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USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial, Sioux Falls

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  • 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 bi...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • Very informative, worth the visit. Not only learned something new, but also corrected something I THOUGHT I knew. That cement outline of the ship was eye-opening. Almost 1200 people crammed into that space. I couldn't live like that no matter how many potatoes I peeled or planes I shot down. Glad I was an Army grunt...
  • This was a stop on a cross country drive. A little-known memorial it was very unique. Because they couldn't bring the actual battleship they build a cement outline of the ship and brought various items from the ship deck to display within the cement outline. At the center is a wonderful museum filled with photos, artifacts, videos and some items to buy. But best of all it is staffed with a knowledgeable volunteer who genuinely cares about the exhibit. This is located in a beautiful park and because it's low-profile it's easy to miss. We bought sandwiches and had a picnic before we explored the "ship". We missed it, but it does have it's own private parking lot located right outside the museum. You have to be going the right way on the main street to enter. I was skeptical of this, but had wanted to stop at "different" things on our trip. It was a quick stop, but well worth it. What a great tribute and memorial.
  • Very creative display symbolizing the battleship. I have traveled through a few times and made sure to bring colleagues to see it too
  • Took the kids here to learn a little history. They had fun playing outside of the museum. Closing for the season 9/30
  • A great installed of history! The kids love running around and they can get a real feel for the size and what it might have been like. Good information and we will go back when the visitor center opens in may.

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