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South Dakota Air and Space Museum

Open Now: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Great collection of planes!

The SD Air and Space Museum has a surprisingly good collection of planes parked outside, including... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bangkok, Thailand
much bigger than expected

rainy day, did this at the last minute - glad we did, lots of videos, 60s era of vietnam made... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Aircraft that have been flown throughout the eras are on display at South Dakota's premiere free aviation museum! The museum has two major static display venues: First, a outdoor air park filled with WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Cold War, and present day...more
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2890 Davis Dr., Bldg#5208, Rapid City, SD 57706
+1 605-385-5189
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The SD Air and Space Museum has a surprisingly good collection of planes parked outside, including a B1B bomber and B-52 (both super impressive). The exhibits inside are relatively lame and the text is all far too small to read easily, but the 30 planes...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

rainy day, did this at the last minute - glad we did, lots of videos, 60s era of vietnam made during that time - interesting prospective.

Thank James D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is chocked full of interesting aviation history. Our tour guide had great stories, which helped provide context. The attraction is free. I enjoyed this more than several of the other pay attractions.

Thank Chad B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband loves all things flying so we stopped here for a visit. So glad we did. This place was very interesting and Free. The planes outside all have signage with interesting facts and the history of each plane. The inside exhibits are just as...More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to visit the air and space museum as we was driving thought the area and seemed interesting place to visit.. So glad we did. This free museum is great. So many different aircraft inside and outside so maybe go on a day that...More

Thank nathan c
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Rapid City many times and we finally made the stop here. Definitely worth the drive out to see. It was a cold, blustery day so unfortunately we didn’t spend the time seeing the planes outside so will save that for another...More

Thank Shar0nT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to stop and check this out. So glad we did. This free museum is great. So many different aircraft inside and outside. Lots of educational and historic displays inside. Well worth the stop. Plan at least one hour to get through it all.

Thank Cosette10
Reviewed 1 week ago

You could spend a whole day here but plan on at least two hours as there is so much to see. There is stuff to see both inside and outside.

Thank John G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit if you are into aircrafts from past to present. Kids would enjoy it. Older retirees will love it. A must see.

Thank John A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very large number of different plane are outside the museum.And there is no cost for the museum itself.

Thank Harold C
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23 July 2018|
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Response from D1559UXmichellem | Reviewed this property |
Yes you must go down a set of stairs to the actual missile.
26 April 2018|
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Response from tonyespin | Reviewed this property |
About a good hour to see everything and get a good idea of the history of our country you.ll be amazed god bless
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Response from S-D-Air-Spce-Museum | Property representative |
Yes they sure are! Leashed dogs can freely walk around the outside exhibits. We just ask that you clean up after your pet as you tour the museum. Thanks for asking!