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National Music Museum

414 E Clark St, The University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 57069-2307
+1 605-677-5306
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Informative place to enjoy music history

Enjoyed my stop at the National Music Museum, prompted on a bitter-cold December day as a result of... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Daniel E
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Boulder, Colorado
Big Surprise in a Tiny Space

This place was fantastic! The people were so friendly. The collection had instruments I have never... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2017
A M
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414 E Clark St, The University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 57069-2307
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+1 605-677-5306

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Enjoyed my stop at the National Music Museum, prompted on a bitter-cold December day as a result of some terrific & frequent advertising along my drive on the 29. This site is more about the instruments than the music or the artists, however. Located on...More

Thank Daniel E
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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

This place was fantastic! The people were so friendly. The collection had instruments I have never even heard of. There were also original pieces, one of a kind, and those of several famous musicians. It's a great affordable stop with a free recorded and self...More

Thank A M
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

This museum is in a former Carnegie Library. Gorgeous building. The collection of instruments was actually shocking. We just pulled in there to get off the highway. They have the most interesting items from the very strange to the very valuable. If you are even...More

Thank Trent E
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

I have now visited the NMM dozens of times but I am always struck with surprise at finding a museum of this quality in a small town in the Midwest. Plan to spend a few hours perusing the collection. Do not miss the room of...More

Thank Elizabeth S
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We visited a music museum in Europe, and one in Arizona. So this is our 3rd. It is every bit as good as the others. There are millions of dollars worth of extraordinary instruments. Exquisite! The walking audio tour adds to the experience so much...More

Thank S Z
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

This museum is a hidden gem on the great plains of South Dakota. The collection is awe inspiring. Then, you start exploring town and realizing that Vermillion is filled with numerous little gems like this. From a vibrant NCAA sports culture, theatrical arts, sculptures, sophisticated...More

Thank Jaycelee
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

If you have any interest at all in musical instruments, this museum is worth going out of your way to see...actually, it is worth going WAY out of your way. I visited for about 2 hours with 5 other adults; we each got an audio...More

Thank KVRose
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

I almost didn't go, but what a mistake that would have been. This museum is truly an amazing experience. They have an unbelievable collection of musical instruments from all over the world, going back to ancient times and forward to Elvis' guitar. You have to...More

Thank Bud and Juanita W
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Recommended by a co-worker. This was very entertaining museum. The exhibit includes modern and historical instruments from around the word. You are offered headphones to listen to selected instruments.

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

If you are a musician or just a person interested in any kind of music this is a must see if you are in the area. 6 galleries filled with priceless string instruments, pianos, harpsichords as well as older band instruments and vintage guitars. Most...More

Thank Rhona R
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Joyce S
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Response from Rhona R | Reviewed this property |
Adult admission is $10. Children are free. There is also a Senior Discount Admission of $8.
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Response from gblack7205 | Reviewed this property |
Website for hours, Bates, costs and admission. No limit on photos. Free parking very close. Enjoy!
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