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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.

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.

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The Museum at Black Hills Institute

The Museum at Black Hills Institute

(605) 574-3919
117 Main Street
Hill City, SD 57745

The Museum at Black Hills Institute features the Black Hills Institute collection. Displays exhibit fossil vertebrates, invertebrates and plants from around the globe. Ancient skeletons, starring "STAN" T.rex, fill the room! Signboards depict area history (maps, photographs & cave schematics). Enter through Everything Prehistoric. Open all year.

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South Dakota Air & Space Museum

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

See historic bombers, fighters, utility aircraft, missiles, plus many indoor exhibits of aviation memorabilia. Free admission year round. Official base tours, including a Minuteman Missile Silo for nominal fee. Airpark only January & February.

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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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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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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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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!

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