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Old Courthouse Museum

6th & Main St, Sioux Falls, SD
605 367 4210
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Ranked #6 of 28 attractions in Sioux Falls
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Description: Beautifully restored 1800s quartzite building has three floors of regional history exhibits.
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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81 reviews 81 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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Loris, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

The courthouse has been well preserved and is still being restored in a few areas. Very informative of the southeast area of South Dakota giving in site into the rich history of not only the early settlers but the Native Americans who first inhabited it. There is no admission and parking is free which sweetens the visit even more.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

This was a great museum. We took elevator to top floor and walked down. They would not let us carry our Starbucks into museum but let us leave them at front desk. Amazing building with great murals and displays. Some interactive videos. It shows a great synopsis of the history of the town and buildings it it. Free admission but... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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97 reviews 97 reviews
30 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The price is right - free - and the collections inside are varied. There's an exhibit of chairs from different eras (including a scary-looking dentist's chair from the early 1900s), an old car, beautiful murals,stained glass and regional history exhibits.

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Paw Paw, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We attended a wedding reception here and everything was beautifully laid out. What a great old building. The massive staircase to the second floor was very impressive.

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Jackie77
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We stopped here on a whim to kill a little time. We were pleasantly surprised. The displays were very attractive and well-organized. The architecture of the building was beautiful.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
25 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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