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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Mammoth Site - Hot Springs SD

Mammoth Site

The world's largest mammoth research facility is located in Hot Springs, South Dakota. This working paleontological site/museum contains the large...

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Prehistoric Indian Village - Michell SD

Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village Museum

Covid-19 Safety Our staff members will greet you wearing their masks and ask you to do the same.  If you do not have a mask, we will offer you...

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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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The Brothel - Deadwood

The Brothel - Deadwood

A Deadwood Experience You'll Never Forget. Walk through one of Deadwood's houses of prostitution, an industry that operated illegally in the c...

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Adams Museum Exhibit - Deadwood SD

Adams Museum

In 1930 pioneer businessman W.E. Adams founded the Adams Museum in Deadwood, with the purpose of preserving and displaying the history of the Black Hi...

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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 Deadwood pione...

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South Dakota Railoroad Museum - Hill City

South Dakota State Railroad Museum

The South Dakota State Railroad Museum is located on the grounds of the venerable 1880 TRAIN/Black Hills Central Railroad in Hill City. The Museum'...

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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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Deadwood Stagecoach

One of the most recognizable and historic Old West icons in existence is the famous Deadwood Stagecoach.  Deadwood Alive continues the legacy ...

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The National Presidential Wax Museum - Keystone SD

National Presidential Wax Museum

Beneath the watchful gaze of Mount Rushmore in the beautiful Black Hills is the National Presidential Wax Museum. Visitors gain insight into our natio...

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Crazy Horse Memorial - Custer SD

Crazy Horse Memorial

Crazy Horse Memorial is the world's largest sculpture-in-progress, and frequent drilling and mountain blasts make each visit unique. When complete...

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Lawman's Patrol: Guided Walking Tour

Lawman's Patrol - Guided Walking Tour

Patrol the streets of Historic Deadwood with some of the first lawdogs. They will guide you through time on this multi-stop walking tour of the Nation...

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