The new McCrossan Center is slated to be finished in late August. Construction crews are busy working on the 5,100 square foot visitor center and are wrapping up the siding, parking lot, museum displays and more. The McCrossan Center will feature a museum dedicated to displaying McCrossan’s ties to South Dakota history, featuring items like the South Dakota Bicentennial Wagon Train, displays on Melinda McCrossan’s contributions to the City of Sioux Falls and State of South Dakota and stories of our amazing history. The Ranch has a rich heritage and has been home to thousands of boys. Now they will have a place to bring their families and we will have a place to share their stories. Over the years, numerous artifacts, pictures, and stories have been collected that together tell the story of the Ranch. Now these items will get to come out of storage and will be displayed properly for all to see.
The new center will also include an archive room for alumni to enjoy and find pictures during their stay at the Ranch, a room for fellowship and meals, a gift shop and concession area.
The new Robert L. Nielsen McCrossan Center will be located right off Marion Road when you reach McCrossan Boys Ranch. Stay tuned for details on the official grand opening and ribbon cutting coming soon!
If you are interested in volunteering in the new McCrossan Visitor Center contact the Development Office at (605) 339-1203.