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National Music Museum

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Address: 414 East Clark Street, The University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone Number: +1 605-677-5306
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Even though I am not a musician, very much enjoyed the history, the beauty and the music! Amazing the great condition and impressed with the Ipod recordings of the actual... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Even though I am not a musician, very much enjoyed the history, the beauty and the music! Amazing the great condition and impressed with the Ipod recordings of the actual instruments. The craftsmanship through the centuries is incredible. Made the time to tour prior to another event - definitely the right decision!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We had an amazing time at the museum. Really worthy coming here. Crazy Paradise for musicians! Very friendly people too.

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Wow! Can't believe the breadth and depth of important musical instruments on exhibit here! A true walk through global musical history, there is something to appeal to everyone of any generation. Loved the strings, pianos, guitars, including workshop, and the rock n roll relics. Wow, wow, wow. Seek this out! Audio tour is fantastic too!

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This small museum is a must stop in Vermillion. The exhibits of instruments are beautiful and well-displayed. It's right on the USD campus. Has a small, but beautiful, gift shop.

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Vermillion, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Don't dare miss the Stradivari guitar, as well as the less rare, remarkably more ho-hum, Stradivari. Travel more than a decade of centuries throughout the world of musical instruments in one building and see one of the top collections in the World, by far the best in the United States. On repeated visits I also love the harpsichord collection (especially... More 

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Orlando
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I had read about the National Music Museum while planning my trip, but didn't initially include it on my agenda. It just didn't seem like much to me. Well, it turns out I was very wrong. My kids are in their high school band and as we were travelling down the highway and started seeing billboards for the museum they... More 

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Clinton, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is a beautiful and thoughtfully organized museum of old and unique instruments. I would highly recommend it to everyone except small, wiggly kids who want to touch everything. Older children are fascinated with automated information relating to many of the items displayed. My family spent several hours here, and we loved it. My very young children, however, preferred to... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I cannot think of enough superlatives to describe this fascinating collection of over 15,000 instruments (over 1200 on display at a time) which covers all cultures and time periods. Not only will music lovers enjoy visiting but so will history buffs and art lovers. The workmanship and decorations on some of the instruments is beyond description. Allow yourself enough time... More 

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South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Experienced 16th century Italian music being played on the world’s oldest harpsichord (1530) by Catalina Vincens, internationally renowned musician of historical keyboards and percussion. Went specifically for this limited performance, which was something I'm glad to have experienced. Walked around a bit while she was on a short break. I see from other reviews that I missed out on a... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This was an interesting place! But we were hoping for more stringed instruments. It was more of a historical instrument collection.

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