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George and Eleanor McGovern Library

1201 McGovern Ave, Mitchell, SD 57301-7904
+1 605-995-2618
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meh

It really isn't anything special. Sure there is a touch of history (a hallway) associated with the... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
Donna P
Short but sweet review of McGovern's story

Museum is located on the campus of Dakota Wesleyan University. Nice review of the highlights of... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
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1201 McGovern Ave, Mitchell, SD 57301-7904
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

It really isn't anything special. Sure there is a touch of history (a hallway) associated with the place, The library is small, it has a coffee shop and classrooms used by the university. Oh, the campus bookstore is in it, as well. That's about it.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Museum is located on the campus of Dakota Wesleyan University. Nice review of the highlights of the McGovern's careers. Rather ironic that McGovern lost in a landslide to Nixon, not a very popular figure in presidential history.

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

This is really a must see. I was so impressed with how the library museum is set up. I went for the first time with my nieces whom were in their early 30's. We all loved the modern set up of the museum with large...More

1  Thank mitswan
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

This is not as grand as a presidential library, but the library is a fitting tribute for a great American. They have done a fine job providing context for the extraordinary service given to our country by Mitchell native George McGovern and his wife Eleanor....More

1  Thank LuvTaTrek
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

We were in town for my nieces graduation from DWU and wanted to do a few touristy things since we'll probably never be back. We were looking forward to going to the George and Eleanor McGovern Library but when we got there on Saturday (supposed...More

Thank Patty R
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

THe McGoverns were an amazing couple as well as interesting individuals. It speaks to who the people of South Dakota are that although primarily Republicans, McGovern was elected US Senator over and over again. THe library is a gem. The art is outstanding

1  Thank Anne H
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

We found this museum by accident and didn't know it existed. More publicity outside of South Dakota should be given to this well done, small museum within the library of the Dakota Wesleyan University. George McGovern and his progeny influenced the lives of poor and...More

1  Thank flicka2013
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Clearly anyone attuned to today's politics will see the similarities to McGovern's campaign and the fever behind it by interested Americans. If you were too young to remember it the first time around, or if you want to relive the late 60's and early 70's,...More

1  Thank Vacationer2Maine
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Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

The museum does a nice job of providing an overview of George McGovern's life. We were the only ones visiting on a Thursday morning. It is free - but a $5 donation is suggested. We enjoyed listening to the 4 or 5 videos.

Thank Diane K
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Reviewed 20 October 2015

Loved learning all about the McGovern's and also the history of Dakota Wesleyan University. South Dakota is lucky to have people like George and Eleanor.

Thank Mitchell57301
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