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Old Courthouse Museum

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Lovely old building with history

We are glad we stopped by to check out what was hidden inside. It was so interesting to learn... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Barbara M
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
Beautiful Building

The craftsmanship of this building is amazing! It is well kept and easy to find. Lots of local... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mary K
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Beautifully restored 1800s quartzite building has three floors of regional history exhibits.
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6th & Main St, Sioux Falls, SD
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are glad we stopped by to check out what was hidden inside. It was so interesting to learn about various eras through the history of time. So much history here. Small gift store there too. No admission charge. Feee parking on a Sunday. Beautiful...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The craftsmanship of this building is amazing! It is well kept and easy to find. Lots of local history on display.

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 13 August 2018

This is a great place to stop for an hour or so, especially in the heat of the day, to learn a little bit about the local area. The building itself is worth the visit but we thought they also did a great job with...More

Thank Curt S
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

As someone who is not from siouxfalls, or even South Dakota, it was interesting to learn more of the history behind the town and see some historical artifacts like the world war artifacts and the doctor sections. The building is well preserved as well, and...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Took my younger kids here as they were getting antsy while my older kids were in a 4H meeting. There was just enough there for them to have some fun. Not going to spend a whole day there, but worth the stop if you are...More

Thank James V
Reviewed 18 July 2018

If you are interested in Sioux Falls history this is the place. Set in an old Courthouse there are several floors that tell the story of the city and many artifacts. It was very interesting and enjoyable to see. Admission is by any donation that...More

Thank capemaytraveler
Reviewed 8 July 2018

They have a wide variety of very authentic items going back thru the beginning od South Dakota. Very interesting museum AND FREE>

Thank Pete P
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The museum has a lot of great artifacts from Sioux Falls history, so it might be more special if you're more of a local. Being from out-of-town, it was a decent place to spend an hour or so, but I'm not sure I would have...More

Thank ConnerT4
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Free - donations accepted. Loved the architecture of the building. Loved the murals on the walls inside. WWI exhibit was nicely done. Interesting exhibit of an old car I had never seen. Spacious court room, including gallery viewing. Street metered parking available. Should have coins...More

Thank ncat2016
Reviewed 20 May 2018

I love local history museums and this was no letdown. I enjoyed the exhibits and the fact that it was free, meant that if I was a local I 'd come back each time the exhibits change. I would love to be a geneaolgical volunteer...More

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