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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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Arthur, Illinois, United States
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20 reviews 20 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
6 attraction reviews
236 helpful votes 236 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
24 helpful votes 24 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Lake Orion, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Great history! A lot of pictures and stories of the crew and how it was know as Battleship X. No charge but leave a donation, they need the help.

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Little Elm, Texas
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268 reviews 268 reviews
102 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

One of the most decorated battleships of WWII, the USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial is a great tribute to those who fought so bravely to protect our freedoms. The memorial is laid out in a manner that gives you a feel of the size of the ship. Along the grounds are various markers for the battles in which the USS... More

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