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The most decorated battleship in WWII

Whether you love history or not this is worth the visit! The outline of the ship gives you a sense... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sundown3436
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Aurora, Colorado
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USS SOUTH DAKOTA BATTLE SHIP

Very interesting place. Good place for people , who have been the Military. Easy place to get too... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
pheasantwife
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McCool Junction, Nebraska
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Honoring the most decorated battleship of World War II, this memorial is a full-size outline of the ship with artifacts from the ship positioned in it.
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Sherman Park, 12 St and Kiwanis Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57101
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+1 605-367-7141
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whether you love history or not this is worth the visit! The outline of the ship gives you a sense of how big it was until you realize all the guns and planes and military personnel it contained. The musuem exhibits are informative, heartwarming and...More

Thank sundown3436
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting place. Good place for people , who have been the Military. Easy place to get too. It is only Open from Memorial Day Weekend through Last Day of September.

Thank pheasantwife
Reviewed 3 September 2018

There was more here than we had expected you get an idea about the size of this ship. The outline shows the size by way of a small grey stone outline wall with artefact of guns, turrets etc. Small museum / gift store. Glad we...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 12 August 2018

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

Thank Douglas F
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Small museum and it pays homage to the most decorated battleship in World War 2. Small but very interesting to anyone who loves history!!

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

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

Thank David R
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Laura M
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank vicky f
Reviewed 22 June 2018

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

1  Thank Paula W
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

1  Thank Barbara N
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Lucille F
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Response from Choose J | Reviewed this property |
No it is free but they accept donations
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4 June 2016|
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Response from PapaPenn | 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
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