Museums | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota
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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.

America's Founding Fathers Exhibit

America's Founding Fathers Exhibit

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

Discover the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence. History meets art in a life-size sculpture exhibit that offers a rare opportunity to see and hear the amazing story of how the United States of America began. This exhibit is a must-see after your visit to Mount Rushmore.

Adults : $10
Children 12 and under are free

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. Don't miss the annual Art Show June - August.


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.


South Dakota Air & Space Museum

(605) 385-5189
2890 Davis Dr. Bldg. 5208
Box Elder, SD 57719

Experience your American Journey at the SD Air & Space Museum located just outside the main gate at Ellsworth Air Force Base in the beautiful Black Hills of SD. Our legendary exhibits showcase our American journey, celebrates those military personnel who have sacrificed so much for our country, and tells the stories of not only past aviation but inspires the future of aerospace.

Tatanka Story of the Bison

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 North America and 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. Experience a hands-on Interpretive Center, Visit our Native American gift shop & snack bar.

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.

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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