Since Sioux Falls, SD is a landlocked state, there was no way to get the USS SD Battleship to the state, but it wasn’t until they demolished the battle ship that there was a opening of bringing it Sioux Falls! That’s when a group of volunteers organized & acquired access to part of the battleship.
They carefully & thoroughly they put the parts together & turned it into a museum.
The small museum gives you the occasion to experience what it felt like to serve & fight during WWII, & what life was like on the ship. There are volunteers who are thrilled to tell you all about the ship & the battles he was involved in. I thought the ship was amazing, & it was free. They tell you donations are loved, because it pays for the upkeep of the USS SD Battleship Memorial museum. The first time my father went to see the USS Dakota Battleship, it was winter, & it wasn’t open. I’m assuming it was closed because of how frosty it gets in Sioux Falls. I don’t know if they don’t have heating on the ship, even though I don’t know if they have a/c either, since I went in the fall this year. It disappointed my father that there weren’t placards that talked about some sights, even though I was thrilled. I couldn’t imagine life on the battleship. I promised Mom that the next time he came to visit, it would need to be during the Springtime or fall! He told me the next time he came to visit, it would be to stay, & that would be earlier this fall.