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Cultural Heritage Center

900 Governors Dr, Pierre, SD 57501-2200
+1 605-773-3458
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Lots of SD Information - especially native & pioneers

Lots of great information on SD history. Loved the old stories in the sod house. My 3 & 9 year old... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Apmec
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Excellent

Very informative and well worth the admission price. There were some interactive displays. Lots to... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
lorik337
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Not your typical museum structure, this one is built into the side of hill, and much of it is underground. A contemporary version of a traditional Native American dwelling, this beautiful building features Native American (mostly the Sioux tribes) and pioneer exhibits, with many rare artifacts tracing the history of South Dakota.
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900 Governors Dr, Pierre, SD 57501-2200
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+1 605-773-3458
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lots of great information on SD history. Loved the old stories in the sod house. My 3 & 9 year old daughters liked the observation floor, milking the cow & laying out your house floor plan. The quilt exhibit was neat & the area for...More

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Jay S, Manager at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, and we appreciate your disappointment at the interactive screens that were not functioning. We try to ensure that everything is working appropriately each day, but occasionally it is difficult to make quick technological repairs. I can assure your that...More

Reviewed 26 April 2017

Very informative and well worth the admission price. There were some interactive displays. Lots to see.

Thank lorik337
Jay S, Manager at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Thank you very much for your kind words. We appreciate your feedback and you can trust that we will continue to provide new exhibits and programs for our audience into the future.

Reviewed 28 March 2017

Had some free time will on business in Pierre and being off season Sunday not much was available. So we came here...and it was great! It is not a huge place as far as the museum section goes but it is packed with a wealth...More

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Jay S, Manager at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Thank you so much for the kind review! We appreciate your feedback and welcome you back again any time as exhibits changes and we periodically offer weekend programs.

Reviewed 13 February 2017

I was inspired by the buffalo, teepee, and stagecoach. Some of the facts and stories they have set up are really neat.

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Jay S, Manager at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

Thank you very much for your response. It is gratifying to know when our exhibits connect with and engage our audience. Please come back and visit us again in the future as exhibits do change periodically.

Reviewed 6 January 2017

Lots of awesome stuff to admire. Whenever I have my grandchildren in Pierre we always go up there and there is always something new to admire.

1  Thank sbunt00
Jay S, General Manager at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We try to keep our exhibit and special event programs lively so that there is something new to see whenever one visits the Cultural Heritage Center. Please come back and see us again!

Reviewed 3 December 2016

Very helpful staff went out of their way to help me find information on my paternal grandmother's family which helped me trace her heritage and location lived!More

1  Thank 909crosscountryman
Jay S, Manager at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2016

Thank you for your comments. The State Archives is a great place to research various aspects of South Dakota history, including family history. The South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center is home to several programs of the South Dakota State Historical Society including the Museum, the...More

Reviewed 8 October 2016

My husband and I arrived in Pierre too early to eat at the steak house we had previously chosen. We were looking for a local visitor information center and found the Cultural Heritage Center instead. Although we did not have time to enjoy the museum,...More

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Jay S, Manager at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2016

Thank you for your kind words about our front desk staff. They do a great job representing the Cultural Heritage Center and the Pierre/Fort Pierre area. I hope that you enjoyed your stay in our community and that you will come back and visit our...More

Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This was a 3+ hour visit for us which is more than we would normally devote. Really well done. The historians were serving cookies as it was free day for every one as they were linked to the Smithsonian which I guess also hosted an...More

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Jay S, Manager at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2016

Thank you so much for your kind review. We, too, had an enjoyable day during our Tribal Arts Event that was held on the Smithsonian's "Museum Day Live!" event. As an Affiliate it is always our honor to work in conjunction with the nation's museum....More

Reviewed 15 September 2016

Outstanding museum! Much better than anticipated. Well worth your time and effort to visit. Disclaimer: I am not associated with this organization and posted this review on my own.More

Thank Charles M
Jay S, Manager at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2016

Charles M: Thank you for your mind words! We are glad that you enjoyed your experience at the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center and we hope that you will come back and visit us again. We change exhibits periodically and we host special events and...More

Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful museum with a great display of Native American life and artistry. A tipi to visit and then stop in a settler's sod house, see an original stage coach move on to gold panning and mining. A few interactive activities for kids....More

1  Thank Cathy L
Jay S, Manager at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2016

Thank you for your comments and we are happy that you enjoyed your experience. Please come back and see us again and enjoy one of our programs, special events or a new exhibit!

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Cliff H
When does it open?
5 June 2017|
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Response from Jay S | Property representative |
The South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1:00 to 4:30 on Sunday during the summer. Please call us at 606.773.3458 for more information about events and... More
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Harold C
Please, your address for my GPS? Are you open the afternoon this Wednesday, Dec 21? Closing time?
22 December 2015|
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Response from Kate V | Property representative |
I apologize for the delay in responding to your question. The Museum is open extended hours during the Christmas holiday and summer months, 9:00 AM to 6:30 pm Monday through Saturday and 1:00 - 4:30 pm on Sundays and... More
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