Where Wood Comes Alive

Contact Information

12111 US Hwy 16
Custer, SD 57730

Tel: 605-673-4404




Located 2 Miles West of Custer

Adult - $8.75
Senior - $8.25
Child (5-14) - $6.75
Under 5 - Free
Group Rates - Available for groups of 20 or more

Average time is from 45 minutes to one hour.

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National Museum of Woodcarving

Celebrating 40 Years!

Step into the intricate and entertaining world of woodcarving. The National Museum of Woodcarving, located just west of Custer, is Where Wood Comes Alive! The entire family can spend an hour or more enjoying the life work of an original animator of Disneyland, each woodcarving so real, you’ll think it’s magic; and a studio with resident and guest woodcarvers from all over the US.

After touring the museum, visit our gallery and gift shop with unique woodcarvings and gifts you won’t find anywhere else in the Black Hills. This one-of-a-kind attraction will exceed your expectations.

Open daily from May through October, the National Museum of Woodcarving, Hwy 16 West of Custer.

• The Wooden Nickel Theater
• Over 30 scenes created by an original animator of Disneyland
• A Carving Studio
• Display of Many Nationally Recognized Woodcarvers
• National Museum Gallery
• Gift Shop & Snack Bar

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