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USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial

Sherman Park, 12 St and Kiwanis Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57101
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Ranked #11 of 29 Attractions in Sioux Falls
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: Honoring the most decorated battleship of World War II, this memorial is a full-size outline of the ship with artifacts from the ship positioned in... more » Owner description: Honoring the most decorated battleship of World War II, this memorial is a full-size outline of the ship with artifacts from the ship positioned in it. « less
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English first
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

After all my planning of South Dakota I didn't see this attraction in anything until we were already on our way and I found it in a AAA book. I'm glad we did! My dad is a Navy Veteran and he highly enjoyed it. My mom and I enjoyed it also but not as well as I know he did.... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The layout of the park is really interesting & the gentleman who was volunteering was so nice. He spent a lot of time with us as we were his only visitors that Sunday morning. Thanks for the tour.

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Tonawanda, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My kids and I traveled from Buffalo, NY to here before going to Mount Rushmore. We really enjoyed this site. The only drawback would be to have more than one person in the museum. While the woman was discussing different history with another tourist there was no one to help us. But this was great and my kids love ships!

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Versailles, France
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Nice arrangement of artifacts. No cost and well worth the visit. The layout of the "park" is to scale of the actual battleship. Inside you will find numerous photos and items from the battleship itself, including a New Testament Bible that was in the shirt pocket of a sailor that was killed on board and bears the scars from this... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Granted Sioux Falls has no access to the ocean so it would have been next to impossible to get a ship the size of a battle ship to Sioux Falls. The outline of the ship is laid out in a grassy park --- kinda neat! The interior space of the building is very small and does not have very many... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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137 reviews 137 reviews
74 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A nice exhibit honoring the USS South Dakota Battleship. This isn't the entire ship but very well displayed and informative. Free admission with optional donation.

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Ethridge, Tennessee
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

For anyone that service or not, this is a stopping place to take a look, free admission and only take donations if you choose. Great history that shaped the WWII. Many great items from the ship herself, and plenty of history inside with displays.

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Nebraska
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103 reviews 103 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Though not the entire ship, there are parts of it and artifacts. Enjoyed the personal stories and displays. Free!

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Arthur, Illinois, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We enjoyed our stop here a couple of years ago. Interesting history of the Battleship South Dakota. Free!

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New Ulm, Minnesota, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

A very nice and free exhibit of the US battleship South Dakota. Though not a complete ship, the display brings it to life. The museum is also a nice display of artifacts from the ship and era.

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