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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.

Dinosaur Museum

Dinosaur Museum

(605) 342-8140
8971 S Hwy 16
Rapid City, SD 57702

The Dinosaur Museum is located on Hwy 16 next door to the Reptile Gardens.  Visitors will see over 50 life-size dinosaurs as they appeared in the flesh millions of years ago.  The Museum also features a Mirror Maze, movie theatre, children's fossil dig, birthday party area & a gift shop. Free mini golf w/admission.

The Museum at Black Hills Institute

The Museum at Black Hills Institute

(605) 574-3919
117 Main Street
Hill City, SD 57745

The Museum at Black Hills Institute features the Black Hills Institute collection. Displays exhibit fossil vertebrates, invertebrates and plants from around the globe. Ancient skeletons, starring "STAN" T.rex, fill the room! Signboards depict area history (maps, photographs & cave schematics). Enter through Everything Prehistoric. Open all year.

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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." 

Old Fort Meade Museum - Sturgis, SD

Old Fort Meade Museum

(605) 347-9822
55 Sherman Street
Sturgis, SD 57785

Fort Meade was established during the winter of 1878-79 by the 1st & 11th infantry as well as the reorganized 7th Cavalry. It outlived all other frontier posts of the Upper Missouri West, surviving as a military installation until 1944 when it became a Veterans Administration Hospital as it remains today. Journey back in military history through the many exhibits.

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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 275 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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Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall Of Fame

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall Of Fame

(605) 347-2001
999 Main St
Sturgis, SD 57785

The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame offers a variety of unique motorcycle and motorcycling memorabilia with special emphasis on the world famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Open year-round, seven days a week. Hours vary by season. Admission.

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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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