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Old Courthouse Museum

6th & Main St, Sioux Falls, SD
605 367 4210
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Ranked #4 of 20 Attractions in Sioux Falls
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Beautifully restored 1800s quartzite building has three floors of regional history exhibits.

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Dallas, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
31 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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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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72 reviews 72 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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
48 helpful votes 48 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Beautiful old courthouse building that has been preserved. Free admission. Interesting exhibits. Really enjoyed the exhibits with the builders of Sioux Falls and the different types of architecture. The old room that was the court room and gallery were also nice.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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107 reviews 107 reviews
36 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was an amazing structure & interior. Great exhibits. Very easy & pleasant. A lot of history, and we all enjoyed what we saw & read. Easy, easy.

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