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Cultural Heritage Center

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Address: 900 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD 57501
Phone Number: 605-773-3458
Description: Not your typical museum structure, this one is built into the side of...
Not your typical museum structure, this one is built into the side of hill, and much of it is underground. A contemporary version of a traditional Native American dwelling, this beautiful building features Native American (mostly the Sioux tribes) and pioneer exhibits, with many rare artifacts tracing the history of South Dakota.
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If you want to get a well-rounded exposure of the history of South Dakota, this is the place to go. Has a great view of the capitol.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Cambridge, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

If you want to get a well-rounded exposure of the history of South Dakota, this is the place to go. Has a great view of the capitol.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Compliments to the museum staff for the clever layout and exhibit settings. Very well done. Must see if you are in the area. We combined the visit with a guided tour of the nearby capitol building.

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Kate V, Museum Staff at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this review

We appreciate your kind remarks on the Museum exhibits and layout of the Cultural Heritage Center galleries. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Pierre and had an opportunity to take in a tour of our beautiful State Capitol. Thank you for visiting the Cultural Heritage Center and sharing your positive experience on tripadvisor.com. We look forward to... More 

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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Me & my husband enjoyed our visit, walking through history. Amazing view of Pierre on sunny day from the viewing point..

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Kate V, Museum Staff at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Cultural Heritage Center. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Sounds like you both had a wonderful view of the landscape from the Observation Gallery. Thank you for sharing your positive experience on tripadvisor.com. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Jamestown, North Dakota, United States
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87 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I'm sure the place is great from all the other ratings but I showed up before they opened and didn't have the ability to stick around as a blizzard was forcecast for area and I needed to get south. Maybe next time. No fault of theirs

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Kate V, Museum Staff at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that the weather foiled your visit to the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. We certainly hope that you try to visit again soon. We look forward to seeing you and wish you happy travels and sunshine! More 

Rapid City, South Dakota
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Recently visited Pierre for a sporting event. Our first time traveling over the Missouri River. We LOvED this museum. Very informative. I have spent more than a normal amount of time within Deadwood History's Museums and I must admit this museum reminded me much of The Days of 76. I found the Lewis and Clark info fascinating. Child and I... More 

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Kate V, Museum Staff at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. We are glad that you “loved” the museum! Glad to hear that the Cultural Heritage Center reminded you of the Days of 76 Museum. South Dakotans are so lucky to have a variety of great museums throughout our state. We are glad you made your way up to the Observation... More 

South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

this was surprising full of great exhibits for adults and kids would recommend it and reasonably priced. We had a hard time finding it need more street signs to it.

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Kate V, Museum Staff at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. We are glad that you enjoyed the exhibits and found them suitable for both kids and adults. We are also pleased to hear that our admission rates are reasonable. Thank you also for letting us know it was a challenge to find our building. We are always working to make... More 

Illinois
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68 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Due to being two days after Christmas, and 5 minutes after they opened, we were the only ones there. The two ladies were most accommodating. The exhibits were phenomenal and it's very cost friendly. Loved it and will go back in a heartbeat when in the area again.

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Kate V, Museum Staff at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. We are glad that you enjoyed the museum and found the exhibits interesting. We are also pleased to hear that our front staff was welcoming and helpful. We are very happy to hear that you would make a return visit! Thank you for sharing your positive experience on tripadvisor.com. We... More 

Bedworth, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

We spent a lovely afternoon in here. As its built into the side of a bluff, it was nice and cool, in contrast to the heat outside. Fascinating display of native American and settlers artifacts right up to recent times. Excellent gift shop too.

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Kate V, Museum Staff at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. We are glad to hear that you found the museum to be a cool reprieve to South Dakota’s September heat. Now that it is January, it is a toasty alternative to the winter freeze. We are pleased to hear that you found the Native American artifacts and other museum objects... More 

Manassas, Virginia
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118 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Nice museum, nice displays of South Dakota history. We enjoyed our time here. Building is in the side of a hill. Very friendly staff!

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Kate V, Museum Staff at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the museum and that our staff was friendly. Thank you for sharing your positive experience on tripadvisor.com. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Well kept, Great exhibits... Staff was more than helpful We definitely would go again when next back in Pierre

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Kate V, Museum Staff at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the museum and that our staff was helpful. The gallery exhibits are always changing, so there should be new things to see on your next visit to Pierre! Thank you for sharing your positive experience on tripadvisor.com. We look forward to your... More 

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Address: Address: 900 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD 57501
Phone Number: 605-773-3458
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Pierre

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