Discover the heritage of South Dakota's National Guard.
The South Dakota National Guard Museum shares its history and displays artifacts that veterans and their family members donated. There are many items inside to see, plus larger items located outside on display. Be sure to check out the military wood stove and a complete cookbook showing how to feed over 100 people at a time. Additionally, you can see various photos, guns, statues, uniforms, canons, helicopters, planes, jeeps, and tanks during your visit.
Another interesting display includes the 7 huge binders containing information on every South Dakotan that died in WWll. The binders have information on those who died from enemy action and those who suffered accidents that resulted in their death. They have lots of military equipment and a kid's corner with dress-up items so that young people can try on different military uniforms. The South Dakota National Guard Museum offers learning experiences for the public through its summer camp program and hands-on projects. It is open Monday - Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.