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Address: 2121 S Summit Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57197
Phone Number: 605-274-4007
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The Center for Western Studies is a research center, not a full-fledged museum; but whatever they display of their collections and in traveling shows is thoughtful and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2016
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Alton, Ia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The Center for Western Studies is a research center, not a full-fledged museum; but whatever they display of their collections and in traveling shows is thoughtful and delightfully regional. Right now--April, 2016--stunning photographs from South Dakota's marvelous landscape line the walls. Augustana's Norwegian heritage is nicely featured as well. Of interest also is some stunning Native American artifacts. Generally, people... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great place for research. The exhibits are usually great too, and change often. The small gift shop offers some unique items.The staff is always very friendly and helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

One of the best places to view Art Work. All types, as right now there is a photographic exhibit second to none, of art. A few years ago I viewed a substantial collection of oil paintings, depicting the old west, from the collection of a Montana rancher that I regard as the BEST art work I have ever seen. BTW,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

The Center has a cool (though limited) museum. There is also a gallery featuring mostly Native works. While the center does look to capture the history of SD, it encompasses mainly Native history, so if that interests you it is worth stopping. Otherwise, you can pass.

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