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Address: 131 N. Duluth Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone Number: 605-367-7097
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Description: Restored 1889 Queen Anne style home of South Dakota's first senator, R.F...
Restored 1889 Queen Anne style home of South Dakota's first senator, R.F. Pettigrew.
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Very Good Local History museum

The home is small for a mansion, but really worth the tour. It is free and the guides are very knowledgeable. A museum has been added on and has very interesting displays... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Wallace
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196 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The home is small for a mansion, but really worth the tour. It is free and the guides are very knowledgeable. A museum has been added on and has very interesting displays. There is also a short film about Senator Pettigrew. You can then take a walking tour of the historic district and enjoy seeing the entire neighborhood of historic... More 

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Rochester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This was very neat, I love history and this was a great place to go and see and learn about. I would recommend highly.

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Brownsburg, Indiana
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This was a nice place to visit on a rainy day. The tour guide was both friendly and knowledgable. I would recommend actually taking the guided tour (no charge), as you will get to see most of the home instead of only about half of it on your own. Give yourself about an hour for this one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

While the museum displays are interesting for children with hands-on activities, the house tour is a must see for adults and children.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This beautiful mansion belonged to Senator Pettigrew in the early 1900's. The home is restored and decorated as it would have been when the Senator lived here. Free guided tours are available. After the tour you can visit the museum with hands-on exhibits for the kids of prairie life. A highlight for us was that beautiful slices of petrified wood... More 

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St. Louis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This elegant home had beautiful wood features, an elegant dining room and staircase and the bonus of an outside wall of petrified wood (even though I'm sorry Mr. Pettigrew took these pieces from their home in Arizona.) Anywhere else, there would have been a $20 admission fee for the house alone and another fee for the adjoining museum of natural... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This Victorian house/museum was wonderful. We missed the film, but arrived just in time for a tour. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly. So glad we visited!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We only had an hour left to check out this museum before it closed for the day, but it was great. We watched the ten minute video about Mr Pettigrew before doing the tour of the house side. The house was just beautiful, and you learn a lot of neat things about the house like what it took to run... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Walking through the exhibits by yourself would probably not be the way to go. We did the 30 minute tour and learned lots of interesting facts. A great little free museum if you are looking for something to do on a rainy day.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

it shows how sioux falls and south dakota was started and by who . who was here and who came to it and made it their home.lot of things from different time periods

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