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South Dakota State Hall of Fame

South Dakota Hall of Fame

South Dakota Hall of Fame

(Chamberlain, SD)

Adopted on February 21, 1996.

The South Dakota Hall of Fame was adopted in 1996. A Free Museum Honoring South Dakota Men & Women.

The South Dakota Hall of Fame honors those who helped shape the great state of South Dakota and those individuals who continue to contribute to future developments of the state. With pride, we honor their accomplishments so all people will know and understand that our rich and fascinating heritage is a product of people.

South Dakota State Hall of Fame:
South Dakota Hall of Fame

The people of the state are as diverse as the landscape. It is the people of South Dakota, past, present and future, who are remembered and recognized by the South Dakota Hall of Fame. The South Dakota Hall of Fame honors those who built the great state and those individuals who continue to contribute to future developments of the state. With pride, they honor their accomplishments so all people will know and understand that the state's rich and fascinating heritage is a product of people. The South Dakota Hall of Fame is the only resource in the state dedicated exclusively to the preservation and extension of the people of South Dakota's heritage. The South Dakota Legislature understood the importance of honoring its people and the South Dakota Hall of Fame when in 1996 they named the South Dakota Hall of Fame the official Hall of Fame for the state of South Dakota.

Established in 1974, the South Dakota Hall of Fame is centrally located in Chamberlain, where it serve as a showcase for the people of South Dakota. It was specifically founded to recognize and honor pioneers and outstanding leaders from all walks of life who have contributed to the development and heritage of South Dakota. Over 400 South Dakotans have been selected for recognition by the Hall of Fame

Free admission, free parking. Handicap accessible. Group tours are available. Find biographies of SD Hall of Fame honorees; histories of South Dakota people; video programs; and the South Dakota Hall of Fame Museum

Highlights include:

  • Wells Fargo Theater
  • Wall of Fame & Walk of Fame
  • On-going Displays & Exhibits
  • Gift Shop
  • Interactive History Lessons
  • Cultural Exhibits
  • Kids' Scavenger Hunt

Located in Chamberlain, South Dakota. The South Dakota Hall of Fame is just off I90 (exit 263). The building overlooks the beautiful Missouri River and makes a perfect setting for the home honoring the great people that shaped our state.

Built in 2000 the 10,000 square foot facility is open to visitors year-round.

South Dakota Law

The law designating the South Dakota Hall of Fame in Chamberlain as the official South Dakota state hall of fame is found in the South Dakota Codified Laws, Title 1, Chapter 1-6, Section 1-6-166

TITLE 1 STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT
CHAPTER 1-6 STATE EMBLEMS
SECTION 1-6-16.6

1-6-16.6. State Hall of Fame. The South Dakota Hall of Fame in Chamberlain is the official Hall of Fame of South Dakota.
 

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