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Memories and relics of another time still exist in the Black Hills.

Prairie Homestead Historic Site

Prairie Homestead Historic Site

(605) 433-5400
21070 SD Hwy 240
Badlands National Park, SD 57750

Journey into the visual memories of homestead days at this original pioneer dirt home. Fun for all ages. Video room. Experience homesteader’s life in pioneer clothing. Farm animals. White prairie dogs. Listed on National Register of Historic Places. Open daylight hours mid-May – mid-October.

D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery

D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery

(605) 642-7730
423 Hatchery Circle
Spearfish, SD 57783

Established in 1886, we're a U.S. Fish & Wildlife facility. We invite you to stop by to visit our free attraction! We have a museum, historic home, fisheries railcar, fish ponds and underwater viewing windows to see trout. Shop the store and feed the fish and ducks! Open daily late-May to late-Sept. Grounds open year-round. Free attraction.

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Chapel In The Hills

Chapel In The Hills

(605) 342-8281
3788 Chapel Lane
Rapid City, SD 57702

Rapid City. Replica of the famous Borgund Stave Church in Norway. Unique architecture, log cabin museum and gift shop. Evening service nightly at 7:30 p.m. Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Donations Appreciated.

The Vore Buffalo Jump

The Vore Buffalo Jump

(307) 266-9530
369 Old U.S. 14
Sundance, WY 82729

The Vore Buffalo Jump, one of North America's most important and spectacular Plains Indian archeological sites, is a stone's throw from I-90 in northeast Wyoming. See the excavation and learn the history, science, and culture of North American Plains Indians. Over 20 layers of artifacts and bone have been discovered, dating back to 1500-1800 AD.


Spokane Black Hills Ghost Town

Spokane Black Hills Ghost Town

Now a Black Hills ghost town, Spokane was founded in 1890 to extract precious gold, the mine proved richer in silver, copper, zinc, mica and graphite.

Gold Mountain Mine

Located four miles northwest of Hill City, the Gold Mountain Mine was first claimed in the late 1870s and was actively worked until 1942. It is one of the few remaining mines in the Black Hills that is still standing.

Frawley Ranch

Originally settled by Henry Frawley in 1876 at the height of the Black Hills Gold Rush, the ranch is situated along early routes of a number of stagecoach and freight lines.

Cascade Springs

Founded in 1888 as a resort town, Cascade Springs hoped to become a major railroad stop on the Burlington & Missouri River Railroad.

Meeker Ranch

The first Meeker at Meeker Ranch was Frank Cunningham Meeker, a member of the Pony Express, who is said to have routinely ridden the 100 miles between Custer and Hat Creek, Wyo.

Galena Ghost Town

Galena is another of the little boom towns that sprang up during the 1876 gold rush.

Mt. Moriah Cemetery

Mt. Moriah Cemetery

This was the stuff legends were made of on the American frontier.