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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.

Tri-State Museum, Belle Fourche, SD

Tri-State Museum, Belle Fourche, SD

(605) 723-1200
415 5th Ave
Belle Fourche, SD 57717

Visit Belle Fourche's beautiful facility to explore the fascinating history of the corners of SD, MT, & WY. Educational exhibits and kiosks tell the stories of early cattle companies cowboys, sheep/wool industries, 95 years of the Black Hills Roundup Rodeo, railroad, military, paleontology, industry, pioneers and two-story 1876 Johnny Spaulding Cabin. Open year-round.

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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 250 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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The Journey Museum

The Journey Museum

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

Your journey in the Black Hills starts here. 4 great collections for 1 low price. Learn & play all day, experience interactive displays & exhibits, plus special theater presentations daily. You will begin at the dawn of time & travel through the universe. Conveniently located in downtown Rapid City.

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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. Experience their life with costume rentals. Many displays.

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National Presidential Wax Museum

National Presidential Wax Museum

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

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. And, recapture a spirit of patriotism as you witness the evolution of American democracy, particularly with our breathtaking display "911 Remembered." 

Days of '76 Museum

Days of '76 Museum

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

Deadwood's newest museum commemorates the history of the award-winning Days of '76 Celebration and rodeo, and features a stunning collection of American Indian artifacts. Other exhibits explore Black Hills history, a historic firearms collection, as well as a vast collection of wagons, carriages and stagecoaches. Affordable admission. Open year-round.

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Pioneer Museum in Hot Springs

Pioneer Museum in Hot Springs

(605) 745-5147
300 North Chicago
Hot Springs, SD 57747

Four-story 1893 sandstone schoolhouse filled with displays such as historical general store, tools, artifacts, furniture, photographs, medical & stone cutter's equipment & more depicting pioneer stories. See yesteryears old telephones.  See old washing machines and wood cookstoves that pioneer farmers and ranchers used in their daily lives! 

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