Sites of Special Interest in Vermillion

 
The National Music Museum
Internationally known and respected, the unique National Music Museum and Center for Study of the History of Musical Instruments includes over 10,000 American, European, and non-Western musical instruments.
University of South Dakota, south side of main campus
corner of Clark and Yale Streets
http://www.usd.edu/smm

Old Main / Oscar Howe Gallery
The U’s oldest building, recently restored, featuring the largest collection anywhere of works by renowned American Indian artist Oscar Howe, who taught at the U. for many years.
University of South Dakota (center of campus)
http://www.usd.edu/cfa/Art/UniversityGalleries/oscarhowegallery.cfm 

W. H. Over Museum
This museum contains the state’s largest collection of natural and cultural history and features a special Lewis and Clark exhibit.
1110 Ratingen Street (north of the main campus)
http://www.usd.edu/whover/

Spirit Mound (Paha Wakan)
A site of spiritual significance to many American Indians, that Lewis and Clark visited.
Approximately six miles north of Vermillion on Highway 19. Wear your walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.
http://www.usd.edu/engl/milton/smphoto.cfm

Austin-Whittemore House Museum
One of the oldest homes in Vermillion, featuring 1883 Italian villa architecture. Many local historical items of interest.
15 Austin Street, downtown Vermillion
605-624-8266

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