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Dell Rapids Society

Historical Preservation

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On the south side of main street in Dell Rapids stands a pink quartzite building that has been part of the business community since 1902. This building is the home of the Dell Rapids Museum which reflects the growth and history of this community.

Renovation for the museum was well under way in 1995, with the majority of the restoration and renovation completed in 1999. A milestone event occurred in January of 1999 with the "burning of the mortgage", making the Dell Rapids Society for Historical Preservation the official owner of the museum.

Location: 407 E. 4th St., Dell Rapids South Dakota 57022 Telephone 605-428-5821

Other History nearby:
(Dell Rapids) Dell Rapids Society
(Freeman) Heritage Hall Museum and Archives
(Madison) Historic Prairie Village
(Sioux Falls) Old Courthouse Museum
(Sioux Falls) Pettigrew Home and Museum
(Pipestone) Pipestone National Monument

08/09 Coming to The Dell Rapids area
Orange City Tulip Festival Orange City IA May16-18 The Orange City Tulip Festival - an entertaining celebration of the best of small-town America - showcases for 100,000 visitors this thriving community's rich Dutch heritage. Festivities include music and dancing by hundreds of children and adults in intricate authentic costumes, two daily parades featuring top area marching bands, nightly musical theatre, a carnival midway, fun ethnic food treats, plus thousands of tulips and a dozen reproduction windmills throughout a charming village.
South Dakota BBQ Championships Huron SD May31-June1 Anyone can compete in the backyard BBQ Competition. Meat is provided so you don't need to bring any.
Teapot Days Tea SD June13-15 Enjoy the carnival, view antique tractors and equipment, and watch the crowning of Ma and Pa Teapot.
Awesome Biker Nights Sioux City IA June13-15 Awesome Biker Nights is Northwest Iowa's premier regional motorcycle event with an attendance of over 25,000! Of course, even those who aren't traveling on two wheels are welcome at the event. The Awesome experience includes three stages of live music from National and Regional Bands, motorcycle stunt performances, a poker run through the beautiful countryside, a bike show, tattoo contest, poker tournament, bike raffle, vendors and more.
Antique Power Show Huron SD June15-17 Experience the days of antique tractors, cars, steam and stationary gas engines. 150 exhibits and displays, entertainment, demonstrations, flea market, parade and tractor and car games.
Turner County Fair Parker SD August12-15 South Dakota's oldest county fair. The four best days of summer.