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Pettigrew Home & Museum

131 N. Duluth Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
605-367-7097
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Ranked #11 of 27 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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Kansas City, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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staunton
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

the museum was interesting. would have liked to linger in the house a little longer. beautiful home. our tour guide was new and every comment and sentence started with "umm" which was very distracting.

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texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Beautiful old home well preserved. Gives a good idea of what likfe was like for the wealthy during the 1920's. Tour guide was informative. Takes less than half hour for tour and well worth a stop.

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Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We enjoyed our time at the Pettigrew mansion & museum. Our guide was quite enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Their hours are good, the price was right and we would recommend the experience.

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Pierre, South Dakota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

This museum was very interesting to walk through. The staff that gave the tour was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly even though we came in late in the day and not long before closing time. Would highly recommend taking the time to walk through.

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Dallas, Texas
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116 reviews 116 reviews
68 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

One of the things that makes this house so fantastic is its rich history. This is a free attraction, and something I would highly recommend. The tour guide was fantastic, and although taking photographs inside the home wasn't allowed, there were postcards and books one could purchase after the tour. This home is spectacularly decorated! By far on the high... More

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Winnipeg
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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

This is not just a tour of another Victorian style house. It also is a great museum with fascinating displays that focus in depth the history of the region. This is a very impressive venue, especially for a small city like Sioux Falls. When I toured the James J. Hill House in St. Paul, Minnesota, I was actually disappointed that... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

This home is an absolute beauty! The staff is extremely friendly and even gave me a 1 on tour. It was very educational in regards to life back on the prairie in the 19th and early 20th century. I found it far more interesting than the courthouse museum.

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omaha
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Beautiful house, wonderful step back in time to a grand age. The guide was personable,very knowledgable and made the tour very interesting. Would come again when in the area, and the admission is free.

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