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USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial

Sherman Park, 12 St and Kiwanis Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57101
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A Pleasant Surprise!

This is a great museum to spend an hour or so and give kids (and adults) a little bit of history... read more

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Rick R
Sterling Heights, Michigan
Great travel stop

No charge to enter museum which is packed with many donated personal items from servicemen. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
South Bend, Indiana
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Honoring the most decorated battleship of World War II, this memorial is a full-size outline of the ship with artifacts from the ship positioned in it.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Sherman Park, 12 St and Kiwanis Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57101
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great museum to spend an hour or so and give kids (and adults) a little bit of history, education and appreciation for the greatest generation. The outside guns and ship outline provide great scale of the ship size and the inside museum...More

Thank Rick R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No charge to enter museum which is packed with many donated personal items from servicemen. The memorial is an outline of the battleship with lots of green space to walk around and stretch your legs. We stopped here on our way home from the Dakotas....More

Thank ndrose7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have some great artifacts and very cool pieces to display from the ship, WWII and Japan. Worth the stop, free admission.

Thank AdamYankton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outside there is an outline of the Battleship and a few other items from the ship. The museum took about 30 minutes to look through.

Thank morganc324
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This has the best little museum with great pieces of history, from pictures to weapons to uniforms. The framework of the Battleship is to scale and the anchor and chain is massive.

Thank Evie R
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We stopped here briefly during our time in Sioux Falls. We did spend some time outside looking at it and reading the plaques, but we went in mid April and the museum was not open yet on the inside. Great for anyone interested in history....More

Thank LauraHenke
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Interesting to see the boat upclose not just from the street, also interesting to see all the different eras and types of military services were available and on display.

1  Thank Helen D
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This is good place to get a perspective of a WWII battleship at least in the middle of the prairie. There is an outline of the dimensions of the deck and then the big gun barrels where they would be. There is a small museum...More

Thank Madison M
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a very good place to visit if you like to learn about our history. They have some outside displays and a small museum to learn about the USS South Dakota. I recommend it.

Thank Deb A
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This is essentially some cannons from the battleship in a park with the outline of the ship in the park. I understand what they were doing here but it's worth about 5 minutes. I wouldn't do much but drive by frankly....

Thank Dawsontodd
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Lucille F
Is there a charge?
30 June 2016|
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Response from Choose J | Reviewed this property |
No it is free but they accept donations
How much does it cost to visit the ship? is there a size limit for tight spots? what about disabled vets? are there a lot of steps?
3 June 2016|
Response from Papa Penn | Reviewed this property |
Oh it is not a complete ship. It is parts of the ship reassembled to the shape of the ship. It is by no means the big complete ship, but everything there is very interesting and educationa. No steps that you have to climb... More