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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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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Description: 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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Impressive Building

The building itself, not the contents, is the reason to visit. Really impressive architecture and building construction. There were, however, a large variety of historical... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
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Bellevue, Nebraska
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Buchanan, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Not very big and all the displays did not seem to go together, but it did give us an overview of the settlement of the area.

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The building itself, not the contents, is the reason to visit. Really impressive architecture and building construction. There were, however, a large variety of historical items in the building; and the staff was friendly and helpful.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

It's free, it's a beautiful old building that has been well-restored, and the whole family can easily learn something. The displays have interactive things for the kids, even the chance to pretend driving a stage coach. It was a great visit.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The exhibits are a window into the amazing history of Sioux Falls and the surrounding area. Well worth the time you will spend, with some displays being permanent and new traveling exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were originally going to do the Pettigrew home after seeing this museum (they're only blocks from one another) but we spent so much time here we didn't make it to their other one until the next day. I loved the purse exhibit! It took you through the decades starting in the late 1800's to now of the evolution of... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This museum is something that my boyfriend's family wanted to go to and it being mother's day we let her choose. There is lots to see and it is great that it's free. The only thing was the lighting kind of sucks. Makes it harder to see some things but overall its a very beautiful historical building. I would recommend... More 

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Duluth, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My wife and I visited the Old Courthouse Museum in downtown Sioux Falls while in the area recently. This is the former Minnehaha County Court House designed in Romanesque style with its landmark 165-foot working clock tower. It has not served as the county court house for over 40 years, however much of the building has been restored to show... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is actually rather interesting. The exterior is made of large stone blocks which I think are called brownstone. The interior has lots of older style rooms. Some original wallpaper. The exhibits are rather interesting covering the history of the area.

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nashville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We have been to the museum numerous times with many different family & friends visiting from out of the area. Each time I discover new things about Sioux Falls & South Dakota.

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

If you like history and historic building this is a place to visit. Had a nice charm to it. Was surprised to find it downtown, but those little unexpected places are usually the best. Check it out!

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Additional Information about Old Courthouse Museum

Address: Address: 6th & Main St, Sioux Falls, SD
Phone Number: 605 367 4210
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Sioux Falls
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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