Belle Fourche | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota
Belle Fourche | Black Hills & Badlands of South Dakota
Belle Fourche

Geographic Center of the Nation

In addition to outstanding antique shops, motels, museums, campgrounds and restaurants, Belle Fourche is home to one of America's premier rodeos — The Black Hills Roundup. You'll discover summer concerts in Herrmann Park; the Center of the Nation All Car Rally each June; Air Shows; and excellent outdoor recreation at nearby Orman Dam and the Belle Fourche Country Club. When you're ready for a place where the West still rings true, say "howdy" to Belle Fourche. We'll be waiting for you.

Geographic Center of the Nation
With the admission of Alaska and Hawaii to the Union in 1959, the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey officially designated a point 20 miles north of Belle Fourche as the Geographic Center of the Nation. Today, the Center of the Nation is marked by a 21-foot diameter monument made of South Dakota granite in the shape of the compass rose, at the Belle Fourche Visitor Center and Tri-State Museum.