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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.

High Plains Western Heritage Center

(605) 642-3978
825 Heritage Dr
Spearfish, SD 57783

Visit us and explore our western history! Stroll thru times past and discover stories of the plains and Black Hills. Enjoy live presentations of Cowboy music and poetry through our events in the spacious theatre as well as our Chuckwagon Dinners! We love groups - Reunions, Bus Tours, even weddings ~ Call us to make arrangements for your get-together!


South Dakota Air & Space Museum

(605) 385-5189
2890 Davis Dr. Bldg. 5208
Box Elder, SD 57719

Experience your American Journey at the SD Air & Space Museum located just outside the main gate at Ellsworth Air Force Base in the beautiful Black Hills of SD. Our legendary exhibits showcase our American journey, celebrates those military personnel who have sacrificed so much for our country, and tells the stories of not only past aviation but inspires the future of aerospace.


Crazy Horse Memorial

(605) 673-4681
12151 Avenue of the Chiefs
Custer, SD 57730

World's largest mountain carving in progress, located minutes from Mt. Rushmore on Hwy 16/385. Witness work on the mountain, enjoy American Indian museums, art galleries, sculptor's studio-home, antiques. American Indian artists & performers. Nightly laser show in season, restaurant & gift shop. Open year-round.


Dinosaur Museum

(605) 342-8140
8971 S Hwy 16
Rapid City, SD 57702

The Dinosaur Museum is located on Hwy 16 next door to the Reptile Gardens.  Visitors will see over 50 life-size dinosaurs as they appeared in the flesh millions of years ago.  The Museum also features a Mirror Maze, movie theatre, children's fossil dig, birthday party area & a gift shop. Free mini golf w/admission.

Tatanka - Story of the Bison

(605) 584-5678
100 Tatanka Drive
Deadwood, SD

Kevin Costner invites you to learn the story of the Bison. Long ago, 30-60 million bison once roamed the great plains of North America, but they were hunted almost to extinction. Stop in to learn their story and see the magnificent bronze statues depecting a buffalo hunt.


1881 Courthouse Museum

(605) 673-2443
411 Mt. Rushmore Rd.
Custer, SD 57730

Admission. $6.00 adult, $5.00 seniors, $2.00 youth (12-18), free 11 & under, donations welcome. Three floors of 1874 to present Black Hills, Lakota & pioneer displays. 1874 Custer Expedition, 1875 cabin. Bookstore, handicapped accessible. Free youth activities.


Keystone Historical Museum

(605) 666-4494
410 3rd Street
Keystone, SD 57751

Tucked away on a hill overlooking Old Keystone you'll find the Keystone Historial Museum.  The museum is housed in a Victorian School that was built in 1899 and completed in 1901 and is now on the National Register of Historic Places.  Believe it or not - It was used as a school until 1988!

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