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South Dakota National Guard Museum

301 E Dakota Ave, Pierre, SD 57501-3225
+1 605-773-2475
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Summer Camp Staff Member and local parent

The SD National Guard Museum is doing a GREAT program for our local kids in summer camp teaching... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
SMM0625
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Pierre, South Dakota
via mobile
Awesome

Well setup museum! Rich in history and worth the visit!! Look forward to visiting again in the... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
taz042378
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In 1862, twenty-seven years before statehood, Governor Janyne petitioned the War Department for authority to raise two companies of soldiers. These soldiers would act as a territorial defense while the Active Army was fighting in the Civil War. The first company to muster in was Company A, First Dakota Cavalry in Yankton and the second was Company B, First Dakota Cavalry in Sioux City. The First Dakota Cavalry are the ancestors of the South Dakota National Guard. Here at the South Dakota National Guard Museum we honor our Guard members both past and present. Stop by today and learn of the history and hero's of our South Dakota Guard.
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12 Jun 2017
“Summer Camp Staff Member and local parent ”
23 Apr 2017
“Awesome”
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301 E Dakota Ave, Pierre, SD 57501-3225
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+1 605-773-2475
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

The SD National Guard Museum is doing a GREAT program for our local kids in summer camp teaching them about World War I!! Staff does an amazing job and such a great FREE learning experience for our kids! Including hands on projects to help them...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Well setup museum! Rich in history and worth the visit!! Look forward to visiting again in the future as they update it often.

1  Thank taz042378
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

Museum was interesting and well kept and clean. They had some big things housed outside airplanes tanks etc: My husband enjoyed it more than I just because I am not that interested in that sort of thing. I did find something however that I found...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2015

This small museum is open almost every day. It is free for everyone and the lady who manages it (Sonja, I believe) does a fantastic job taking you around on a tour. There is a lot to look at, even with small children. They also...More

1  Thank Mosleyjf
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Reviewed 2 May 2015

Worth some of your time. People manning the museum are pleasant, the building is well maintained, the displays are interesting and we found our grandsons (11 and 13 years old) were not only not bored but found enough equipment, displays and hands-on to keep them...More

1  Thank Lkitnice
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

It's small, the hours are iffy and it "feels" like someone's garage collection. But, don't let that stop you. There are museums all-over the place that have been blessed with big marketing budgets, endowments and paid staff that don't have HALF the interesting items as...More

1  Thank MBA-OGTA
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

This museum is a unique showcase of military relics, uniforms, equipment, and vehicles (planes, tanks, etc).

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Reviewed 5 February 2012

although small, the museum contains artifacts from past wars and their connections to South Dakota. Well presented.

1  Thank cookyman
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