Rand McNally features the music museum

Rand McNally features the music museum Rand McNally has announced its annual "Land of the Free" recommendations of the top 25 free things to see and do across the United States.

The National Music Museum, housed on the campus of The University of South Dakota at Vermillion, is the only one listed within a four state region for 2004.

"As Midwesterners contemplate summer getaways, especially in light of increasing gasoline prices, we encourage them to include a visit to the National Music Museum and other similar quality cultural attractions in the area that provide an enriching experience without being costly," said Dr. Andr� Larson, director of the museum.�

"Of course, we always encourage donations, however our main purpose is to ensure the public has an opportunity to learn, understand, and appreciate the role music has played across cultures and time," he said.�

The museum is open seven days a week and often presents public "brown bag" lunch hour concerts in the museum's concert hall on Fridays. Hours are available by visiting www.usd.edu/smm or calling (605) 677-5306.

The National Music Museum features an incredible range and diversity of collections.�

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