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“Excellent Historic House” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pettigrew Home & Museum

Pettigrew Home & Museum
131 N. Duluth Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
605-367-7097
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Ranked #11 of 60 things to do in Sioux Falls
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Owner description: Restored 1889 Queen Anne style home of South Dakota's first senator, R.F. Pettigrew.
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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112 reviews 112 reviews
36 attraction reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Excellent Historic House”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Pettigrew museum was great. We went as a family. It had lots of history & enchantment. The house, beautiful. The displays were really nice. I did not know anything about the history of Sioux Falls & this explained & told tales that kept us interested & we learned about the origins of that city. loved it!

Visited July 2014
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English first
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

You can clearly see how the rich and prominent people of this city lived in the days past. Fully restored with great artifacts of the time. Many history lessons can be learned about the city. Only bad part was they do not allow you to take pictures.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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34 attraction reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Senator's home and his collections”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The house, built in 1889, was purchased by Senator Pettigrew in 1911. It offers a look at how the upper crust lived in that era. The senator was a collector and amateur archeologist and built the attached museum (made in part from petrified wood) to showcase his finds. An interesting, low cost (free) place to visit.

Visited July 2014
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sioux falls
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“History of an influential man & area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Beautiful, well kept 120+ year old home. Full of artifacts, displays, articles, etc. Very knowledgeable volunteers to help guide you through by telling the story, answering questions.

Visited August 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Interesting part of history great guide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Even though we have no personal connection to the place it was interesting to see this part of history. Seems like Pettigrew was a very unique man.

Visited June 2014
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