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USD's National Music Museum recognized

The National Music Museum on the campus of the University of South Dakota has been recognized by TripAdvisor with a 2014 Certificate of Excellence, it was announced recently.

The award goes to destinations and attractions that have consistently earned outstanding feedback from TripAdvisor travelers.

A special National Music Museum summer exhibit, "Celebrating the Saxes," showcases

musical instruments designed by Adolphe Sax, his father and brother.

Two outdoor concerts, "A Little Summer Night Music," will soon grace the Museum plaza. The Kentucky Baroque Trumpets will perform June 27, and the South Dakota Brass Quintet on July 4, 2014. There is free admission, but donations are welcome.

The museum is offering extended summer hours through August. It is open at 414 E.

Clark St. (corner of Clark and Yale), Vermillion, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

The National Music Museum is home to one of the world's finest collections of musical instruments, including a Stradivari violin, guitar and mandolin; the world's oldest cello, the Amati "King"; and guitars once owned by Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley.