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Old Courthouse Museum

6th & Main St, Sioux Falls, SD
605 367 4210
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Ranked #7 of 27 attractions in Sioux Falls
Type: History Museums
Description: Beautifully restored 1800s quartzite building has three floors of regional history exhibits.
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Kansas City, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This was a cool free (donations accepted) museum. It was quite large. It had some old cars and other artifacts like typewriters and adding machines. There was an impressive exhibit on a winter storm that killed a lot of children on their way between home and school many years ago, which was sad but displayed well. There was nice marble... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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135 reviews 135 reviews
25 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Did a quick tour (walk through) of the museum after enjoying the Sculpture Walk. Some very interesting displays. Enjoyed the information on the uses of buffalo by the indians, the "chairs" display, and many other pieces. Worthwhile to stop by here when in the area.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We had our reception for our wedding in the museum and the staff was amazing! They kept the exhibits open for us so that people who didn't want to dance could look around. Others from out of town said it was nice to be able to see some history from the area as well as a beautiful site for the... More

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sioux falls
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Only negative thing I can say is: too bad it isn't four/five times larger ! I would not be surprised if they had 100X more items in storage than able to present.

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Manchester, Connecticut
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We loved this museum. It was open on Sunday, which was great for us. The museum is small if you compare it to NY, but for the area, I was very impressed. Definitely worth going out of the way for. The staff were super friendly. And we learned something about the US Flag along the way. What more could you... More

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texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This museum is located in an impressive old Gothic style building. Very good restoration and the museum has good displays of Sioux Falls history.

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Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We were VERY pleased with our visit to the Old Courthouse. It was self-guided and very worthwhile. It was much more than we expected. We liked how they utilized different rooms with different themes. Their Vietnam room was well done. I also enjoyed the "bicycle room". It was well worth our time. We did this one along with the Pettigrew... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

The building itself was pretty nice and the murals were beautiful but many of the displays were just paragraphs of reading and not that many artifacts. But it's free and a good way to spend half an hour while you're here

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Port Orange
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Old courthouse building now used as a museum. It's a nice old building for current and future generations to see

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Mankato, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Nice little museum in a beautiful old court house. Mainly South Dakato interest items, but free with donation

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