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USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial

Sherman Park, 12 St and Kiwanis Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57101
+1 605-367-7141
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Even in the rain, it's worthwhile to visit

We accessed online information to read about the exhibit and enjoyed it even in a downpour. It was... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Farmington, New Mexico
Free navy memorial attraction - DO visit if you can

USS South Dakota (the third ship to carry this name) was cut up for scrap in 1947. So there is no... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Stephen A
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Honoring the most decorated battleship of World War II, this memorial is a full-size outline of the ship with artifacts from the ship positioned in it.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“wwii history” (4 reviews)
Sherman Park, 12 St and Kiwanis Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57101
+1 605-367-7141
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

We accessed online information to read about the exhibit and enjoyed it even in a downpour. It was easy to pull off the street and park that day.

Thank RuM15
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

USS South Dakota (the third ship to carry this name) was cut up for scrap in 1947. So there is no "ship" here! What is presented is the shape of a ship, with authentic guns, anchors and propellers. We thought it was lovely. Then on...More

Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I was pleasantly surprised how much history was here on display. The outside of the building didn't look like much would be on display. It is free to take a look; I would recommend it.

Thank Ian K
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Good place to view some WWII history if you're in the area. There is no actual ship, just pieces of it and a lot of memorabilia from those who served on her. It's worth it to stop by once if you're in the area.

Thank Erin D
Reviewed 22 September 2017

No charge, but they do accept donations. Great area to learn about the USS SD. Inside is a small museum area and great info and things to see on the grounds.

Thank ladyme1
Reviewed 21 September 2017

The USS South Dakota Memorial is well worth your time. The museum features memorabilia, photos and models. A highlight of our visit was equipment removed from the battleship itself was on display; some inside, some out. Our visit took just over an hour, time well...More

Thank Jeffrey C
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This was a small museum which gave sufficient information (not too much) and had a lot of neat models to look at. In front of the entrance, there is a bronze plaque which has a map of all the places that the USS SD Battleship...More

Thank BeccaLane117
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Was surprised to find this memorial at the town park. Hubby had read about it, but had forgotten it was there. Scooting around town to burn a few hours and decided to stop and take a look. The museum had really nice exhibits.

Thank TexasShutterbug
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Who knew that there was a battleship memorial in South Dakota of all places? Definitely worth a stop if you get a chance. The museum was interesting and the parts of the ship were cool to see.

Thank TKE409
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

I love ships, but there is no ship here. It's good to have a memorial, to remember our history and those who served. But I honestly was expecting more than a gun barrel.

Thank Neillos
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Lucille F
30 June 2016|
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Response from Choose J | Reviewed this property |
No it is free but they accept donations
3 June 2016|
Response from Papa Penn | Reviewed this property |
Oh it is not a complete ship. It is parts of the ship reassembled to the shape of the ship. It is by no means the big complete ship, but everything there is very interesting and educationa. No steps that you have to climb... More