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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 Visit Last week to Air and Space Museum

Our Friends had mentioned a visit to the South Dakota Air and space Museum.We took a tour that was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bill M
Gays Mills, Wisconsin
Great air museum

This was an awesome museum with LOTS of aircraft to see. Easy to walk around and spend time... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sharon S
via mobile
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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: 08:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2890 Davis Dr., Bldg#5208, Rapid City, SD 57706
+1 605-385-5189
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our Friends had mentioned a visit to the South Dakota Air and space Museum.We took a tour that was offered and spent time going though the Museum.A great thing to do on a Rainy day.

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was an awesome museum with LOTS of aircraft to see. Easy to walk around and spend time checking them out. Several planes outside and lots of displays inside. And it is FREE but has a box for donations. My adult son was traveling with...More

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We thought this place was neat. They had all sorts of aircraft to see outside, as well as history and other things inside. One part I really appreciated was the fact that it was free!

Thank ArmyWife_2006
Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoy looking at airplanes so we went to the South Dakota Air and Space Museum. It was free and the parking was free so it is a good attraction for families. It had several hangers with lots of post space relics. Give yourselves a...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you like Airplanes this is the place to go! Great bunch of planes, and some super cool displays inside. It is a little off the path but well worth the effort. and right off the interstate.

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really for those who are interested in or knowledgeable about the military and/or are airplanes (enthusiasts, active duty, or retirees). I spent my early life (from birth until marriage) living on Air Force bases and going to air shows...and I was still somewhat...More

Thank BeccaLane117
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my son's only request for our trip. We were too late for the missile silo tour so returned the next day. I'm so glad we did. Our tour guide was retired military and very knowledgeable about the missiles. If you or any of...More

Thank Tina C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Certainly worth a stop if you have an interest in military aircraft. Can't miss the B1B when you drive in the parking lot or the B52 to the left. As others have noted, would be an improvement to have placards on all aircraft and missiles....More

Thank remarcm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent about 2 hours at the museum looking at planes and the paid a nominal fee for The missile silo tour on base. I would add this to the trip. Very nicely done

Thank Dave E
Reviewed 1 week ago

While vacationing in the Black Hills, this was one of the stops requested by my sons. Located at Ellsworth Air Force Base, exhibits includes everything from military aircraft, rocket engines, and many hands-on exhibits. When was the last time you watched your kid climb into...More

Thank williamcK3608VC
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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!
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
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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