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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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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.

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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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Museum of Geology

Museum of Geology

(605) 394-2467
501 E St. Joseph St.
Rapid City, SD 57701

On the SD School of Mines campus. World-class fossils of Badlands mammals, marine reptiles & dinosaurs. Superb exhibits of meteorites, minerals, ores & gold replicas. Free admission. Opportunities for summer field paleo classes.

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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.

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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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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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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