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“Nice museum, but not much about the court”

Old Courthouse Museum
Ranked #8 of 49 things to do in Sioux Falls
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Beautifully restored 1800s quartzite building has three floors of regional history exhibits.
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 events. There was a round docket, but that seems to be all that's left of the old court room.

Thank jbjclass
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"beautiful building"
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"interesting exhibits"
in 7 reviews
"court room"
in 4 reviews
"clock tower"
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"local history"
in 6 reviews
"several floors"
in 2 reviews
"world war"
in 2 reviews
"three story"
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"on display"
in 7 reviews
"different parts"
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"old gas station"
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"donations accepted"
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"great history"
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"native americans"
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"nice stop"
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"south dakota"
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"worth a stop"
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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 LuP1000
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

The old courthouse museum was a nice stop. We spent about an hour here but depending on your interest you could have spent up to about 2 hours I would estimate. It is wheel chair friendly. It had some great history of Sioux Falls. The architecture was beautiful! It is free but a donation is suggested. There is also a beautiful gift shop with a lot of the usual stuff, but we also picked up some local lip gloss and lotion and loved it! Great for an early morning activity as it opened before a lot of other attractions in the area.

Thank LauraHenke
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

I enjoy this for the historical exhibits that are there, and I especially enjoy coming on the days/nights that special speakers or things like the bagpipes are playing. I would like to see more spots where chairs or benches could be set up between exhibits as I walk with a cane and would like more flexibility in how far I need to walk before I can sit down.

Thank Helen D
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

Changing exhibits through out the year. Local and State History, along with item specific displays, i.e. winter coats from past ages, bicycles from earlier years, etc.

Thank Evie R
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