Reviews of National Music Museum (Tourist Attraction)

414 E Clark St, Vermillion, SD 57069, United States Located in: University of South Dakota

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REVIEWS OF National Music Museum IN South Dakota

Faith Titus

I really enjoyed getting to visit this museum as I am a big music lover and am fascinated by the history of music and instruments. This museum even had a few instruments that I did recognize, which was fascinating to learn about for the first time. They have an awesome self-guided audio/video tour. They also have some famous artists instruments and movie props. I think this museum is a must see for anyone who likes music!

Austin Burkhardt

Valentina Diaz

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Christopher Larson

Yi-Yang Chen

Incredible collection of instruments

Herb Benner

A very interesting museum of old musical instruments. I highly recommend it.

Elizabeth A

Closed for expansion but programs put on around town awesome! Way to keep the Music History going during building growth!

Angel Verity Silcott

Very educational

Vicky Lenz

Kyle Williams

Amazing and wide variety of instruments with plenty of information about every one of them.

Rich Simons

If this instrument collection were located in a major metropolitan area, the world would trumpet its significance. As it is, it's no less important - just a bit harder to find. For those who do make the effort to see it, there's no way to be disappointed. The collection is vast and inclusive, beyond anything that might be expected. Go see it!

James Pracht

Joyce Tincher

Excellent collection and display of instruments.

David Pollock

Amazing collection of instruments from ancient to more modern times. Don't miss it if you are in the area.

Incinerated Ham

Kevin Elsing

Bob Vandivort

Five Start Fantastic! Did not want to Leave this Home of 15,000 Orphaned Playable Musical Instruments Good Job Staff! Bob V

Sylvia Larson

Very interesting!

Ty Margheim

Fantastic selection of instruments.

Laura Ostrem

This museum is on the campus of a university about 7 miles west of highway 29. It's worth a detour if you enjoy the history of musical instruments and are interested in how they are made. There are special exhibits of famous musicians' guitars (for example, Johnny Cash), a special exhibit on a violin-maker's shop, and an interesting exhibit about instruments used in the American Civil War. Show your AAA card for a $2 discount off the usual $10 admission fee. There is also an interesting gift shop.

Scott Ames

Awesome collection of musical instruments! The free audio tour was a really nice touch allowing you to get more information and hear some of the instruments. Note that they are only open until October 6, 2018 and then they will be closed for expansion. Check their website to be sure.


Awesome museum. Even my husband loved it

Adam DeLange

Michael Bauer

The museum is very well designed. The self guided tour included electronic devices that link to audio or visual files that explain the museum exhibits. They have an excellent collection of instruments. I took my 8 year old son and 6 year old daughter. They thought it was awesome and really enjoyed the experience. We were the only ones in the museum. I can imagine it would get quickly crowded if a large group came through as the exhibit rooms are quite small. If you are a fan of music or a musician, you would probably enjoy it quite a bit, as I did. Finally, the staff I interacted with were excellent.

Lindsey Papadopoulos

Great museum for a small town.

Nunya Business

marc guilford

Sonja Chancellor

Great history

Tom Toel

Doug Jilg

Sam Zümwalt

Joseph Hoerner

They hand you a headset with earphones that are attached to a cell phone device to hear the instruments. The one they gave me took a long time to buffer. Very unusable. Its to bad they do not have the latest in technology like other museums.

Roy Pochyla

Akber Sakib

Harry Hussey

Amazing collection of instruments. Only got half way through. Will have to come back to see the rest.

Haley Milbrodt

Amazing place

Terry Carter

Very interesting and lots of instruments! Would love some interactive exhibits.

Dwight VanTol

Went to see it again before it closes for an addition and renovation project. Looking forward to seeing the new displays when it reopens.

Scott Dunlap

Sonia Kinzy

Kirk Stevens

World Class selection of instruments. Everything from 500 year old lyres to a Marlin guitar used 29 times. Unique gifts and great service.

David Watchorn

Very interesting displays , I really liked the self guided tour head phones

Mateo M

Yunji Yun

Karen Walters Crammond

It was a wonderful experience! We heard about the exciting plans to offer more experiential learning as the museum expands and evolves. It was good to see the cello that our grandfather made in 1934. Thanks to the museum for giving it a safe home!

Rick Hamm

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Kelly Brown

Garrett B

The National Music Museum is a must visit location when touring Vermillion and the University of South Dakota! They have iPods that play the music from the instruments on display and it's truly a place that you can find yourself lost in for an hour or two as you appreciate both the sounds and beautiful instruments in their collection.

Ellie Raine


Bryan Beaubien

Stuart Spillman

The NMM is now closed for upcoming architectural renovation and expansion! Reopening slated for 2021.

Nate Brady

Guitar room is a must see

Anon Trew

Great place to see some antique musical instruments.

Andrea Lopez

Don Neverman

Hon Ki Cheung

They have some really curious instrument collection and it fascinates me as a musician. Wish there were more sample recordings but it is a very interesting place for some "sax appeal".

Shara LaPointe

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joey joule

Wonderful music instruments collection! Buy the ticket, get a free parking tag!

Devorah Mlotkowski

Wonderful place for anyone interested in the history of instruments from all over the world. A free self-guided audio tour is included. I got there at 2 and it closes at 5. 3 hours is definitely not enough time to spend in this fantastic Museum!

Pam Purvis

Totally cool. Worth the admission

John Balza

Fascinating museum with several unique musical instruments like a Stradivarius guitar, original Saxophones and pianos and organs.

Deb Heen

Must see for anyone interested in the history of instruments.

Arriana Karasu

The museum was closed when we got here but a fabulous Angel had just returned from lunch and led us through on a short walk through. Thank you Michael

Beverly Rautenberg-Panko

Now closed for about 3 years for expansion. Amazing gem ... historical instruments...self guided tour ... can't wait til it's open again!

Reinhard Bauske

Sarah Curbow

Ordinarily I would give this place a five-star it is a fantastic Museum but they still had themselves listed as open when they're actually closed for renovations until 2021 so if you read this review make sure you check and see when their actual grand opening is otherwise you'll waste your time and your gas

Jerry Nieland

Cool museum that allows you to check out media players that plays sounds for many of the instraments on display.

Jasper Milliken

Hans-Wilhelm Heisinger

Gretchen Probst

Definitely a must-see for any music lover. We went with our three daughters who also loved learning about all the instruments. Staff was genuinely pleasant. We loved it!

Lisa McWilliams

Voon Wong

A true gem in the Midwest South Dakota. A huge collection of precious instruments, you simply can't miss it while you are in Vermilion.

Adam Whitney

Amanda Parish

Jonathan Hackett

Went with a small group and really enjoyed all the instruments. Only wish the music was playing in the background instead of getting a headset at the front.

Tom Hernandez

Todd Edson

I've visited here many times over the years. It's always a great place to go and has a huge collection of instruments.

Caitlin Jo

Edith Titus


Joe 1067

Better tour soon. Major construction coming.

Bryan Balison

I love every time i go to the National Music Museum! I learn something new every time. It's great for people of all ages.


Ed Gresh

Beautiful collection of instruments.

Isaac Watras

There is something for everyone in this museum. My seven-year-old son and I walked through the rooms together and it was so well organized and presented that we were equally amazed. It doesn't matter who you should see this collection.

Laura D

Dawndra Cameron

Better than the rock and roll Hall of Fame! Huge collection and highly informative narrative. I would highly recommend this to any music enthusiast and history buff.


Linda Singer

Got to hear violins, harpsichords, guitars of all eras and view numerous unusual instruments.

Alex Riveland

Please check this place out. Their ingenious billboards convinced my wife and I to make an unscheduled stop on our road trip. Inside is an impressive collection of musical history. The audio tour provided an individualized experience and seeing the progression of instrumental history was fascinating. Give yourself enough time to really enjoy what's here, several hours ideally.

Michael Turano

Robert Clabough

Evan Duke

Fun and fascinating place to visit

Paul Jaeger

Much more interesting than I expected. They give you earphones and a player so you can pick different instruments to hear and listen to a description. Some really interesting instruments from around the world.

Emily Cote

Nick Schulke

Alex Levene

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Parker Spitzer

This place is a gem on-campus. After attending the University for 3 years, I finally made my way over to the National Music Museum. I am sad I didn't visit it earlier. The exhibits are put together beautifully with a self-guided audio tour. So many amazing instruments from around the world. This is a must see when in Vermillion.

Gerald Nelson

Rare vintage instruments on display with audio history.

Eric Rudberg

Great museum even if you are not very musical inclined. It was very interesting and informative. Make sure to ask for the iPod audio tour thing since it makes the experience so much better. It allows you to hear what some of the instruments sound like and see some of the instruments being played.

Ioana Galu

Tessa Dooley

Jodie Fuentes

What a wonderful place full of history and amazing instruments.

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