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Address: 131 N. Duluth Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone Number: 605-367-7097
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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Lovely Home of SD 1st Senator

A gorgeous old home to tour, many surprising features like outside wall covered with petrified wood, and L.C. Tiffany lamps and ceiling light fixtures. Also very nice that it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Erie
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Erie
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A gorgeous old home to tour, many surprising features like outside wall covered with petrified wood, and L.C. Tiffany lamps and ceiling light fixtures. Also very nice that it is open every day from noon to 5, and is free, donations accepted. Nice college student docent, they have a bit reference book with photos and more info on every item... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We love visiting old homes and this one was worth visiting. We received a guided tour through the home which included a history of Mr. Petitigrew and the home. After the tour we viewed the museum and interesting items, including a mammoth bone. They also had hands on displays which was nice for kids. Would recommend to others to visit,... More 

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Sioux Falls, SD
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a neat home if you like old school architecture and stone work. The house is built from local Sioux Quartzite and Petrified wood. Plus Pettigrew did some great things in South Dakota's infancy. Lots of neat South Dakota History.

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Manassas, Virginia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
32 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Free admission to this home and museum. We were glad we went. The workmanship of the home was beautiful. We liked learning the history of Mr. 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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36 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
34 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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