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The memorial/museum gives you a chance to see authentic parts of the USS South Dakota. The outside memorial part lets you walk around the perimeter of the ship at its actual size. The guns from the battleship are original as well. Inside, there's a lot...More
We were in the area after a visit to the zoo and thought we’d take a quick peek. It was cool to see how massive the ship would of been, and to learn more and see the artifacts. It’s a small humble exhibit so don’t...More
Stopped at the memorial for about 30 minutes. That was plenty of time to take a passing look at everything. Very well laid out, and a super nice docent available. Not super interesting for young kids. This is not an actual battleship, it's a site...More
Interesting little museum. We had a couple hours to kill so stopped at this Museum. It had several side stories that brought a personal side to it. The movie had a lot of information in it. The outside being an outline of the ship with...More
So, my kids who have explored the Battleship Texas were a little disappointed that there wasn't a "real" battleship to see. However, the museum is well done and the lady who was working was very nice and informative. She gave great information and history lessons!...More
We arrived at about 10 minutes before the site was scheduled to close. The staff person on duty urged us to come in, stayed late and answered all of our questions about the ship. Interesting exhibits in the building about the USS South Dakota's accomplishments...More
This memorial park is a nice tribute to the USS SD. The park itself includes a full size outline of the ship. It is a nice park to walk and explore and is adjacent to softball fields. Stay and watch a game if you get...More
We were passing through Sioux Falls on a family road trip and our 9 year-old son wanted to stop. He loves history and learning about WWII. We found this to be a good quick stop and they have a ton of interesting artifacts and information....More
I visited the (outside part of the) Memorial early in the morning on a Thursday. There was some traffic noise originating from the road in front of the Memorial. However, if one makes the effort to walk in and around the Memorial, the noise disappears...More
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
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 that I can recall. As a veteran myself (Army), I ::) Jim I any vet would enjoy it. I hope this helps..