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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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12:00 pm - 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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Well desinged muesum.

Have a nice variety of exhibits to see. It's a self-guided tour. You can take as much time as you want looking at the different exhibits. They have a friendly & helpful staff if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Spearfish, South Dakota
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Spearfish, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Have a nice variety of exhibits to see. It's a self-guided tour. You can take as much time as you want looking at the different exhibits. They have a friendly & helpful staff if you have any questions.

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Wallace
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A wide variety of displays about South Dakota and Sioux Falls. Beautifully restored courthouse from the 1800's. Glad we went.

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Rochester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I just went for my first time and this place was amazing, I would highly recommend this place to anyone. I would go back again in a heart beat.

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Brownsburg, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is a very nice choice for people who want to learn local history. Plus, it is simply a beautiful piece of architecture. Be sure to visit the court room on the upper floor. Also, this is a freebie!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The museum offers a variety of local history displays and video presentations. Take some time to read and learn about the local area from Native American days to present.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Really enjoyed seeing the vintage purse and camera collections. Better curated than most small County museums. Definitely worth stopping in if you are in Sioux Falls.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The Old Courthouse Museum is housed in, you guessed it, the Old Courthouse in Sioux Falls. Lots of history here before you even get to the exhibits. Currently they have a couple of exhibits regarding Prairie Travel and the Old Fort Dakota. They also have a fun one regarding purses. They usually have something for everyone to appreciate and learn... More 

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Sturgis, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The museum displays were so so. I enjoyed learning about the local quarries and the fact that the building was made from local stone. The building itself was more interesting than the exhibits. Worth a look!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Such a worthwhile place to go into and look around. Enjoyed everything about it. Loved the beauty of the old court house and the historical items contained inside. Well worth taking the time to go through.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great use for an old court house. Three floors of local artifacts worth reviewing. Recommend for locals and travelers.

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