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Center for Western Studies

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Address: 2121 S Summit Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57197-0001
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+1 605-274-4007

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Unique museum and research center

Located at the center of Augustana University campus. It has a large collection of historical artifacts from the western plains.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 November 2016
Elena H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Located at the center of Augustana University campus. It has a large collection of historical artifacts from the western plains.

Thank Elena H
Sioux City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Not sure how many are familiar with the Center outside of the Sioux Falls area but they are a very viable organization. Throughout the year they offer a variety of speakers,programs and events and they serve as a great research resource. Check out their web page and what they have to offer.

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Alton, Ia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

The Center for Western Studies is a research center, not a full-fledged museum; but whatever they display of their collections and in traveling shows is thoughtful and delightfully regional. Right now--April, 2016--stunning photographs from South Dakota's marvelous landscape line the walls. Augustana's Norwegian heritage is nicely featured as well. Of interest also is some stunning Native American artifacts. Generally, people... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Great place for research. The exhibits are usually great too, and change often. The small gift shop offers some unique items.The staff is always very friendly and helpful.

Thank Michael C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

One of the best places to view Art Work. All types, as right now there is a photographic exhibit second to none, of art. A few years ago I viewed a substantial collection of oil paintings, depicting the old west, from the collection of a Montana rancher that I regard as the BEST art work I have ever seen. BTW,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013 via mobile

The Center has a cool (though limited) museum. There is also a gallery featuring mostly Native works. While the center does look to capture the history of SD, it encompasses mainly Native history, so if that interests you it is worth stopping. Otherwise, you can pass.

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