History & Museums

Discover the history of the Black Hills by touring one of the many museums that feature everything from B-1 Bombers and American frontier artifacts to dinosaur bones and rare rocks. Nearly every community in the Black Hills proudly boasts a museum or visitors center and the collections are as varied as the Black Hills landscape itself.

Celebrate the heritage of South Dakota’s rich Native American, Old West and mining history at the High Plains Western Heritage Center in Spearfish, the Adams Museum and Days of 76 Museum in Deadwood, the Tri-state Museum in Belle Fourche and the Black Hills Mining Museum in Lead. Geology, paleontology and archeology take center stage the Hot Springs Mammoth Site and at the Museum at Black Hills Institute in Hill City. Visit the Presidential Wax Museum, Independence Hall and the South Dakota Air & Space Museum to learn about early American and presidential history.

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High Plains Western Heritage Center - Spearfish SD

High Plains Western Heritage Center

FALL BOGOS: Book now for travel on or after September 8   The High Plains Western Heritage Center features western art, artifacts and Nativ...

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The Journey Museum and Learning Center - Rapid City SD

Journey Museum and Learning Center

Your Black Hills Journey starts here. The Journey Museum & Learning Center brings together four major prehistoric and historic collections to tell...

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Mammoth Site - Hot Springs SD

Mammoth Site

FALL BOGOS: Book now for travel on or after September 8  COVID-19 Update: All tours are self-guided using a phone app. New signage in the bone...

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Prehistoric Indian Village - Michell SD

Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village Museum

FALL BOGOS: Book now for travel on or after September 8   Discover how Native Americans lived in south Dakota one thousand years ago! The M...

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The National Presidential Wax Museum - Keystone SD

National Presidential Wax Museum

FALL BOGOS: Book now for travel on or after September 8 Beneath the watchful gaze of Mount Rushmore in the beautiful Black Hills is the National Pr...

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Rushmore Borglum Story - Keystone, SD

Rushmore Borglum Story

Venture into the world of Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor of Mount Rushmore, from the blasting of the stone to the grandeur of the "Seated Lincoln." ...

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Sanford Lab - Lead SD

Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center and Tour

FREE tour of SANFORD VISITOR CENTER includes a general overview of our exhibit space. We'll tell the story of Lead, from the history with Homestak...

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum - Sturgis SD

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall Of Fame

Established in 2001, the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame is home to an ever-growing variety of motorcycles dating back to 1905. On displa...

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Black Hills Mining Museum - Lead SD

Black Hills Mining Museum

Due to COVID – this attraction will not be open for the summer of 2020   Welcome to the Black Hills Mining Museum, located in the mil...

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Days of 76 Museum - Historic Deadwood SD

Days of 76 Museum

The Days of '76 began as a way to honor Deadwood's first pioneers - the prospectors, miners, muleskinners and madams who poured into the Black...

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Historic Adams House - Deadwood SD

Historic Adams House

****COVID-19 update - Mask Required. If you do not have a mask one will be available**** The Historic Adams House was built in 1892 by Deadwoo...

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Prairie Homestead Sod House - Philip SD

Prairie Homestead

Journey into the visual memories of what life was like during the homestead days at the Prairie Homestead. Experience the original "green" home j...

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