USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial, Sioux Falls

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  • We accessed online information to read about the exhibit and enjoyed it even in a downpour. It was easy to pull off the street and park that day.  more »
  • USS South Dakota (the third ship to carry this name) was cut up for scrap in 1947. So there is no "ship" here! What is presented is the shape of a ship, with authentic guns, anchors and propellers. We...  more »
  • I was pleasantly surprised how much history was here on display. The outside of the building didn't look like much would be on display. It is free to take a look; I would recommend it.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Good area if your driving through or love history.
  • 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...
  • Just as cool as the nc
  • Very creative display symbolizing the battleship. I have traveled through a few times and made sure to bring colleagues to see it too

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