USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial, Sioux Falls

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  • October 3, 2017
    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 »
  • September 27, 2017
    Good place to view some WWII history if you're in the area. There is no actual ship, just pieces of it and a lot of memorabilia from those who served on her. It's worth it to stop by once if you're in...  more »
  • September 21, 2017
    No charge, but they do accept donations. Great area to learn about the USS SD. Inside is a small museum area and great info and things to see on the grounds.  more »
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  • June 15, 2017
    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...
  • January 11, 2017
    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.
  • January 19, 2017
    Very creative display symbolizing the battleship. I have traveled through a few times and made sure to bring colleagues to see it too
  • September 28, 2016
    Took the kids here to learn a little history. They had fun playing outside of the museum. Closing for the season 9/30
  • April 17, 2016
    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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