Sitting astride the Belle Fourche River, the Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center tells the fascinating history of the region. Educational exhibits and kiosks tell the stories of early cattle companies, cowboys, sheep/wool industries and the century-long history of the Black Hills Roundup Rodeo. You’ll also learn the history of the railroad, early mercantile, law and medicine and pioneers. Natural history artifacts that span geology, archaeology and paleontology complete the experience of the tri-state area.

Tri-state Museum

What makes this Museum unique?

The Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center is at the Center of the Nation, and we have a spectacular granite rose monument to prove it! Founded in 1955, with a modest "endowment" and a small collection, our museum covers the history and culture of Montana, Wyoming, and South Dakota—a span no other museum in the area can claim. Also, on our park-like grounds is the Johnny Spaulding Cabin. It is one of the few two-story 19th century cabins to still be in existence.