Cherokee is not the only place in this intriguing region that is worth seeing; those withe enough time will be keen to hit the road and discover the unique qualities of the surrounding scenery, cities and cultural attractions. Storm Lake and Ida Grove are two more places worth checking out while you're in Western Iowa.
About 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the west of Cherokee is Sioux City, an important regional city home to Sioux City Art Center, Tyson Event Center and Chief War Eagle Monument. Sioux City has much of interest for those willing to linger. Sergeant Floyd River Museum and Welcome Center, The Sioux City Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center are a couple of other sights guaranteed to delight.
For a low-cost outdoors activity that will interest the entire family, be sure to check out the region's fascinating farms.
When you hear the call of the great outdoors, follow the lead of active locals and spend a few hours horse riding or mountain biking.
If you intend on traveling by air, it's handy to remember that the handiest major airport is Sioux Gateway Airport, 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the southwest of Cherokee.