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South Dakota National Guard Museum

Opens in 29 min: 09:00 - 16:00
Open today: 09:00 - 16:00
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Nice side trip.

I'm a veteran. On a rainy day I decided to stop in and have a look around. They have a nice... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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
Pierre, South Dakota
via mobile
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  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
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25 Jun 2018
“Nice side trip.”
12 Jun 2017
“Summer Camp Staff Member and local parent ”
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...more
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
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301 E Dakota Ave, Pierre, SD 57501-3225
+1 605-773-2475
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

I'm a veteran. On a rainy day I decided to stop in and have a look around. They have a nice collection of military history inside and out. A small gift shop has a good selection for all ages. Staff are friendly. I've returned here...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank SMM0625
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.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank taz042378
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

Date of experience: August 2016
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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

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank Mosleyjf
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

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank Lkitnice
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

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank MBA-OGTA
Reviewed 14 March 2012

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

1  Thank SamanthaCR
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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