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Museums

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Visit Keystone

Like many Black Hills communities, Keystone was established as a mining community during the Black Hills Gold Rush. Gold, mica, tin, feldspar, a...

Visit Hill City

Hill City originally attracted gold miners when it was founded in 1876 but had better luck with tin in the 1880s, and later, the railroad industry. Once notori...

Visit the Tri-State Museum

Founded 65 years ago in 1955, the Tri-State Museum was created to house a collection from Mrs. Roy Williams of Hammond, Mont. After her husband passed away, Mr...

Where Am I? Week 7 Revealed

Maybe it was the steady roar of motorcycle engines filling the Black Hills all week. In any case, this week's mystery spot didn't leave too many of you sputte...

Museums in the Black Hills

When you choose to visit the many Black Hills museums, you will find exhibits focusing on the area’s rich history, unique fossil displays of mammoths and dinosa...
Crazy Horse Memorial

Families Climb Crazy Horse Memorial

On June 3 and 4, hikers took the opportunity to see Crazy Horse’s head up close up during the 10K walk. Over 9,000 hikers took on the 6.2 mile hike start...
Minuteman Missle

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

Even South Dakota played its part in the Cold War by building the Minuteman Missile Site. Operating from 1963 to the early 1990s, there were 15 launch control f...
Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder

In September of 1974, NBC Television introduced America to the Ingalls family, a pioneer family that had made its way west a century earlier. The storyline o...
Mammoth Site

The Mammoth Site

For centuries the bones lay buried until discovered by chance in 1974. While excavating for a housing development, earth-moving equipment exposed one of South D...

Fort Meade

Historically the Black Hills region was home to Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Lakota Sioux Indian tribes. Gold prospecting and settlement of this area in the mid 1870s...