Free museum admission on Saturday

Posted 5/26/23

Memorial Day weekend provides opportunity to visit museum free of charge

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Free museum admission on Saturday


The opening day for the Dakotaland Museum is right around the corner during the Memorial Day weekend. Located on the State Fairgrounds on Third Street, the museum will officially open Saturday, May 27, with free admission for all.

The museum boasts a knowledgeable staff who are available to answer your questions or find the answers for you. Some new exhibits added this year are an expanded Welcome to the Prairie display around the log cabin area, an exhibit about Hubert H. Humphrey, Vice President of the United States, and a scale model of Memorial Ballpark along with some baseball memorabilia.

They have added several hands-on opportunities for kids and grown ups alike. Telephones to dial, bison robes and horns to touch, bonnets, hats, and aprons to try on, and Lincoln Logs to build your own log cabin. And be sure to pull up a seat, grab a partner and enjoy a game of checkers before you leave.

Some of the taxidermy birds on display.

With 20,000 items om display, you’ll spot something new each time you stop in. From vintage clothes to hand-painted dishes, antique farm equipment to a Model T racecar, toys of all kinds and a stunning collection of taxidermy specimens, there is something to interest everyone. The museum is a great place to relax and share memories with family members and friends. So, plan on making a visit to the Dakotaland Museum as one of your Memorial Day weekend activates.

Throughout the summer the museum will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. and weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Labor Day. Regular admission is $5 for adults, but children are always free when accompanied by an adult.