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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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Termesphere Gallery & Museum

Termesphere Gallery & Museum

(605) 642-4805
1920 Christensen Drive
Spearfish, SD 57783

Plan a visit to Termesphere Gallery & Museum while in the Black Hills of South Dakota. You'll experience a wonder-filled space that will keep your head turning!

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The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School

The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School

(605) 867-8257
100 Mission Dr.
Pine Ridge, SD 57770

Native American gift shop, cultural center & fine arts gallery, featuring one of the most impressive collections of historic & contemporary Native art in the country. A beautiful 1-hour drive from Hot Springs. SD, located on the Red Cloud Indian School campus. FREE tours & admission. Open daily Memorial Day-Labor Day; Tue-Sat in winter. Don't miss the annual Art Show June - August.

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Tatanka Story of the Bison

Tatanka - Story of the Bison

(605) 584-5678
100 Tatanka Drive
Deadwood, SD

Kevin Costner invites you to learn how 30-60 million bison once roamed the great plains of North America and were hunted almost to extinction. This is their story. View a larger than life bronze sculpture of 14 bison pursued by 3 Native American horseback riders. Experience a hands-on Interpretive Center, Visit our Native American gift shop & snack bar.

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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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America's Founding Fathers Exhibit

America's Founding Fathers Exhibit

(605) 877-6043
9815 S Hwy 16
Rapid City, SD 57702

Discover the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence. History meets art in a life-size sculpture exhibit that offers a rare opportunity to see and hear the amazing story of how the United States of America began. This exhibit is a must-see after your visit to Mount Rushmore.

Adults : $10
Children 12 and under are free

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