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Washington Pavilion

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great place for kids and adults

There are so many different things to do at this facility that are intriguing for both children and... read more

Reviewed yesterday

We visit here for the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra events. So many different venues to choose... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Freeman, South Dakota
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The mission of the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science is to educate, entertain, inspire, and enrich the community by making arts and science part of our lives. Our vision is to be the region’s premier arts and cultural institution and a...more
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301 S Main Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104-6311
+1 605-367-7397
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Reviewed yesterday

There are so many different things to do at this facility that are intriguing for both children and adults. Love the dome!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank unknownuser2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit here for the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra events. So many different venues to choose from throughout the year. By far our all time favorite is "Tis the Season". This has been a yearly event that we have been attending for several years now....More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank gardwin
Reviewed 6 November 2018

My children all graduated from this former high school. It was saved from being torn down by a generous friend, Dan Kirby and family. It now houses a fabulous art gallery, a music auditorium opened by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, a science center, and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sandy J
Reviewed 27 October 2018

This place is stunning--hard to believe it was once a high school. Besides the theater, it has a museum and a place to eat.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael T
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Definitely consider the PALS membership if you live nearby and have kids. The children’s area in the art center is very fun and the science center has new exhibits all the time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jef1010
Reviewed 18 September 2018

You could spend hours in this place. We ran out of time, but plan on going back soon!! So many levels of amazing things.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 1952pat
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I love to visit the washington pavillion for events and learning. My grandson is even kept entertained!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank douglassG6302HM
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

We came here after visiting the falls and wanted to spend sometime inside. The exhibits were fun for the kids. They enjoyed the space experience and the animal on the second level. The staff we interacted with was excellent. We even walked by the reptiles...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank davidrI1233ES
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I went there yesterday on Sunday. Very friendly informative staff at the ticket area. We headed for the art gallery first. My daughter liked the area where you dropped the little colored balls into vials near the paintings representing what emotion each...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tami S
WashingtonPavilion, Digital Marketing Specialist at Washington Pavilion, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Hi Tami – we’re so happy you enjoyed your visit to our Visual Arts Center, Kirby Science Discovery Center and Wells Fargo CineDome at the Washington Pavilion! We apologize for your experience upon entering the Visual Arts Center. Your feedback has been forwarded to upper...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018

We were there for a wedding reception; but I picked up an event book showing numerous plays and concerts. It would be a special experience to be able to see a play or concert there.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pete P
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23 November 2018|
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Response from WashingtonPavilion | Property representative |
Our Orchestra level seats are typically rows A-X and Mezzanine seats rows A-R. For available seating, please call our Box Office at 605-367-6000.
Karissa F
2 April 2017|
Response from Beth B | Reviewed this property |
The pavillion is a concert hall, so it would depend on the performance attended. You'd have to look at specific concert sales.
Anne C
14 July 2015|
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Response from Rhonda G | Reviewed this property |
I think any age would enjoy. Downtown buildings themselves are amazing. Also the Falls area is great for all ages and your boys would love it!