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“No admission and free parking”

Old Courthouse Museum
Ranked #9 of 62 things to do in Sioux Falls
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Owner description: Beautifully restored 1800s quartzite building has three floors of regional history exhibits.
Longs, South Carolina
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28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“No admission and free parking”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

The courthouse has been well preserved and is still being restored in a few areas. Very informative of the southeast area of South Dakota giving in site into the rich history of not only the early settlers but the Native Americans who first inhabited it. There is no admission and parking is free which sweetens the visit even more.

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English first
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great museum and free”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

This was a great museum. We took elevator to top floor and walked down. They would not let us carry our Starbucks into museum but let us leave them at front desk. Amazing building with great murals and displays. Some interactive videos. It shows a great synopsis of the history of the town and buildings it it. Free admission but I would recommend leaving a donation as much of the work is provided by volunteers

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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173 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Worth a visit to see the inside of this building”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

The price is right - free - and the collections inside are varied. There's an exhibit of chairs from different eras (including a scary-looking dentist's chair from the early 1900s), an old car, beautiful murals,stained glass and regional history exhibits.

Visited July 2014
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great Wedding Reception Venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2014

We attended a wedding reception here and everything was beautifully laid out. What a great old building. The massive staircase to the second floor was very impressive.

Visited June 2014
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Jackie77
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92 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Unexpected Surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014

We stopped here on a whim to kill a little time. We were pleasantly surprised. The displays were very attractive and well-organized. The architecture of the building was beautiful.

Visited August 2013
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