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Old Courthouse Museum

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Address: 6th & Main St, Sioux Falls, SD
Phone Number: 605 367 4210
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Beautifully restored 1800s quartzite building has three floors of regional...

Beautifully restored 1800s quartzite building has three floors of regional history exhibits.

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We looked up free things to do in Sioux Falls and came a pound this place. Very pretty cool and its loaded of artifacts. At 1st the kids didn't want to go but at the end they said... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Moville, Iowa
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Moville, Iowa
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11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We looked up free things to do in Sioux Falls and came a pound this place. Very pretty cool and its loaded of artifacts. At 1st the kids didn't want to go but at the end they said it was really fun.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Liked the changing exhibits the most. Since was there about five years ago some has changed and some not. Would love to see more about who built the city and more early pics of Sioux Falls. Maybe a history on queen bee mill.

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Thank siouxfalls_bigChris
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We happened to visit this little museum when a free concert was planned. As we enjoyed that, I looked up and appreciated all of the architecture on the ceiling of the old building. The museum has a stuffed buffalo and a few themed sections to browse. One room was a depiction of what it was like to be positioned in... More 

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Thank PamFan
Cavour, South Dakota
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Beautiful Museum with much to see. Very worth the time to see it. I loved wandering around the galleries.

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Thank Rachel F
Benson, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Great place to spend a couple hours on a rainy day...or any other day for that matter! With plenty on display, all one needs is time to experience this admission free, centrally located gem. Be sure to include it on your walking tour of downtown Sioux Falls.

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Thank Jeffrey T
Avon, Indiana
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

The entire family will enjoy this museum. Thank you Sioux Falls for providing such a great collection on Sioux Falls history. There is no admission fee, only request a donation if you can. You can take what time you need to view and read the data about the city and its developers. There are several floors and workmanship in the... More 

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Have a nice variety of exhibits to see. It's a self-guided tour. You can take as much time as you want looking at the different exhibits. They have a friendly & helpful staff if you have any questions.

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Wallace
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226 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A wide variety of displays about South Dakota and Sioux Falls. Beautifully restored courthouse from the 1800's. Glad we went.

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Thank Larry W
Rochester
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I just went for my first time and this place was amazing, I would highly recommend this place to anyone. I would go back again in a heart beat.

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Brownsburg, Indiana
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is a very nice choice for people who want to learn local history. Plus, it is simply a beautiful piece of architecture. Be sure to visit the court room on the upper floor. Also, this is a freebie!

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