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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.

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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OLC Historical Center

Oglala Lakota College Historical Center

(605) 455-6000
7 Miles SW of Kyle
Kyle, SD 57752

See, feel, hear the history of the Oglala Lakota people. Walk through the Historical Center on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation , near Kyle. See photographs & artwork displays that chronicle the history of the Oglala Lakota from early 1800's to the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890. Meet Lakota artists featured throughout the summer.

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Rushmore Borglum Story

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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High Plains Western Heritage Center

High Plains Western Heritage Center


825 Heritage Dr
Spearfish, SD 57783

Representing a five state region - South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska with 20,000 square feet of authentic displays of pioneer, ranching, mining, forestry and transportation history. Annual National Day of the American Cowboy events and historic Campfire Series. Open year-round 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission.

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Black Hills Mining Museum

Black Hills Mining Museum

(605) 584-1605
323 W Main
Lead, SD 57754

On Main Street in Lead, the Black Hills Mining Museum, the Official Mining Museum of South Dakota, is dedicated to the thousands of hard working men and women who were responsible for the rich 130-year history of mining in the area.

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Crazy Horse Memorial

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.

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National Museum of Woodcarving

National Museum of Woodcarving

(605) 673-4404
12111 US Hwy 16
Custer, SD 57730

Where wood comes alive! Celebrating over 40 Years! Step into the intricate & entertaining world of woodcarving. Thousands of works by the original Disneyland animator. Museum. Carving studio, Gallery offers over 70 woodcarvers' art. Wooden Nickel Theatre, gift & snack shop. So real, you'll think it's magic!

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