200 West 6th Street, Sioux Falls South Dakota 57104
This grand, restored circa 1890s Richardson Romanesque-style native pink quartzite courthouse features architectural details such as an 1893 clock tower, 16 wall murals painted 1915-17, and spires that rise above the city skyline. The National Historic Landmark was opened as a museum in 1974, housing two floors of changing and permanent natural and cultural history exhibits. Events include traditional live music concerts in the plaza, historic walking tours, astronomy programs and children's activities.
Tours of the museum are free, large groups welcome. Open daily.
Other History nearby:
(Rusk) Bonner Bank Building
(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
11/22 Coming to The Sioux Falls 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.