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Sioux Empire Medical Museum

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1305 W 18th St, In the Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls, SD 57105-0401
+1 605-333-6397
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Lots of cool stuff to see

This is a small museum in a hospital basement but it is well worth the trip. Beautifully presented... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Patricia B
Must see

This is full of all kinds of medical history. Its free and worth it. Ran by retired nurses, they... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Motherof5Girls
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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1305 W 18th St, In the Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls, SD 57105-0401
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small museum in a hospital basement but it is well worth the trip. Beautifully presented hospital rooms, dentist and other office memorabilia with knowledgeable, cheerful volunteers.

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is full of all kinds of medical history. Its free and worth it. Ran by retired nurses, they are so full of wonderful stories. Amazing for all ages.

Thank Motherof5Girls
Reviewed March 13, 2017

I have toured this Museum several times. It is informative and free. The location is interesting as it is located in the tunnel that connects Sanford Hospital to the Van DeMark Building on the other side of 18th street.

Thank Dave F
Reviewed September 12, 2016

This museum is quite literally under the driveway/street of Sanford Hospital. So if you can find Sanford Hospital, it's easy from there. You can either go into the main lobby of the hospital and take the elevator down, or a 'shortcut' (if you can do...More

2  Thank miloconchilo
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...More

1  Thank Kathy B
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.

Thank melindaj1
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
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
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!...More

5  Thank pamela r
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
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James C
July 27, 2016|
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Response from Kathy B | Reviewed this property |
There is no cost. It is free. They do appreciate donations, but it is not mandatory.
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sillyslugs
July 6, 2015|
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Response from TVMom | Reviewed this property |
Mon-Fri 11 am - 4pm. Closed major holidays.
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