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Codington County Historical Museum

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Address: 1st Avenue Southeast and Maple Street, Watertown, SD 57201
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+1 605-886-7335
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 13:00 - 17:00

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Great piece of Watertown

My first time visiting, and I've been in Watertown for over 20 years! I was blown away by the best archives, all the cool stories they have. Super friendly staff, a vital place... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
Watertown, South Dakota
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Watertown, South Dakota
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

My first time visiting, and I've been in Watertown for over 20 years! I was blown away by the best archives, all the cool stories they have. Super friendly staff, a vital place for Watertown, great for Groups!

Thank zragefyre
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Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

We got to take a long tour so many old artifacts and learn more about Watertown! It has local history the beginning of the town and throughout the years

Thank Tonya H
Fargo, ND
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271 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015

I love museums and this one had so many great photos and info about South Dakota. There's a video area that you can learn some fun info. GREAT way to spend a couple free hours!

Thank suzb_00
Watertown, South Dakota
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 19 May 2015

The programs for kids in the afternoons are great hands on history activities that kids love. Activities are offered on weekdays and very informative and kids get to try activities such as treasure hunts, and typing on a "real" typewriter.

Thank Kathy M
Spokane, Washington
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39 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2013

Kristy, the director, was awesome - very helpful. We were there to do some genealogy stuff and she had everything well organized in advance, and called a couple of long-time residents to meet with us. There is also lots of cool stuff to see in this beautiful old Carnegie Library.

Thank DWLM
Watertown, South Dakota
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2013

They are really bringing out some neat displays on different subjects depicting this area. Worth a trip to see the changes!

Thank Jan M

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