AAA Editor Notes
USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial is 1 mi. e. off I-29 exit 79 to Sherman Park, just w. of jct. 12th St. and Kiwanis Ave. at 2705 W. 12th St. The memorial commemorates one of the most decorated battleships in service during World War II. A concrete outline of the memorial has the same dimensions as the USS South Dakota—length 680 feet, beam 108 feet—and includes the ship's mast; anchor; radar screen; nine 16-inch gun barrel muzzle ends; a 94-ton, 16-inch gun barrel; and an 18-ton bronze propeller. A museum features nautical items.