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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.

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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Pioneer Museum in Hot Springs

Pioneer Museum in Hot Springs

(605) 745-5147
300 North Chicago
Hot Springs, SD 57747

Four-story 1893 sandstone schoolhouse filled with displays such as historical general store, tools, artifacts, furniture, photographs, medical & stone cutter's equipment & more depicting pioneer stories. See yesteryears old telephones.  See old washing machines and wood cookstoves that pioneer farmers and ranchers used in their daily lives! 

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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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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." 

Chapel In the hills

Chapel In The Hills

(605) 342-8281
3788 Chapel Lane
Rapid City, SD 57702

Rapid City. Replica of the famous Borgund Stave Church in Norway. Unique architecture, log cabin museum and gift shop. Evening service nightly at 7:30 p.m. Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Donations Appreciated.

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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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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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