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Old Courthouse Museum

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Address: 6th & Main St, Sioux Falls, SD
Phone Number: +1 605-367-4210
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Beautifully restored 1800s quartzite building has three floors of regional...

Beautifully restored 1800s quartzite building has three floors of regional history exhibits.

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Beautiful museum

We love the Old Courthouse! Our family members have had various events here; it is an excellent venue. It has very interesting local history. It's a beautiful place to visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 30, 2016
Allison G
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Hill City, South Dakota
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Hill City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

We love the Old Courthouse! Our family members have had various events here; it is an excellent venue. It has very interesting local history. It's a beautiful place to visit.

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Thank Allison G
Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

We toured the Old Courhouse Museum, there is a lot of local history there and definitely worth the time to check out all the exhibits. The tour is free and the museum employees are very friendly and knowlegeable.

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Thank Allison B
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

I understand it was built by the one architect they brag about around here, a certain Wallace Leroy Dow who was born in New Hampshire and who built basically everything they talk about in Sioux Falls: the Courthouse, the Jail, the house that Mr. Pettigrew purchased later etc etc. Lots of stone, ok. But not much of architectural interest inside.... More 

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Thank Oliver S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We went on a day that was not so busy and really enjoyed ourselves. Make sure to visit and relieve history!

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Well restored and interesting exhibits. Go to the second floor to see the actual old courthouse. Also, some good photo ops throughout the building.

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Thank PeterT96815
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Interesting collection of exhibits about the local area and beyond. There's something here to catch the interest of everyone in the family!

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Free (donation) Clean, kept up well Lots to see and learn about. Giftshop Building is gorgeous Rooms to rent for special occasions.

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Mankato, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

The old courthouse almost went with a wrecking ball. Thank goodness it was saved. At one time there were many more Victorian buildings all over Sioux Falls and many were not as fortunate. It is good to see historical preservation. The building is lovingly upkept with exhibitions filling the rooms of a time long past. The staff do a good... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

Small but well done displays. Originally visited to see the coin display but was pleasantly surprised by the George Catlin exhibit. Place has a lot of character.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Small displays of local artifacts. Elevator to upper floors. Good inside activity for a hot or rainy day.

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