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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.

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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Oglala Lakota College Historical Center

Oglala Lakota College Historical Center

(605) 455-6000
7 Miles SW of Kyle
Kyle, SD 57752

See, feel, hear the history of the Oglala Lakota people. Walk through the Historical Center on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation , near Kyle. See photographs & artwork displays that chronicle the history of the Oglala Lakota from early 1800's to the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890. Meet Lakota artists featured throughout the summer.


Rushmore Borglum Story

(605) 666-4448 x1
342 Winter Street
Keystone, SD 57751

Explore the life and times of Gutzon Borglum, creator of Mount Rushmore! An exciting, entertaining and educational experience for the entire family. Watch the blasting and carving in our exclusive film. Family rates - Children are free! Must see to enhance your Mount Rushmore visit.


Tatanka - Story of the Bison

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

Kevin Costner invites you to learn the story of the Bison. Long ago, 30-60 million bison once roamed the great plains of North America, but they were hunted almost to extinction. Stop in to learn their story and see the magnificent bronze statues depecting a buffalo hunt.


Keystone Historical Museum

(605) 666-4494
410 3rd Street
Keystone, SD 57751

Tucked away on a hill overlooking Old Keystone you'll find the Keystone Historial Museum.  The museum is housed in a Victorian School that was built in 1899 and completed in 1901 and is now on the National Register of Historic Places.  Believe it or not - It was used as a school until 1988!

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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