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One of the world's great collections of musical instruments

My wife and I love to visit museums, wherever we can find them, in Chicago or New York or San... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2018
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
Great Educational experience

I took a group of 7th - 12th graders here for a tour and it was AMAZING! Not only were the... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2018
John B
Lincoln, Nebraska
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NOTE: The National Music Museum, Vermillion, South Dakota, is preparing for extensive architectural expansion and renovation and is now CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. Reopening is slated for 2021. Stay tuned! "One of the largest and most important...more
414 E Clark St, The University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 57069-2307
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

My wife and I love to visit museums, wherever we can find them, in Chicago or New York or San Francisco or Denver...or Vermillion, South Dakota. The National Music Museum, founded in 1973 on the University of South Dakota campus, has more than 15,000 American,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

I took a group of 7th - 12th graders here for a tour and it was AMAZING! Not only were the instruments remarkable, but the staff that provided the tour made the trip unforgettable. After a long bus ride from Lincoln, Nebraska the kids felt...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

This is truly a "National" quality museum on par with the Smithsonian museums in DC. The small part of the collection on display is amazing. See it if you have any interest whatsoever in musical instruments.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Well laid out with a large variety of musical instruments from all over the world. Some of the displays have an audio recording to enjoy the sound of the instrument.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

We traveled to Vermillion to visit friends who are faculty at the University of South Dakota. We were aware that there was a music museum in town and after they encouraged us to visit; we spent an afternoon there. What a surprise! There are many...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

It's a small building, but with so many instruments and so much history. We planned on staying 45 min. to an hour, it wound up being an hour and a half. Plenty to see and enjoy!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

I found this museum described in my AAA Tour Book and knew immediately that my husband and I had to visit. It is located in a small town on the campus of the University of South Dakota.If you have ever played an instrument, this is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

There are so many wonderful instruments and exhibits. This is a museum you probably wont get all the way through in one visit. It is worth just walking through. Unfortunately it is going to close for renovations in October 2018. So get your visit in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

This is a fabulous museum with an extensive collection of rare and valuable musical instruments. I took an out of state friend who was very impressed. The museum will be closing in October for about 2 years for renovations and the building of additional space....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Stradivarius and Amati violins, johnny Cash Gibsons and lots of other guitars, strange instruments from throughout the world and world class instruments that changed music. The National Music Museum has the best collection of important musical instruments visible to the public. In the fall, winter...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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August 13, 2017|
Response from Rhona R | Reviewed this property |
Adult admission is $10. Children are free. There is also a Senior Discount Admission of $8.
April 16, 2016|
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Website for hours, Bates, costs and admission. No limit on photos. Free parking very close. Enjoy!