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An Augustana Highlight

A special place to visit - especially when finding a painting by my sister-in-law. Enjoy being... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2017
59irvingj
Unique museum and research center

Located at the center of Augustana University campus. It has a large collection of historical... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2016
Elena H
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Jul 10, 2018
“Nice but just okay”
Jul 13, 2017
“An Augustana Highlight”
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

First of all, it's free admission, which is good. It's not very large - we took our time and we were in there maybe 40 minutes. I appreciated the historical pieces and information, especially the Plains Indians exhibit, but to me it was very, very...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 13, 2017

A special place to visit - especially when finding a painting by my sister-in-law. Enjoy being able to buy books about our area, and receiving them quickly at my home in Colorado. All-in-all - I'm proud to be Augustana alumni, and have a part in...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 59irvingj
Reviewed November 3, 2016

Located at the center of Augustana University campus. It has a large collection of historical artifacts from the western plains.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Elena H
Reviewed September 30, 2016

Not sure how many are familiar with the Center outside of the Sioux Falls area but they are a very viable organization. Throughout the year they offer a variety of speakers,programs and events and they serve as a great research resource. Check out their web...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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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...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank James S
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.

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Michael C
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...More

Date of experience: June 2013
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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...More

Date of experience: May 2013
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