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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.

Dinosaur Museum

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.

The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School

The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School

(605) 867-8257
100 Mission Dr.
Pine Ridge, SD 57770

Native American gift shop, cultural center & fine arts gallery, featuring one of the most impressive collections of historic & contemporary Native art in the country. A beautiful 1-hour drive from Hot Springs. SD, located on the Red Cloud Indian School campus. FREE tours & admission. Open daily Memorial Day-Labor Day; Tue-Sat in winter. Don't miss the annual Art Show June - August.

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South Dakota State Railroad Museum

South Dakota State Railroad Museum

(605) 574-9000
222 Railroad Avenue
Hill City, SD 57745-1070

We are all about people, places & trains. Railroads influenced SD and America in many ways. Now on display in Hill City next to the venerable 1880 Train, rail memorabilia collections, 75 ft "TimeRail" mural, model trains, interactive displays and staff experience provide visitors with an understanding of their relationship with history and the current role of railroads.

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Adams Museum & House

Adams Museum & House

(605) 578-1714(605) 578-3724
150 Sherman Street
Deadwood, SD 57732

Visit two distinctively different pieces of Deadwood history. Bits, pieces and whole collections are preserved at the unique Adams Museum. Step back in time as you tour through the beautifully restored, Queen-Anne style mansion - The Historic Adams House. You don't want to miss either of these "must-see" attractions!

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Rushmore Borglum Story

(605) 666-4448 x1
342 Winter Street
Keystone, SD 57751

Explore the life and times of Gutzon Borglum, creator of Mount Rushmore! An exciting, entertaining and educational experience for the entire family. Watch the blasting and carving in our exclusive film. Family rates. Must see to enhance your Mount Rushmore visit.

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America's Founding Fathers Exhibit

America's Founding Fathers Exhibit

(605) 877-6043
9815 S Hwy 16
Rapid City, SD 57702

Discover the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence. History meets art in a life-size sculpture exhibit that offers a rare opportunity to see and hear the amazing story of how the United States of America began. This exhibit is a must-see after your visit to Mount Rushmore.

Adults : $10
Children 12 and under are free

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Pioneer Auto Show & Prairie Town

Pioneer Auto Show & Prairie Town

(605) 669-2691
503 E 5th Street
Murdo, SD 57559

Over 275 antique, classic & muscle cars. Special motorcycle room features Elvis Presley's personal cycle & the Dukes "General Lee." Collection of tractors, toys, guns, music machines. Zeitner mineral display. Great Star Service award.

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