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Washington Pavilion

301 S Main Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104-6311
+1 605-367-7397
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Good educational fun

My daughter and I went there yesterday on Sunday. Very friendly informative staff at the ticket... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tami S
via mobile
Absolutely beautiful building.

We were there for a wedding reception; but I picked up an event book showing numerous plays and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pete P
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The mission of the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science is to educate, entertain, inspire, and enrich the community by making arts and science part of our lives. Our vision is to be the region’s premier arts and cultural institution and a national model for multifaceted, community-based institutions.The Washington Pavilion is the region’s home for the arts, entertainment and science. Located in a beautifully renovated historic building in downtown Sioux Falls, it is one of only a few facilities in the world to bring together under one roof the performing arts, visual arts, interactive science and educational opportunities.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“science center” (34 reviews)
“art gallery” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
301 S Main Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104-6311
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+1 605-367-7397
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"science center"
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"educational fun"
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"art gallery"
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"symphony orchestra"
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"interactive science"
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"space center"
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"grandchildren love"
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"located downtown"
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"concert hall"
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"beautiful building"
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"buy tickets"
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"all ages"
in 6 reviews
"free admission"
in 2 reviews
"fun to watch"
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"fun place"
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"movie"
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"kirby"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I went there yesterday on Sunday. Very friendly informative staff at the ticket area. We headed for the art gallery first. My daughter liked the area where you dropped the little colored balls into vials near the paintings representing what emotion each...More

Thank Tami S
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WashingtonPavilion, Digital Marketing Specialist at Washington Pavilion, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Tami – we’re so happy you enjoyed your visit to our Visual Arts Center, Kirby Science Discovery Center and Wells Fargo CineDome at the Washington Pavilion! We apologize for your experience upon entering the Visual Arts Center. Your feedback has been forwarded to upper...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there for a wedding reception; but I picked up an event book showing numerous plays and concerts. It would be a special experience to be able to see a play or concert there.

Thank Pete P
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

We were visiting Sioux Falls and found this place because it is listed as the starting point for the Sculpture walk held every year in the downtown. Inside there are exhibition halls, auditoriums, a natural and science museum and a fil theatre showing family friendly...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

We visited with 2 young children under the age of 4. A variety of activities are available: water table, padded play area, coloring station, black light glow area, etc. Each level has a host of activities. Adult tickets are about $14 a person. They are...More

Thank Shylock34
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

We were not sure what to expect when we walked in, but there were lots of kids activities the day we were there. We'd love to return and see some live theater another time.

Thank Montanahens
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

If you're looking to see some gallery shows, the Pavilion offers several museum-quality art galleries that are a must see for the visiting art lover.

Thank Walter T
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

This review is only for their Science Center since I haven't been to any of the other activities. My six year old loves going there to interact with all of their fun educational displays. Take advantage of their special free admission on the first Friday...More

1  Thank Tami S
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

This is a wonderful place to attend concerts and plays. We have seen a couple of plays and it is truly wonderful. Not a bad seat in the house. The mezzanine offers a little cheaper tickets with just as good view. We all ready bought...More

Thank Tony G
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Two recent visits within a week.....both were enjoyable, fun, and worthwhile. The first was an outstanding traveling theatre group from New York presenting the musical The Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. I hadn't heard of it before (where have I been?) but be that...More

1  Thank BrianK609
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Watched the SD Symphony Orchestra perform Wicked Divas in the ampitheatre. Very good seats all around. Accoustics were good and seats had plenty of legroom. Very nice.

Thank rustyroland
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Karissa F
3 April 2017|
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Response from Beth B | Reviewed this property |
The pavillion is a concert hall, so it would depend on the performance attended. You'd have to look at specific concert sales.
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Anne C
14 July 2015|
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Response from Rhonda G | Reviewed this property |
I think any age would enjoy. Downtown buildings themselves are amazing. Also the Falls area is great for all ages and your boys would love it!
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ONWSC
13 May 2015|
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Response from WashingtonPavilion | Property representative |
Hi there! Unfortunately, our Visual Arts Center and Kirby Science Discovery Center close at 5 p.m. today. However, if you are swinging by Sioux Falls on your way back, we would definitely encourage you to check out the... More
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