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USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial

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Address: Sherman Park, 12 St and Kiwanis Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57101
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Honoring the most decorated battleship of World War II, this memorial is a...

Honoring the most decorated battleship of World War II, this memorial is a full-size outline of the ship with artifacts from the ship positioned in it.

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Interesting way to create a memorial.

I'm a big military history guy, so I had to make a stop in to see the USS South Dakota Memorial. The building was closed by the time we got there, but I walked all around and got... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Indiana
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Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm a big military history guy, so I had to make a stop in to see the USS South Dakota Memorial. The building was closed by the time we got there, but I walked all around and got pictures. I like the way that they created the concrete wall in the shape and size of the actual battleship. It gives... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great for kids to be able explore and see the real size of something like this. Really a neat way for Midwestern kids to get the idea of what a battleship is.

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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nicely done museum/memorial to the USS South Dakota. I loved all of the pictures of the ship in action.

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Iowa, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A continuous concrete curb outlines the size and shape of the battleship South Dakota. Within the outline are some cut-off barrel stubs in concrete, a radar antenna, anchor with chain, the ship main mast and a large brass propeller. All these and a small museum building, have been there for years. A fairly new addition is a complete actual 16... More 

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Hull, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

didn't really care for this, did not spend much time here, but maybe this is just not my cup of tea.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

I have been by here many times, but never seemed to have the time to stop. Decided to stop in for a few minutes. The displays and staff did a great job giving me a snapshot of the ships history and importance. If you get a chance, stop in.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

I've visited the U.S.S. North Carolina, U.S.S. Alabama, and the U.S.S. Missouri. So to be able and visit this little attraction was a nice surprise. They have some interesting things to see. Worth a stop, won't take nearly as long to view it, as it takes to walk a large ship.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Was worth the stop. Don't need to spend much time here but the kid liked see everything they had on display.

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Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Not sure what we were expecting, but sure it wasn't some fabricated battleship in a sea of grass. Might be of interest to young children or those with a flexible interest in naval history.

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Pompano Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Loved watching the video then walking around seeing the history behind the ship. South Dakota has amazing parks and museums to enjoy with family.

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