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Pettigrew Home & Museum

131 N. Duluth Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
605-367-7097
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Ranked #8 of 28 attractions in Sioux Falls
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Restored 1889 Queen Anne style home of South Dakota's first senator, R.F. Pettigrew.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Filled with wonderful artifacts of just about everything and so very interesting. If you would like to see how their displays represent the old west and many other items of interest they have collected in one house, this is the place to come. Well worth my time.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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85 reviews 85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Pettigrew museum was great. We went as a family. It had lots of history & enchantment. The house, beautiful. The displays were really nice. I did not know anything about the history of Sioux Falls & this explained & told tales that kept us interested & we learned about the origins of that city. loved it!

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

You can clearly see how the rich and prominent people of this city lived in the days past. Fully restored with great artifacts of the time. Many history lessons can be learned about the city. Only bad part was they do not allow you to take pictures.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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97 reviews 97 reviews
30 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The house, built in 1889, was purchased by Senator Pettigrew in 1911. It offers a look at how the upper crust lived in that era. The senator was a collector and amateur archeologist and built the attached museum (made in part from petrified wood) to showcase his finds. An interesting, low cost (free) place to visit.

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sioux falls
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Beautiful, well kept 120+ year old home. Full of artifacts, displays, articles, etc. Very knowledgeable volunteers to help guide you through by telling the story, answering questions.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Even though we have no personal connection to the place it was interesting to see this part of history. Seems like Pettigrew was a very unique man.

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Newton, Iowa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

My love of the Victorian era, has taken me to countless B&B's, museums and walking tours throughout my lifetime. With that being said...the opportunity to tour this home and museum, came as we were planning a mini-vacation to NW Iowa and into Watertown for the Redlin Art Center. When one hears the word "free" it oftentimes leaves the imagination to... More

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Newton, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

My wife loves the Victorian Era and the homes of that time period, so we stopped at the Pettigrew Home & Museum. Since we were there during the off-season for tourists and on a week day, we received a private and wonderful tour. Our guide through the house was very informative, answered each of our questions, was very patient and... More

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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

We walked around downtown and found this museum down a side street. It belonged to South Dakota's first senator, R.F. Pettigrew. It had history about the city and lots of "older" type things on the walls and around the house. We weren't able to do the tour, but I've heard it is good. There were a few interactive things for... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I would like to clarify that we didn't stay long enough for the tour. The house itself is nice, but honestly isn't even the best sight in the historic district. Basically, this is a good stop for a history of Sioux Falls, but unless that tiny grain of world history is going to rivet you, you'd be better off spending... More

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