We all are South Dakotans; but not all of us are rodeo cowboys or deer hunters! Life is nicely rounded out by a surprisingly diverse venue of fine arts: museums, galleries, symphonies, rock concerts, sculpture, painting, quilting, handicrafts, festivals, and local history and heritage. Think about it, the two largest sculptures in the world — Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial — are right here in our back yard! So you can bet that we've plenty of "little" statues, too.
This is a place of big-time dreamers and do-ers and the inspired works of them. The world’s two largest sculptures are just 13 miles apart in the Black Hills: Mount Rushmore National Memorial & Crazy Horse Memorial. In addition to the mountain carvings, you will find other many other sculptures throughout the Black Hills; by acclaimed local artists and world-renown ones.
Live, intimate performances abound in many venues throughout the Black Hills. The area offers an amazing diversity of performing arts programs year-round, with many appropriate for the entire family.
Your journey in the Black Hills starts here. 4 great collections for 1 low price. Learn & play all day, experience interactive displays & exhibits, plus special theater presentations daily. You will begin at the dawn of time & travel through the universe. Conveniently located in downtown Rapid City.
Take a trip through time at one of the many Black Hills museums. From the Wild West to Native culture, our museums will paint an accurate picture of the days past.