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South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum

Agricultural Heritage Museum

Originally built as the Stock Judging Pavilion, the building became the headquarters of the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum at SDSU, in 1977.

Building Description

As the Stock Judging Pavilion, the building served as the primary livestock teaching facility at SDSU until 1977. For its first 70 years, the Stock Judging Pavilion served as an instructional center for stock judging and meat science and was home of Little International, a yearly agricultural exposition. Today, the pavilion continues to serve agriculture by housing the museum's exhibits that record and preserve the agrarian heritage of South Dakota. The pavilion's neoclassical architecture is similar to that of other livestock pavilions built on college campuses and state fairgrounds between 1900 and 1925. The Stock Judging Pavilion was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. The exterior has been restored to its 1925 appearance.

South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum

Building Hours:

Monday-Friday  10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday  1-5 p.m.

Our Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Saturday. We are closed Sundays January thru March. We are also closed on State Holidays.

Physical Address:

977 11th St.
Brookings, SD 57007

Interactive Map

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Map snapshot of South Dakota Agriculture Heritage Museum