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Now the National Music Museum

Prepare to be pleasantly surprised by this world class museum tucked away in the lovely town of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elizabeth S
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Music lovers meca

Worth the stop. Unfortunately the museum will be closed after October 7 for major renovations... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Vermillion, South Dakota
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1 week ago
“Now the National Music Museum”
3 Oct 2018
“Music lovers meca”
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414 E Clark St, The University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 57069-2307
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Prepare to be pleasantly surprised by this world class museum tucked away in the lovely town of Vermillion, South Dakota. The collection of instruments is one of the finest in the world and includes several Stradivarius stringed instruments and many by the Master of Cremona....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Worth the stop. Unfortunately the museum will be closed after October 7 for major renovations. Check re-opening date in late 2019.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

A must see for any visit to South Dakota and well worth the time. It is now called the National Music Museum.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DiningDivaSF
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Gem of a museum in a nice college town with friendly people. Travelled from Rapid City to Vermillion. Museum and town definitely made the trip memorable

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Scott H
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I heard about this museum, previously called the Shrine to Music, many years ago when I lived in the Midwest. Finding myself driving through the area, I decided to stop in. The change of name, the the National Music Museum, reflects its rightful place among...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 57RoadWarrior
Reviewed 19 August 2016

This museum has some great exhibits. There are a wide variety of old and new instruments here: brass, strings, percussion, woodwinds, as well as instruments from all over the world. They have a great collection of acoustic guitars, but not much in the way of...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank EA_South_Dakota
Reviewed 18 June 2016

This is the same place as the National Music Museum they changed their name a couple of years ago to more reflect their national and international collection. This is a great place and good for families and school trips.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank John B
Reviewed 11 June 2016

This is the same collection as the National Music Museum. There are collections of European, settled American, guitars, guitar shops, and world music instruments to view.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank stanh279
Reviewed 12 November 2015

This is a one-of-a kind stop. The last time I was there with a small tour group, we were allowed to play some of the gongs and instruments in an African setting. There is so much to see; not all can ever be displayed at...More

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank grandmajansd
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

The "Shrine" is the common name of the National Music Museum and both are located in the same building. This world-class collection of rare and uncommon instruments ranks among the top collections in the world, where experts study and play them regularly. Schedule a few...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Dennis N
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