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Museums

Visit Rapid City

Rapid City was founded in 1876 by a group of 11 miners whose pursuit of gold was unsuccessful. They set up camp in a large river valley centrally located betwe...

Visit Spearfish

Located at the mouth of scenic Spearfish Canyon, the town of Spearfish was named after the creek where Native Americans "speared" fish. While other Black Hills...

Visit Lead

When Fred and Moses Manuel discovered a large vein of gold in a rocky outcropping three miles south of Deadwood in 1876, they had no idea of its significance. ...

Top Stops in Custer

Did you know that Custer is the oldest town in the Black Hills? After traveling through during the Black Hills Expedition with General George Custer in 1874, H...
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, and other rare m...

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...