We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! You come to us for reviews — now you can book your hotel right here on TripAdvisor.

Old Courthouse Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 6th & Main St, Sioux Falls, SD
Phone Number: 605 367 4210
Website
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
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
Description:

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

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

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 99 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Great stop

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
leahb1999
,
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Add Photo Write a Review

99 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 96: English reviews
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Helpful?
Thank leahb1999
Mankato, Minnesota
Level Contributor
371 reviews
249 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Helpful?
Thank savedade
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Helpful?
Thank Anastasia K
Iowa, United States
Level Contributor
27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Helpful?
Thank Dennis M
Level Contributor
24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by here because we saw that it had a penny machine on our Penny Finder app. The Tornado Tree was very interesting, and we learned a little bit about the historic courthouse.

Helpful?
Thank 161angk
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Level Contributor
47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very beautiful and interesting place to visit. The people working there are informative and kind. Bring your camera but learn to use it without flash

Helpful?
Thank c1angel
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Smallish, free museum. Be nice and take your wife to see the vintage purse display. Short walk from Falls Park if you're visiting there.

Helpful?
Thank Jean K
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Stopped in mostly because it was free. Found it to be quite interesting. Beautiful building inside and out. Quaint murals painted inside. Other oddities you wouldn't expect. old car, money, wagon, some hands on items. glad we went.

Helpful?
Thank Billijean T
Sioux Falls
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Very nice historical data. You probably will want to come back.I learned a lot about courthouse way back in the day.

Helpful?
Thank F2508OFwilliamc
Colorado Springs, CO
Level Contributor
628 reviews
268 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 974 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

I found this to be a very interesting museum. It had a great variety of interesting displays!! Falls Fuel display allowed you to learn about gasoline, gas stations, etc. There is even a tubing on the ground you can stomp on to ring the bell, just like it would sound when a car would drive over it at a full... More 

Helpful?
Thank nowincolorado

Travelers who viewed Old Courthouse Museum also viewed

 

Been to Old Courthouse Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Old Courthouse Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?