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Old Courthouse Museum

6th & Main St, Sioux Falls, SD
+1 605-367-4210
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Some interesting rooms

The museum has a lot of great artifacts from Sioux Falls history, so it might be more special if... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Conner T
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Warrensburg, Missouri
Sioux Falls History!

Free - donations accepted. Loved the architecture of the building. Loved the murals on the walls... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ncat2016
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Huntersville, North Carolina
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Beautifully restored 1800s quartzite building has three floors of regional history exhibits.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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6th & Main St, Sioux Falls, SD
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+1 605-367-4210
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"beautiful building"
in 8 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 7 reviews
"changing exhibits"
in 3 reviews
"clock tower"
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"court room"
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"local history"
in 5 reviews
"old gas station"
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"different parts"
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"state history"
in 2 reviews
"great collection"
in 2 reviews
"native americans"
in 4 reviews
"worth a stop"
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"whole family"
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"courtroom"
in 12 reviews
"architecture"
in 13 reviews
"gasoline"
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"donation"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 Conner T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank Montanahens
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Never been before, it was neat to see the exhibits, and they did have "some" courthouse exhibits, but would have liked more on the courthouse itself.

Thank Taphaba
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

We were attracted to a special session at the museum - the history of old movie theaters in Sioux Falls which was very nicely done with multiple interesting period keepsakes. Interesting and informative. Between special exhibits the visits are less special, but there are interesting...More

Thank BrianK609
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

such a great collection of history and the way they have all of it so wonderfully displayed. Plan to bring the kids.

Thank DeborahKR
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

We leisurly toured various exhibits. The TIPI was the one we spent most time viewing. Not large but enough interesting info to read and artifacts. They had exhibit on WW1 that seemed very detailed. Also lithograph copies from an 1800's artist, George Catlin who documented...More

Thank 1DMS
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Good overview of the history of the Sioux Falls area. The architecture of the building, dating back to the early 1900's if great to see as well.

Thank Dawson L
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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
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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
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