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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 #13 of 28 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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Ethridge, Tennessee
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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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23 reviews 23 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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Green Isle, Minnesota
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90 reviews 90 reviews
6 attraction reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This place has lots of info and memorabilia and actual artifacts from this WWI battleship. The whole ship is not there, just parts of it. Lots of exhibits and personal accounts of this ship, and pictures, galore. It was very interesting, and we spent over an hour looking and reading the displays.

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Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The USS South Dakota is one of the most decorated battleships of WWII with 13 battle stars. However it is not the "most" decorated battleship of WWII as the description states, that honor resides with the USS North Carolina with 15 battle stars. (By the way you can actually visit the ship in Wilmington, NC) It's great that the state... More

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I'm so proud that my father served on the USS South Dakota during World War II, and this museum and memorial are a tribute to him and to all of the other brave men who served aboard her. We had a wonderful tour of the museum by Opal, who was very knowledgeable about the history of this ship. It made... More

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Sacramento, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Walk the outline of the ship and see the items taken off before it was scrapped after WW II. Watch the 30-min. video inside. Free and interesting.

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Buffalo, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

OK, what is a battleship - sort of - doing in a park in the middle of Sioux Falls? The good folks of South Dakota had a problem when the USS South Dakota went out of service. They wanted to have it in their state, but there was no obvious place to put it. So ... they took some parts... More

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Dakota Dunes, South Dakota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

It was nice to see this place. We had read about it in the visitors guide and it was very close to the hotel we stayed at, within walking distance.

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