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South Dakota Air and Space Museum

2890 Davis Dr., Bldg#5208, Rapid City, SD 57706
+1 605-385-5189
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Vacation 2017

Not a bad stop. Interesting aircraft on display and some interesting exhibits in the building... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Paul P
Kerrville, Texas
Loved the History

What a great place to visit. Absolutely loved the history. Great displays outdoors of the planes... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Connie P
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Aircraft that have been flown throughout the eras are on display at South Dakota's premiere free aviation museum! The museum has two major static display venues: First, a outdoor air park filled with WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Cold War, and present day aircraft lets you get close to & touch history. This includes the currently flown B-1B Lancer. Secondly, four historical hangars showcase military history & technology,space tech & EROS, SD aviation, and EAFB local military history in a fresh and immersive walk-through. Mid-May through Mid-September bus tours of nearby Ellsworth AFB and the Minuteman II missile training silo are offered at a nominal fee. You will be able to go inside the silo and on base for a 50 minute guided tour of the only MMII silo open to the public. Make sure you bring your ID or Passport (Non-US) to enjoy the tour!
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2890 Davis Dr., Bldg#5208, Rapid City, SD 57706
+1 605-385-5189
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not a bad stop. Interesting aircraft on display and some interesting exhibits in the building. Worth a stop.

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a great place to visit. Absolutely loved the history. Great displays outdoors of the planes and helicopters. Went in thinking I would not enjoy myself. I was wrong!

Thank Connie P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic guide made it a very fun tour. Trip in the missile silo highly recommended . Outside seeing all the planes from the past gives you a since of what it is like to be in the military. You stay long enough you can see...More

Thank dlmaides
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 11 year old grandson loves planes, particularly military air craft, and my husband was in the Air Force, so this was definitely on our list of place to see in South Dakota. It did not disappoint. lots of interactive exhibits, not just old photos,...More

Thank Maggie184
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth hour or so of your time. Interesting planes and jets displayed outside. Inner museum is interesting and personal. We weren't able to see the missile sight and I would have liked to do so. We should have planned better. If this is something you...More

Thank Marge R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I didn't have this one on our initial list of places to visit, but we found this gem once we arrived in the Rapid City area. We loved the outdoor exhibit of military planes of all sizes. The interior exhibits offer plenty...More

Thank Eric C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our entire family enjoyed seeing so many planes and the helicopter outside and then there was a lot to see inside as well as a small gift shop. Very educational as well. My husband has always loved planes and my kids not so much but...More

Thank rebekahvb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an excellent museum! The amount of information, exhibits and real life aircraft is astounding! We wanted to take the Air Base tour but the bus broke down that day :( However, we are definitely coming back on our next trip! We met a wonderful...More

Thank Familyof4fromChicago
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see if you're in the area!! Great exhibits of aircraft and missiles! AND IT"S FREE!!!!! We spent two hours there with the Grands !

Thank kampsinrain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum has wonderful things and for this the USAF should be congratulated. Two suggestions: a more instructive handout for the planes outside telling what their missions were. Unless you have been in the USAF you don't know one plane from another. Secondly couldn't the...More

1  Thank Maupin
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24 April 2017|
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Response from S-D-Air-Spce-Museum | Property representative |
Yes they sure are! Leashed dogs can freely walk around the outside exhibits. We just ask that you clean up after your pet as you tour the museum. Thanks for asking!
9 February 2017|
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Response from SDAirandSpaceMuseum | Property representative |
The museum should be open in late May from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM, 7 days a week. The museum does offer a tour of a Minuteman II trainer missile silo on Ellsworth AFB, but some restrictions apply due to the REAL ID act... More
Peter R
23 September 2015|
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Response from Hailey F | Reviewed this property |
Bus tours ended the 18th of September and the museum's hours changed back to their winter hours of 8.30 - 4.30.