Learn Black Hills History in our museums


Nearly three dozen institutions in western South Dakota have collections that document the rambunctious history of our state and the Black Hills region. Whether on vacation or doing serious research, there's plenty of raw material: dinosaurs, Indian wars, gold rush, the Open Range, industry and culture.

In terms of scope, size and technology, Rapid City’s Journey Museum is a premier historical institutions in South Dakota. They cover the entire scope of time from pre-history to modern days, and they possess the best of the best collections of artifacts from South Dakota. They are also the newest history museums in the state, so curation, interpretation and displays are top notch.

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