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Old Courthouse Museum

6th & Main St, Sioux Falls, SD
+1 605-367-4210
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One of the Better Local History Museums I Have Been To

This is a great place to stop for an hour or so, especially in the heat of the day, to learn a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Curt S
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Seward, Nebraska, United States
Interesting

As someone who is not from siouxfalls, or even South Dakota, it was interesting to learn more of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David R
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Beautifully restored 1800s quartzite building has three floors of regional history exhibits.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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6th & Main St, Sioux Falls, SD
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"beautiful building"
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"interesting exhibits"
in 7 reviews
"court room"
in 4 reviews
"changing exhibits"
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"several floors"
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"world war"
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"clock tower"
in 2 reviews
"local history"
in 5 reviews
"old gas station"
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"different parts"
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"donations accepted"
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"state history"
in 2 reviews
"great history"
in 3 reviews
"native americans"
in 4 reviews
"worth a stop"
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"whole family"
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"south dakota"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 9 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
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Reviewed 20 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 Conner T
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Reviewed 16 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
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Reviewed 21 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

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 5 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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