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USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial

Sherman Park, 12 St and Kiwanis Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57101
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No ship

I love ships, but there is no ship here. It's good to have a memorial, to remember our history and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Greenwood, IN
via mobile
All Americans should visit!

My husband and I made this a short stop while doing the bike trail but it is well worth driving to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jerri G
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Sherman Park, 12 St and Kiwanis Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57101
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love ships, but there is no ship here. It's good to have a memorial, to remember our history and those who served. But I honestly was expecting more than a gun barrel.

Thank Neillos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I made this a short stop while doing the bike trail but it is well worth driving to. Great way to honor those who have served our country! But it is also a great way to feel a little bit of life...More

Thank Jerri G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know a lot about ships, but my wife and I both really enjoyed this museum. We watched the entire 30-minute video and stayed about an hour besides. The docent was really nice, too.

Thank Jeremy J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found this to be an interesting way of placing a battleship in South Dakota. The memorial ship outline does a good job of showing people how large the battleship was and gives a feel as to the size of the guns. The stop will...More

Thank Fred N
Reviewed July 13, 2017

I'm so proud to be a South Dakotan and am able to recommend this memorial for other out-of-state and in-state visitors. This was active during my early days growing up in South Dakota, and is such an interesting site. Details of which we were never...More

Thank 59irvingj
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Interesting display and information on the USS South Dakota Battleship. As a Veteran I really enjoy these types of Memorials. Easy to find and takes only an hour to see most of it. Friendly staff to help explain.

Thank west47
Reviewed July 9, 2017

This is a FREE memorial of the acutual USS Battleship. Inside the center is some amazing historical artifacts that have been preserved. It is full of history. The people there are very nice and well educated on the history. Defiantly want to spend about an...More

Thank Motherof5Girls
Reviewed June 27, 2017

The actual-size stone outline of the battleship South Dakota laid out on the ground, with various ship artifacts in their appropricate places, gives a sense of the scale of this century-old technology. A good 30 minute stop, worth a detour.

1  Thank Michael R
Reviewed June 26, 2017

After seeing on the website that the facility was not open until Memorial Day Weekend, I did not plan this into our vacation. But when we saw the sign, we took a chance and am so glad we did. There are only pieces of the...More

Thank nephnurse
Reviewed June 25, 2017

This is a great museum to spend an hour or so and give kids (and adults) a little bit of history, education and appreciation for the greatest generation. The outside guns and ship outline provide great scale of the ship size and the inside museum...More

Thank Rick R
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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 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