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South Dakota Air and Space Museum

2890 Davis Dr., Bldg#5208, Rapid City, SD 57706
+1 605-385-5189
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Worth a stop and a walk through

stopped at the minute man missile site - disappointed when learned we had to have a reservation to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
D V
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Wautoma, Wisconsin
More than you'd expect

Lots of planes outside and a lot to see inside. Spend as much time in here as you'd like. Local... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cari M
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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 aircraft lets you get close to & touch history. This includes the currently flown B-1B Lancer. Secondly, four historical hangars showcase military history & technology,space tech & EROS, SD aviation, and EAFB local military history in a fresh and immersive walk-through. Mid-May through Mid-September bus tours of nearby Ellsworth AFB and the Minuteman II missile training silo are offered at a nominal fee. You will be able to go inside the silo and on base for a 50 minute guided tour of the only MMII silo open to the public. Make sure you bring your ID or Passport (Non-US) to enjoy the tour!
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2890 Davis Dr., Bldg#5208, Rapid City, SD 57706
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Reviewed 4 days ago

stopped at the minute man missile site - disappointed when learned we had to have a reservation to see the actual silo. told to visit air and space museum for another chance to see a missile silo. You can walk around and look at various...More

Thank D V
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of planes outside and a lot to see inside. Spend as much time in here as you'd like. Local heros too and information from the world wars.

Thank Cari M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is located outside Ellsworth AFB gate. The museum is free but the minute man missile bus tour on base has a fee of $10 adults, less for children. The museum is small but informative covering the role of the Air Force and Ellsworth...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in town for work and had a little bit of free time so I swung by to check out this compact and well-managed museum located adjacent to the front gate at Ellsworth Air Force Base. They have a static display of retired aircraft...More

Thank Mark H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very interesting museum and had a great display of airplanes. Keep in mind that the planes are outside and the weather may impact when you want to visit.

Thank Bonnie M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good museum. Nice presentations and kids enjoyed it too. unique way of showing when misslez, planes etc were used. Made looking at items easy to understand.

Thank JohnRH45
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was awesome and the tour to the missle silo was very informative. Glen was a great tour guide.

Thank Janet H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth the stop just outside Ellsworth AFB in Box Elder. B52 and B1 bomber on display as well as other historical aircraft. Inside is a Minuteman Launch Facility trainer. Also other historical South Dakota air history including the StratoBowl.

Thank Ernie K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The visit was wonderful and amazing air force planes on view. Some familiar and some older models including Minute Man Missile 1 Good descriptions in front of the aircraft. Also can visit a decommissioned Silo on the base by special tour and guide. Each tour...More

Thank Phillip G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have three boys and they really enjoyed seeing the planes. There is a nice museum with interesting videos and it's free!! We did the tour which had a cost but it was interesting to go on base and see the missile training area.

Thank Kristi B
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339marlener
23 July 2018|
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Response from Michelle M | Reviewed this property |
Yes you must go down a set of stairs to the actual missile.
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Rehcsif
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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aluciaguzman
24 April 2017|
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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!
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