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.
Lakota Sioux Museums
The Lakota Sioux Indian culture pervades South Dakota and accounts for an important era in South Dakota’s history. The Crazy Horse Memorial near Custer is the Black Hills’ most notable tribute to our native people and the facilities there include an impressive North American Indian Museum.
Superlative collections of Sioux artifacts can be found at the Akta Lakota Museum in Chamberlain, at the Oglala Lakota College's Historical Center at Kyle, at the SD Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre and at The Journey Museum in Rapid City.
The Red Cloud Heritage Center on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has one of the premier collections of original Sioux artworks and also an artifact collection dating from 1888. It is near the famous Wounded Knee battlefield. In the town of Wall, you will find the area’s finest interpretation of the tragic 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee — The Museum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.