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Old Courthouse Museum

6th & Main St, Sioux Falls, SD
605 367 4210
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Ranked #4 of 21 Attractions in Sioux Falls
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Beautifully restored 1800s quartzite building has three floors of regional history exhibits.
Attraction details
Type: History Museums, Museums
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
Owner description: Beautifully restored 1800s quartzite building has three floors of regional history exhibits.

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Montreal, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Beautiful museum where I appreciated the section dedicated to chairs through time. That of the dentist of former days illustrates well the progress of chairs of today. The section with the artefacts of the American Western is also interesting.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We stopped in because of the old historic building. Easy parking in the adjacent lots and a splendid variety of informative history displays. We liked that they have several areas where you can get "hands on" at the exhibit. They have a cute souvenir shop too. It costs nothing to visit and you learn a lot about the Sioux Falls... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Loved the museum! So much history to learn about. Free attraction. Many rooms to see. The gift shop is small & not always open but if you let the receptionist know, they will open if for you even if you just want to browse.

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Manassas, Virginia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
32 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A museum in an historic building and free. Very nice exhibits of the history of this area. Well worth a visit.

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Waukee, Iowa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I started out here just taking exterior building photographs because it is a magnificent structure. But after verifying that personal photography of the exterior was okay, I decided to spend some time wandering through this beautiful restored building. What a great little gem of history, and it was free! Beautifully restored and some amazing historical pieces. My favorite were the... More 

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Loveland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Great way to get a feeling of what our forfather's and their families experienced years ago. Very nicely done right in downtown Sioux Falls. An enjoyable few hours.

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Blaine, Minnesota, USA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was a very informative museum. It's not a huge museum, it took us about an hour. I've always heard Native Americans never wasted any of the buffalo. It was fascinating learning about how different parts were used. They must rotate displays as I didn't see any bicycle [see posted pictures] but there was a wonderful display of assorted chairs.

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Greenwich
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A stop on the Sioux Falls Transit Trolley, this is a MUST !! Local and State history is abundant here, with many artifacts and helpful descriptions. In its time, this building was the biggest courthouse between Chicago and Denver. Now it's a GEM of a museum.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

They don't build them like this anymore. Turning this Old Courthouse into a Museum is wonderful. There is a lot of History in this old building. It is free, but please leave a donation to help preserve this work of art.

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Ethridge, Tennessee
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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a wonderful place to visit has free access only take donations if you like. There are some excellent exhibits of varying things, such as chairs through history, showing the likes of the Dental Chair for 1900, also Indian items, buffalo.

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