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South Dakota Air and Space Museum

2890 Davis Dr., Bldg#5208, Rapid City, SD 57706
+1 605-385-5189
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Our group loved this on a snowy cold day. Would also be fun in warmer weather when you can look at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarah S
Husband loved it!

My husband is very interested in all things having to do with planes! We hadn't planned to stop at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Aircraft that have been flown throughout the eras are on display at South Dakota's premiere free aviation museum! The museum has two major static display venues: First, a outdoor air park filled with WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Cold War, and present day aircraft lets you get close to & touch history. This includes the currently flown B-1B Lancer. Secondly, four historical hangars showcase military history & technology,space tech & EROS, SD aviation, and EAFB local military history in a fresh and immersive walk-through. Mid-May through Mid-September bus tours of nearby Ellsworth AFB and the Minuteman II missile training silo are offered at a nominal fee. You will be able to go inside the silo and on base for a 50 minute guided tour of the only MMII silo open to the public. Make sure you bring your ID or Passport (Non-US) to enjoy the tour!
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2890 Davis Dr., Bldg#5208, Rapid City, SD 57706
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group loved this on a snowy cold day. Would also be fun in warmer weather when you can look at all the planes outside. Cool to sit in the cockpits for the kids!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband is very interested in all things having to do with planes! We hadn't planned to stop at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum, but when we realized it was right along our travel path, we had to stop. The museum did not...More

Thank Elizabeth S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 3 hours here just looking at exhibits, watch 1 of presentations wish had time to see all highly reccomend

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love history and military history in particular. The indoor exhibits are extensive and well displayed. There are numerous personal and local connections made to world events. The outdoor static displays are wonderful and varied. This museum is sure to please!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here while on our spring break trip with three kids ages 13, 8, and 5 and they loved it. They were entertained by the flight simulator and argued over who the better pilot was. Pretty neat to see all the planes outside. Their...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

South Dakota Air and Space Museum is a very interesting museum for local military history. Seeing the old military airplanes is the highlight of the museum.

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

While you are there, you can watch airplanes take off/land from the military base behind the museum.

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

One of the coolest place one earth so many nice people in this town very neat museum lots of historical. Things

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We didn't know this place existed until we saw the billboard on our way from Sturgis. We were really glad we made the effort to visit. They have a fine selection of aircraft on view that you can walk up and touch including B-52, B1,...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Museum is really nice. Has a lot of historic displays and is well maintained. Best place to go if you stop in Box Elder

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aluciaguzman
24 April 2017|
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Response from S-D-Air-Spce-Museum | Property representative |
Yes they sure are! Leashed dogs can freely walk around the outside exhibits. We just ask that you clean up after your pet as you tour the museum. Thanks for asking!
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Jmh443
9 February 2017|
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Response from SDAirandSpaceMuseum | Property representative |
The museum should be open in late May from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM, 7 days a week. The museum does offer a tour of a Minuteman II trainer missile silo on Ellsworth AFB, but some restrictions apply due to the REAL ID act... More
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Peter R
23 September 2015|
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Response from Hailey F | Reviewed this property |
Bus tours ended the 18th of September and the museum's hours changed back to their winter hours of 8.30 - 4.30.
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