

#explorsux #getexploring #foodtruckfriday 

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It's 605 Day!!

Today we celebrate North Sioux City and the Dakota Dunes! Join us in recognizing the rich history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking landscapes that make the 605 truly special. We're honored to be a tri-state area and have a little slice of three states in our community! 🌾✨

#605Day #northsiouxcity #SouthDakota #CelebrateThe605 #Tristatearea 

@travelsouthdakota 
@se_southdakota_tourism 
@nscedc 
@this.is.sioux.city
πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆKick off Pride month in Downtown Sioux City! There's so many festivities going on May 31st to June 2nd. Check out the @suxpride page for more information on all of the happenings!πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

#exploresux #getexploring #pridemonth #pridefestival 
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