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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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Can't believe it's free

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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nashville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Amazing the history of Sioux Falls & the founding fathers! We've been to the Pettigrew Home on several occasions. Most of our site seeing is done when we have visitors; but this site my hubby & I did by ourselves first. Then we revisited with company.

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Erie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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 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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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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Address: 131 N. Duluth Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone Number: 605-367-7097
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Sioux Falls

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