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Old Courthouse Museum

6th & Main St, Sioux Falls, SD
+1 605-367-4210
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Every visit is unique and staff is phenomenally helpful

The exhibits change and we found outhouse arial views of Sioux Falls past and beer brewery days to... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Tom L
Wonderful event venue

I attended a business event with drinks and dinner here and was very impressed. The building is... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
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Beautifully restored 1800s quartzite building has three floors of regional history exhibits.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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6th & Main St, Sioux Falls, SD
+1 605-367-4210
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

The exhibits change and we found outhouse arial views of Sioux Falls past and beer brewery days to name a few. The courthouse upstairs is great for free Friday concerts when scheduled in the winter. I really don't know why we don't enjoy this free...More

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

I attended a business event with drinks and dinner here and was very impressed. The building is beautiful and has been carefully restored to its original glory. Kudos for that! The buffet dinner had a nice food selection and everything was very tasty. The cash...More

Thank JoRoOmaha
Reviewed 16 September 2017

There are several small rooms, each devoted to different information. One is about the world war, another about schools, another about native American tribes, another about gasoline issues, etc. Each room has just enough information so that it is not overwhelming. Some of the huge...More

Thank BeccaLane117
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

The building itself is beautiful. Unfortunately, through the years renovations were made but when a new courthouse was built this building was restored. The court gallery has been restored with its original seats but not the courtroom itself. Some of the original furniture is current...More

Thank MrsPickle
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We went to this old courthouse to enjoy the exhibits. But, wow, the exterior of the building and quartz stone that it and several other buildings in Sioux Falls were constructed, is beyond description. Just so beautiful, and such wonderful craftsmanship that you just don't...More

Thank Jan J
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it. Nice exhibits. WW1, Native Americans, and an old courthouse. Donations suggested for admission. Worth the hour or so it would take to see.

Thank Scott G
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

When I saw a courthouse museum I was intrigued and even more excited that it was free!!! It was interesting to discover that the exhibits had nothing to do with courthouse operations, etc!! There were exhibits about Native Americans, World War II, gas stations, and...More

Thank JoyousGirl91
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Old courthouse museum incorporates some interesting objects related to the earlier days and some exhibits related to Sioux people. Interesting are the art work from the book on Sioux people in terms of how the Indians hunt buffalo is interesting. An old gas station and...More

Thank PNRao
Reviewed 8 August 2017

It's a beautiful building with a nice collection of historical things, but I was hoping for a little more about the court itself. One of the flyers said it has a "restored courtroom," but it was just a big empty room where they can host...More

Thank Jeremy J
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We were in Sioux Falls for a wedding it was super hot Saturday and this museum with its varied collections was a cool and interesting way to spend an hour.

Thank Lu P
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