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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's Original 1880 Town

South Dakota's Original 1880 Town

(605) 344-2259
I-90 Exit 170
Murdo, SD 57552

Tour an authentic 1880 era historic town. From buildings o their contents. The displays & buildings range from Indian relics for the 1870's to the 14 sided barn built in 1909.

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National Presidential Wax Museum

National Presidential Wax Museum

(605) 666-4455
609 Hwy 16A
Keystone, SD 57751

Breathtaking "911 Remembered" display. Celebrate America's proud heritage with a parade of U.S. presidents in dramatic historical settings. Recall our nation's leaders. Relive history's great events. Recapture a spirit of patriotism.

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Days of '76 Museum

Days of '76 Museum

(605) 578-1657
18 Seventy Six Drive
Deadwood, SD 57732

Commemorating the history of the award-winning Days of '76 Celebration and rodeo. American Indian artifacts, history, a firearms collection, wagons, carriages, and stagecoaches. Affordable. Open year-round.

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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.

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The Journey Museum

The Journey Museum

(605) 394-6923
222 New York Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

Discover the history & culture of the Black Hills at this state-of-the-art museum w/many interactive displays. Explore four different collections under one roof. Space science programming. Open daily, year round.

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The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School

(605) 867-5491
100 Mission Dr.
Pine Ridge, SD 57770

Native American gallery. Thousands of materworks, including early & contemporary tradional quillwork, beadwork, elegant painting, wood & stone carvings by Natvie artists. Art show June 1 - August 10.

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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. Authentic displays of pioneer, ranching, mining, forestry and transportation history. July 26th National Day of the American Cowboy. RV accessible.

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