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History buffs, architecture connoisseurs, and engineering enthusiasts will love spending a day at one of Huron's nostalgic museums. From stained glass to Native American artifacts, Depression-era memorabilia, pioneer photos, and model trains, there’s something of interest for everyone. Bring the family for a great educational experience, too.

The Pyle House Museum

Pyle House376 Idaho Ave SE
605-352-2528
Open Monday thru Friday 1:00pm-3:30pm or by appointment
Closed on Holidays

The home of Gladys Pyle, the first elected woman U.S. senator, is a well preserved example of Queen Anne architecture. Built in 1894, the home has original oak woodwork, fixtures and leaded and stained glass windows.


Centennial Center

48 Fourth St. S.E.
(605) 520-4489

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this building is more commonly known as the Old Stone Church. The structure was built in 1887 of huge granite boulders from a farm northeast of Huron. Visitors can view Centennial memorabilia and memoirs of Hubert and Muriel Humphrey. The center offers the perfect setting for recitals, weddings, receptions, socials and small gatherings of all types. Open by appointment.


Humphrey Drug Store

233 Dakota Ave. S.
(605) 352-4064

Once owned by his father, this store is where former Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey worked during the Great Depression. Having survived the Depression, the store is still in business today and houses a wide variety of memorabilia from the Humphrey family. Open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dakota Avenue and still operated by Humphrey's nephew.


Dakotaland Museum

Dakotaland MuseumWest 3rd St on the State Fairgrounds
Website
605-352-4626
Open Memorial Day-Labor Day

The Dakotaland Museum, which was established in 1960 as the South Dakota State Fair Pioneer Museum, is dedicated to the preservation of the heritage of Huron and Beadle County. More than 15,000 artifacts are currently on display and thousands are welcomed each year. Among the museum exhibits are historical documents, photographs, maps and newspapers of Huron and Beadle County.

Hours

Monday - Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 2:30 - 6:30 PM, Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Admission

Adults $3, 6-12 years old $1, 5 and under free

 

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