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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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Nice place for a short visit

This is not your classic museum but well worth a stop. It reminds me of a mom & pop museum. It does not have all that high tech of exhibits but is full of photos and mementos of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Elizabethtown, KY
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Elizabethtown, KY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not your classic museum but well worth a stop. It reminds me of a mom & pop museum. It does not have all that high tech of exhibits but is full of photos and mementos of Sailors who served on the battleship. The exhibits were interesting and the curator very knowledgeable. The ship had a great history and... More 

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to view yet another different attraction that you do not see everywhere. Our timing was off for visiting while the visitors center was open but cool to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were amazed at the history and the accomplishments of the USS South Dakota. We walked every bit of it and the size of chain and the anchor was unbelievable. Something you should not miss either is the photographs and the history inside. We actually spent a couple of hours inside too!

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Brevard, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You might just drive by this memorial, but it is truly fascinating. Go into the museum and watch the 30 min video on the history of the Battleship. We spent almost 2 hours there. Very nice displays and artifacts inside the museum.

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Bogart, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I happen to believe in America, what we are and what we have done for the world. Everyone, especially children, should get a good dose of WWII history because this was our greatest generation and depicts a time when America's very best came together and showed the world what bravery, duty, sacrifice and determination could do. You can actually get... More 

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My team and I stopped here on a whirlwind geocaching dash to the northern states. This memorial caught our eye as we have a friend at work that had a grandpa serve on this ship. Found some nice geocaches nearby and had fun watching a festival in the park that day.

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Fairborn, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A rather abstract memorial to one of the iron ships of yesterday. It uses some abstract characteristics but pretty cool overall. Only takes a little while to view.

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Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

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 August 24, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

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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