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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 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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Dryden, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

lots of historical plaques to read out side on the 'deck' of the ship (the lawn ringed by cement to the correct size of the original ship with guns, rails etc(from the ship) placed around at different points. Then there is the bridge of the ship the museum its self, packed full of scale models, uniforms, artifacts, and documentaries of... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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149 reviews 149 reviews
57 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We were a little disappointed to find the memorial is parts of the ship not the full ship. But after watching the 30 minute video and speaking with the volunteer we are glad we visited. I wouldn't go out of my way to go but if you're traveling thru the area and you appreciate our servicemen and women, please stop... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
14 helpful votes 14 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
84 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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
45 helpful votes 45 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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105 reviews 105 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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