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South Dakota Air and Space Museum

Ellsworth Air Force Base, Rapid City, SD
605-385-5189
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Ranked #7 of 32 attractions in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Science Museums
Description: Museum that displays antique aircraft including planes used in World War II and hot air balloons from the 1930's.
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Elyria, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Many aircraft both outside and inside. Interesting exhibits and nice gift shop. Free, but donations appreciated.

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Eaton, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This place is for everyone, the old planes are amazing to see up close for little and old alike! there is a ton of stuff to learn here and participate in. It is free and only takes a few hours if you stop to read. I would visit again.

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Sydney Australia
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354 reviews 354 reviews
197 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Visited on a freezing but sunny day ! The Museum is not open during Winter but the static aircraft display outside is well worth the effort regardless. They have an eclectic collection of some famous and beautiful planes. The stand out for me was the fantastic B-29 Superfortress 'Legal Eagle II' kept in superb condition which is surprising for the... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We were in rapid city during spring break and most attractions were not open. This museum is a year round attraction, so we stopped by. It was free, so that is a great value! There were lots of interesting artifacts and displays in the museum. It was fun to walk around all the planes outside and read the information about... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

A little out of the way but worth the drive. I have paid money for lesser museums. Kept the family entertained on a rainy day during our visit to Rapid City. It would have been a little better to be able to be outside and enjoy the static displays but we can go back, the price is right, free!

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RAPID CITY
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

A very interesting place to visit especially if you are into planes, space and history. Take your time and browse through the various displays, there is a lot to learn and appreciate.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The grandkids loved it and it appealed to the kid in me too. The only down side is it's a little hard to find but it's worth the effort.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

the kids will love this! B1Bombers and other planes! Visit the Air & Space Museum just outside of the Ellsworth Air Force Base

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Comox, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We went during the off season, so the actual museum and the missile silo tour was closed, but just being able to see the aircrafts in the lot and taking pictures with them was totally worth the trip. I am in the Canadian Air Force and it was super cool to visit. I would definitely like to return during the... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Great museum full of local history. Large display of airplanes. Some interesting displays inside about previous wars. Great B-1 bomber displays inside.

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