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“Nice exhibit for those who enjoy history” 4 of 5 stars
Review of USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial

USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial
Ranked #10 of 55 things to do in Sioux Falls
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Owner description: 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.
Nebraska
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135 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Nice exhibit for those who enjoy history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Though not the entire ship, there are parts of it and artifacts. Enjoyed the personal stories and displays. Free!

Visited July 2014
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Arthur, Illinois, United States
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31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice stop to make”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We enjoyed our stop here a couple of years ago. Interesting history of the Battleship South Dakota. Free!

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank MarthaSY
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New Ulm, Minnesota, United States
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66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Worth a visit for history buffs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

A very nice and free exhibit of the US battleship South Dakota. Though not a complete ship, the display brings it to life. The museum is also a nice display of artifacts from the ship and era.

Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Larry C
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Green Isle, Minnesota
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97 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
“Not the ship itself, but very interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This place has lots of info and memorabilia and actual artifacts from this WWI battleship. The whole ship is not there, just parts of it. Lots of exhibits and personal accounts of this ship, and pictures, galore. It was very interesting, and we spent over an hour looking and reading the displays.

Visited June 2014
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Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“One of the most decorated...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The USS South Dakota is one of the most decorated battleships of WWII with 13 battle stars. However it is not the "most" decorated battleship of WWII as the description states, that honor resides with the USS North Carolina with 15 battle stars. (By the way you can actually visit the ship in Wilmington, NC)

It's great that the state of South Dakota was able to secure components of the ship and have done a good job as making the most of it. The South Dakota was vitally important in the campaign against Imperial Japan and deserves to be remembered, honored, and her memorial visited.

Visited September 2013
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