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Neat little historical museum

Cool little museum for the kids. They have a free tour of the mansion (tips are welcome at the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brandon B
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
BFF Road Trip

A must see when visiting Sioux Falls SD. Great tour guide, was very knowledgeable and friendly. A... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Laurie S
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Restored 1889 Queen Anne style home of South Dakota's first senator, R.F. Pettigrew.
131 N Duluth Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104-3021
+1 605-367-7097
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cool little museum for the kids. They have a free tour of the mansion (tips are welcome at the end.) They have a few other areas with typical museum exhibits mostly of things Mr. Petttigrew collected on his journies. The upstairs exhibits change every few...More

Thank Brandon B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must see when visiting Sioux Falls SD. Great tour guide, was very knowledgeable and friendly. A lot of history related to the area.

Thank Laurie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No ticket fees! We had an awesome tour guide who was a wealth of knowledge about not only the house, but Sioux Falls in general! The house isn't big, but that's ok because what's inside is well laid out and informative. Take the time to...More

Thank minnesota1215
Reviewed 29 July 2018

This is a return visit after nine years, and it's still as beautiful. The fireplaces are exquisite and the architecture is very grand. However, there isn't as much of original pieces as I had hoped, but a lot of the decor is of the time...More

Thank LauriH44
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

The Sioux Falls and Petrigrew family history side was very interesting for history buffs. The house tour is the real gem. The woodwork, wallpaper, piano and furniture was enthralling and breathtaking. This is free but donations are welcomed. We spent maybe 1hr and 45 minutes...More

Thank Allan T
Reviewed 17 April 2018

To see the tour of the house was interesting. And to see some of the other exhibits was nice, but do miss the amount of exhibits that Pettigrew himself had in the house.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Loved the house and how they have redone parts so well that you really would not know. and they history that the tour guides know about not only the family but the architecture also.

Thank DeborahKR
Reviewed 3 February 2018

Reasonable entry fee and well-maintained. The guide was knowledgeable and took time with us. Part of an area of larger and older homes in the Cathedral area. Close to downtown and historic attractions there.

Thank Nic E
Reviewed 31 December 2017

There is a lot of history of the area here. The tour was interesting and somewhat upsetting with the way Pettigrew took advantage of his power to take what he wanted. But that is history and it was still interesting.

Thank Tina T
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Service was great. We arrived too early for a tour but were allowed to view detailed exhibits upstairs. We requested an abbreviated tour and our guide was very accommodating. So glad we stopped and learned more about Sioux Falls.

Thank RuM15
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