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USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial

Sherman Park, 12 St and Kiwanis Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57101
+1 605-367-7141
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Interesting exhibits, welcoming staff

We arrived at about 10 minutes before the site was scheduled to close. The staff person on duty... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Barbara N
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Groton, Connecticut
Nice tribute

This memorial park is a nice tribute to the USS SD. The park itself includes a full size outline... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
William O
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Sherman Park, 12 St and Kiwanis Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57101
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"south dakota"
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"wwii history"
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"greatest generation"
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"gun barrel"
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"personal stories"
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"president truman"
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"actual size"
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"small museum"
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"inside museum"
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"fun climbing"
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"great piece of history"
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"on display"
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"short stop"
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"worth a stop"
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"free admission"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We arrived at about 10 minutes before the site was scheduled to close. The staff person on duty urged us to come in, stayed late and answered all of our questions about the ship. Interesting exhibits in the building about the USS South Dakota's accomplishments...More

Thank Barbara N
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This memorial park is a nice tribute to the USS SD. The park itself includes a full size outline of the ship. It is a nice park to walk and explore and is adjacent to softball fields. Stay and watch a game if you get...More

Thank William O
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were passing through Sioux Falls on a family road trip and our 9 year-old son wanted to stop. He loves history and learning about WWII. We found this to be a good quick stop and they have a ton of interesting artifacts and information....More

1  Thank Michelle O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the (outside part of the) Memorial early in the morning on a Thursday. There was some traffic noise originating from the road in front of the Memorial. However, if one makes the effort to walk in and around the Memorial, the noise disappears...More

Thank WStatesTraveler
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a couple of hours to kill before catching my flight and decided to stop in. Easy to find, very accessible parking lot in front of the main entrance. Certainly not at all a large place with a few key artifacts outside. There were certainly...More

Thank NiuhTravelers
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Reviewed April 7, 2018

This interesting Memorial is located east of I-29 on West 12th St. A concrete outline of the battleship can easily be seen from the road. An inviting visitors center will give one a full history of its service during WWII from 1942-47. Known to the...More

4  Thank Marty B
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

Loved this museum so much going back to bring the kids to see it. Tons of information about almost everything displayed. Such great history to continue to share with everyone!

Thank DeborahKR
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Reviewed October 14, 2017

We accessed online information to read about the exhibit and enjoyed it even in a downpour. It was easy to pull off the street and park that day.

Thank RuM15
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Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

USS South Dakota (the third ship to carry this name) was cut up for scrap in 1947. So there is no "ship" here! What is presented is the shape of a ship, with authentic guns, anchors and propellers. We thought it was lovely. Then on...More

Thank Stephen A
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

I was pleasantly surprised how much history was here on display. The outside of the building didn't look like much would be on display. It is free to take a look; I would recommend it.

Thank Ian K
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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
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sallyc9900
June 3, 2016|
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Response from Papa Penn | 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
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