National Music Museum Earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The popular online travel site TripAdvisor has awarded the National Music Museum on the University of South Dakota campus in Vermillion a 2016 certificate of excellence.

To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least 4 out of 5, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Certificate of excellence recipients are venues located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.

A recent traveler from Oakland, California, gave the National Music Museum TripAdvisor’s highest ratings, of five bubbles, with this comment: “There might be a museum somewhere with more instruments in its collection, but I doubt that there is anywhere with more beautiful, historic ones on display.”

National Music Museum spokesperson Patricia Bornhofen said it's the third year the museum received the honor. "We consider TripAdvisor’s citizen reviews a big yes-vote on the value of the National Music Museum experience," she said.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 205 undergraduate and 73 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 17:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 17 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Michael Ewald
USD News