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Excellent Memorial!!!

I went in January when it was freezing cold. I am glad I did. There wasn't another soul in the park... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
South Jordan, Utah
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Neat "little" memorial of Battleship "X".

My family traveled to Sioux Falls, SD for the 2018 Trains at Christmas train show, and we had some... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lidgerwood, North Dakota
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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.
Sherman Park, 12 St and Kiwanis Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57101
+1 605-367-7141
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I went in January when it was freezing cold. I am glad I did. There wasn't another soul in the park and I got to take it all in without anyone else to interrupt or bother me. While this is only parts and pieces, the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bmorris1929
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family traveled to Sioux Falls, SD for the 2018 Trains at Christmas train show, and we had some spare time on our hands, so we paid a visit to the USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial. Seeing components of the ol' ship was a nice...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Count_Blah
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Enjoyed the battleship memorial; worth the visit. Informative memorial in a park setting. Easy to get to and tour at your own pace. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Departure84466
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Whether you love history or not this is worth the visit! The outline of the ship gives you a sense of how big it was until you realize all the guns and planes and military personnel it contained. The musuem exhibits are informative, heartwarming and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sundown3436
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Very interesting place. Good place for people , who have been the Military. Easy place to get too. It is only Open from Memorial Day Weekend through Last Day of September.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pheasantwife
Reviewed September 2, 2018

There was more here than we had expected you get an idea about the size of this ship. The outline shows the size by way of a small grey stone outline wall with artefact of guns, turrets etc. Small museum / gift store. Glad we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Barbara M
Reviewed August 11, 2018

The memorial/museum gives you a chance to see authentic parts of the USS South Dakota. The outside memorial part lets you walk around the perimeter of the ship at its actual size. The guns from the battleship are original as well. Inside, there's a lot...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DouglasF188
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Small museum and it pays homage to the most decorated battleship in World War 2. Small but very interesting to anyone who loves history!!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MandySSS
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

We were in the area after a visit to the zoo and thought we’d take a quick peek. It was cool to see how massive the ship would of been, and to learn more and see the artifacts. It’s a small humble exhibit so don’t...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank davidrI1233ES
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Stopped at the memorial for about 30 minutes. That was plenty of time to take a passing look at everything. Very well laid out, and a super nice docent available. Not super interesting for young kids. This is not an actual battleship, it's a site...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Lucille F
June 29, 2016|
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Response from Choose J | Reviewed this property |
No it is free but they accept donations
June 3, 2016|
Response from PapaPenn | Reviewed this property |
Oh it is not a complete ship. It is parts of the ship reassembled to the shape of the ship. It is by no means the big complete ship, but everything there is very interesting and educationa. No steps that you have to climb... More