South Dakota National Guard Museum, Pierre

4.6
#9 of 10 in Things to do in Pierre
: The South Dakota National Guard Museum started in 1975 as a National Guard project called the 147th Field Artillery Historical Society. In 1982 the South Dakota Legislature established the South Dakota National Guard Museum under the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. The Museum is currently located in the old truck and gun shed build by the South Dakota National Guard and Works Project Administration in 1941. The South Dakota museum is one of only 20 authorized National Guard museums in the nation. The museum is a non-profit organization which also receives a small amount of state funding. The museum is staffed by a curator and local volunteers knowledgeable about all displays.
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  • Lots of interesting guns and weaponry, but the best feature of the museum were 7 enormous binders containing write ups of every South Dakotan that died in WWII. The files contain both those who died f...  more »
  • Very interesting free museum. You will find weapons, objects of the Second World War, a full-size aircraft, cannons etc.
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  • Unfortunately when my friend and I rolled in around 5 pm, it had closed by 4 pm. Though I cannot say anything for the content inside, this small property boasts a rich reserve of vehicles and equipment to view outside (pictures included). I would like to go back to see the inside someday.
  • If ever in pierre,sd this is a must, very nice and interesting look into not only the history of the SD National Guard, the history of the US military as a whole.

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