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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 - 9:00 pm
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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
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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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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nashville
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 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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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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79 reviews 79 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
84 helpful votes 84 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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13 reviews 13 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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