Museums

South Dakota boasts a large number of museums that share its’ rich history and heritage. There is a wide selection of museums throughout the state, each focusing on a unique aspect of life in South Dakota. These museums are just waiting to catch your eyes and spark your interest in South Dakota’s history and way of life.

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National Music Museum

National Music Museum

Vermillion

South Dakota Air and Space Museum

South Dakota Air and Space Museum

Rapid City

Civilian Conservation Corps Museum of South Dakota

Civilian Conservation Corps Museum of South Dakota

Hill City

Mellette House

Mellette House

Watertown

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame

Sturgis

Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC)

Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC)

Deadwood

South Dakota Art Museum

South Dakota Art Museum

Brookings

Rushmore Borglum Story

Rushmore Borglum Story

Keystone

Armed Forces Display & Gifts

Armed Forces Display & Gifts

Wasta

Verendrye Museum

Verendrye Museum

Fort Pierre

Ingalls Homestead

Ingalls Homestead

De Smet

Dakota Territorial Museum

Dakota Territorial Museum

Yankton

Depot Museum / Harvey Dunn School

Depot Museum / Harvey Dunn School

De Smet

Black Hills Mining Museum

Black Hills Mining Museum

Lead

Smith Zimmermann Museum

Smith Zimmermann Museum

Madison

Days of 76 Museum

Days of 76 Museum

Deadwood

Motion Unlimited Museum and Antique Car Lot

Motion Unlimited Museum and Antique Car Lot

Rapid City

Union County Historical Society Museum

Union County Historical Society Museum

Elk Point

Great Faces. Great Places.

South Dakota is an incredibly unique state in that each region offers a completely different experience then the others. Check out each of the regions to see what each has to offer!

Badlands

Western South Dakota

Featuring the Black Hills, Badlands, the Sturgis Rally. This region tends to be the most popular.

CENTRAL REGION

This region of South Dakota offers some of the best hunting and fishing in the entire central US. 

Eastern Region

The eastern region is home to the largest city in the state and provides visitors with a true "prairie" experience.