South Dakota Air and Space Museum reopens to the public

BOX ELDER, S.D. — Now that vaccinated people are allowed to shed their masks, the South Dakota Air and Space Museum in Box Elder has re-opened to the public.

During the initial uncertainty that surrounded South Dakota’s first COVID cases, the museum’s outdoor exhibit remained opened to the public, but was forced eventually to shut down.

To celebrate it’s reopening, the museum held a spring takeoff party to welcome back visitors.

The museum has an indoor and outdoor collection of over 30 vintage military aircraft, a new B-17 exhibit, as well as military missiles, and an Aviation Hall of Fame.

The museum tells more than just the history of retired aircraft, it also tells the stories of South Dakotans who bravely served.

One WWII veteran was more than pleased to be the focus of a new World War II exhibit, and be alive to witness its completion.

“It’s taken a lot of people a lot of personal time to develop this, and I appreciate that,” said Morry Crow “I wanted to be able to see it, and because of my age I didn’t think I’d ever make it.”

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