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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.

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National Museum of Woodcarving

National Museum of Woodcarving

(605) 673-4404
12111 US Hwy 16
Custer, SD 57730

Where wood comes alive! Celebrating over 40 Years! Step into the intricate & entertaining world of woodcarving. Thousands of works by the original Disneyland animator. Museum. Carving studio, Gallery offers over 70 woodcarvers' art. Wooden Nickel Theatre, gift & snack shop. So real, you'll think it's magic!

Rushmore Borglum Story

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. 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 how 30-60

million bison once roamed the great plains of N.

America & 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. Hands-on Interpretive Center, Native American

Gift Shop & Snack Bar.

Founding Fathers Black Hills At Independence Hall

Founding Fathers Black Hills At Independence Hall

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

Meet the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence. History and art in a life-size sculpture exhibit of the iconic painting that offers a rare opportunity to see and hear the amazing story of where the United States of America began.

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.

OLC 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.

High Plains Western Heritage Center

High Plains Western Heritage Center

825 Heritage Dr
Spearfish, SD 57783

Representing a five state region - South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska with 20,000 square feet of authentic displays of pioneer, ranching, mining, forestry and transportation history. Annual National Day of the American Cowboy events and historic Campfire Series. Open year-round 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission.

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