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In 1862, twenty-seven years before statehood, Governor Janyne petitioned the War Department for authority to raise two companies of soldiers. These soldiers would act as a territorial defense while the Active Army was fighting in the Civil War. The...more
I'm a veteran. On a rainy day I decided to stop in and have a look around. They have a nice collection of military history inside and out. A small gift shop has a good selection for all ages. Staff are friendly. I've returned here...More
The SD National Guard Museum is doing a GREAT program for our local kids in summer camp teaching them about World War I!! Staff does an amazing job and such a great FREE learning experience for our kids! Including hands on projects to help them...More
Museum was interesting and well kept and clean. They had some big things housed outside airplanes tanks etc: My husband enjoyed it more than I just because I am not that interested in that sort of thing. I did find something however that I found...More
This small museum is open almost every day. It is free for everyone and the lady who manages it (Sonja, I believe) does a fantastic job taking you around on a tour. There is a lot to look at, even with small children. They also...More
Worth some of your time. People manning the museum are pleasant, the building is well maintained, the displays are interesting and we found our grandsons (11 and 13 years old) were not only not bored but found enough equipment, displays and hands-on to keep them...More
It's small, the hours are iffy and it "feels" like someone's garage collection.
But, don't let that stop you. There are museums all-over the place that have been blessed with big marketing budgets, endowments and paid staff that don't have HALF the interesting items as...More