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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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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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Fun, inexpensive and educational

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
22 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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671 reviews 671 reviews
484 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Rapid City
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is just what it sounds like, the old courthouse over a hundred years old. If you like that sort of thing you'll find it interesting.

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Montreal, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

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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