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Sioux Empire Medical Museum

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Address: 1305 W 18th St, In the Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls, SD 57105-0401
Phone Number: 605-333-6397

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This is a very interesting museum dedicated to the history of medicine in the Sioux Falls and eastern South Dakota area. Tools, uniforms, treatments and care were all outlined... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2016
Kathy B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This is a very interesting museum dedicated to the history of medicine in the Sioux Falls and eastern South Dakota area. Tools, uniforms, treatments and care were all outlined and it is wonderful to see how far medicine has come. Sioux Falls has become a "medical mecca" with 3 major health care facilities as well as the branch-offs from each.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This was such a cool place, anyone in the medical field would really like this. Its neat looking and seeing all of the history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Very interesting to see the medical tools of another era...and yet, I recognized items that are still being used in today's medicine. Price is right - free! and helpful volunteers(?) to answer questions.

1 Thank naschulte
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Museum is in the basement of the Sanford Hospital complex. Hard to find but well worth the effort. Staffed usually by very knowledgeable, retired health care workers, it has a variety of medical equipment used in days gone by...including an iron lung.

3 Thank TVMom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our family absolutely loved our visit to this small museum. Ardeth - one of the lovely volunteers- took us on a tour of the whole museum and told great stories of her work as a nurse and the history of different devices in the museum! What a lovely lady.

5 Thank pamela r
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Not easy to locate if one's not familiar with the location. It's under ground. But actually it is easy to find if you're a local. Or, ask a knowledgeable local. Because it's one of the least known treasures in this town.

5 Thank michael c
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Really interesting...plan to spend a little time there as there is a lot to see.

3 Thank Bob B

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