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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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 Hills i...

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Historic Adams House - Deadwood SD

Historic Adams House

The Historic Adams House was built in 1892 by Deadwood pioneers Harris and Anna Franklin. Local contemporary press described the home as "the gran...

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Museum at Black Hills Institute - Hill City SD

Museum at Black Hills Institute

The Museum at Black Hills Institute is a modest but incredible natural history museum. Natural history enthusiasts can rest assured; you will find...

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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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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 Muse...

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Deadwood Stagecoach Ride - Deadwood SD

Deadwood Stagecoach

Deadwood Stagecoach 20 minute round trip ride on Deadwood's Historic Main Street with history and information. | Meet on the corner of Deadwood Stree...

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Adams Museum - Deadwood SD

Adams Museum

Deadwood's Adams Museum is the oldest history museum in the Black Hills and ranks #3 among True West magazine's 2009 Top 10 Western Museums. Artif...

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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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Deadwood History and Information Center - Deadwood SD

Deadwood History and Information Center

Make this authentic Railroad Station your first stop in Deadwood for Wild Bill Coupons, purchase trolley tokens, get maps of the area, view multim...

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Mt Moriah Cemetery - Deadwood SD

Mt Moriah Cemetery

Situated on a mountainous plateau overlooking Deadwood Gulch is historic Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Established in 1878 by the Lawrence County Commission, ...

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