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Cultural Heritage Center

900 Governors Dr, Pierre, SD 57501-2200
+1 605-773-3458
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Cold January Day

If you haven't been to the Cultural Heritage Center for a while, add it to your list! Great tour... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
KrisR1101
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Winner, South Dakota
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Brilliant!!

The Heritage Centre is built into the side of a hill with much of it underground. It was amazing... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
MikePbo
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Peterborough
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Not your typical museum structure, this one is built into the side of hill, and much of it is underground. A contemporary version of a traditional Native American dwelling, this beautiful building features Native American (mostly the Sioux tribes) and pioneer exhibits, with many rare artifacts tracing the history of South Dakota.
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900 Governors Dr, Pierre, SD 57501-2200
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

If you haven't been to the Cultural Heritage Center for a while, add it to your list! Great tour this afternoon with a group of ladies on a cold winters day. The 70's exhibit is so creative and especially fun for kids. The decor in...More

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Jay S, Manager at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words and your praise of our new exhibit about the 1970s. We appreciate your view on the gift shop as well. Please come back and see us again in the future as we have new exhibits, programs and...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

The Heritage Centre is built into the side of a hill with much of it underground. It was amazing; so many exhibits and so much information and all so well presented and easy to understand. We spent an afternoon there and could easily have spent...More

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Jay S, Manager at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Please follow us on social media and come back and see us again!

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

A great museum with wonderfully-crafted exhibits. A lot of Native American and early pioneer history with beautiful and interesting artifacts. I feel that we learned a good deal of South Dakota history from our visit. Their archive collection is vast and has some amazing photographs...More

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Jay S, Manager at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We hope that you will come back and visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

The exhibits here are really laid out well. Some of the displays are quite clever. There is an excellent history of the struggles of the native peoples. The displays are mire or less chronological and go through South Dakota history from a territory to statehood....More

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Jay S, Manager at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you very much for your kind words. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit, and we welcome you back for special events and new exhibit openings in the future.

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Exhibits are excellent. Lots to see here. Took us close to 2 hours. Reasonable admission price. Highly recommend.

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Jay S, Manager at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We continue our work to improve the visitor experience at the Cultural Heritage Center, an we are delighted to know that your visit was enjoyable.

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Stunning architecture set into the side of a hill. The museum is worth at least an hour. Extensive sections on both the Native Americans and the pioneers. Lots of artifacts and the explanations of what you are looking at and why you should care are...More

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Jay S, Manager at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Wow! Thank you very much for your excellent review. We do appreciate your feedback, and invite you to come back and visit with us anytime. Exhibits are changed regularly and we always have a new slate of public programs in the works.

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This is such an interesting place. Lots of educational exhibits and some hands-on activities. The staff are pleasant and the gift shop is nice. Be sure to give yourself at least 90 minutes to go through everything.

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Jay S, Manager at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We try to keep our exhibits fresh and maintain a regular series of educational programs, so please come back and see us again!

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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent place to visit. You need approximately 11/2-2 hours to visit it. Seniors get a discount! The exhibits are informative and high quality and interesting. There is a gift shop there too. You will be glad you visited!

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Jay S, Manager at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thank you for your kind words! We appreciate the feedback. Please come back and visit us as exhibits change and we typically host new programs on a regular basis.

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Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Lots of great information on SD history. Loved the old stories in the sod house. My 3 & 9 year old daughters liked the observation floor, milking the cow & laying out your house floor plan. The quilt exhibit was neat & the area for...More

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Jay S, Manager at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Thank you for your kind words, and we appreciate your disappointment at the interactive screens that were not functioning. We try to ensure that everything is working appropriately each day, but occasionally it is difficult to make quick technological repairs. I can assure your that...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2017

Very informative and well worth the admission price. There were some interactive displays. Lots to see.

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Jay S, Manager at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Thank you very much for your kind words. We appreciate your feedback and you can trust that we will continue to provide new exhibits and programs for our audience into the future.

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The South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1:00 to 4:30 on Sunday during the summer. Please call us at 606.773.3458 for more information about events and... More
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I apologize for the delay in responding to your question. The Museum is open extended hours during the Christmas holiday and summer months, 9:00 AM to 6:30 pm Monday through Saturday and 1:00 - 4:30 pm on Sundays and... More
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