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USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial

Sherman Park, 12 St and Kiwanis Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57101
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Worth a stop

No charge, but they do accept donations. Great area to learn about the USS SD. Inside is a small... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Portland, Maine
Well worth a visit

The USS South Dakota Memorial is well worth your time. The museum features memorabilia, photos and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jeffrey C
Davenport, IA, United States
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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.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Sherman Park, 12 St and Kiwanis Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57101
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Reviewed yesterday

No charge, but they do accept donations. Great area to learn about the USS SD. Inside is a small museum area and great info and things to see on the grounds.

Thank ladyme1
Reviewed 2 days ago

The USS South Dakota Memorial is well worth your time. The museum features memorabilia, photos and models. A highlight of our visit was equipment removed from the battleship itself was on display; some inside, some out. Our visit took just over an hour, time well...More

Thank Jeffrey C
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a small museum which gave sufficient information (not too much) and had a lot of neat models to look at. In front of the entrance, there is a bronze plaque which has a map of all the places that the USS SD Battleship...More

Thank BeccaLane117
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was surprised to find this memorial at the town park. Hubby had read about it, but had forgotten it was there. Scooting around town to burn a few hours and decided to stop and take a look. The museum had really nice exhibits.

Thank TexasShutterbug
Reviewed 1 week ago

Who knew that there was a battleship memorial in South Dakota of all places? Definitely worth a stop if you get a chance. The museum was interesting and the parts of the ship were cool to see.

Thank Tammy_2292
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

I love ships, but there is no ship here. It's good to have a memorial, to remember our history and those who served. But I honestly was expecting more than a gun barrel.

Thank Neillos
Reviewed 26 July 2017

My husband and I made this a short stop while doing the bike trail but it is well worth driving to. Great way to honor those who have served our country! But it is also a great way to feel a little bit of life...More

Thank Jerri G
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

I don't know a lot about ships, but my wife and I both really enjoyed this museum. We watched the entire 30-minute video and stayed about an hour besides. The docent was really nice, too.

Thank Jeremy J
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I found this to be an interesting way of placing a battleship in South Dakota. The memorial ship outline does a good job of showing people how large the battleship was and gives a feel as to the size of the guns. The stop will...More

Thank Fred N
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I'm so proud to be a South Dakotan and am able to recommend this memorial for other out-of-state and in-state visitors. This was active during my early days growing up in South Dakota, and is such an interesting site. Details of which we were never...More

Thank 59irvingj
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Lucille F
30 June 2016|
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Response from Choose J | Reviewed this property |
No it is free but they accept donations
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