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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1881 Courthouse Museum

1881 Courthouse Museum

Custer

Dakota Territorial Capitol Replica

Dakota Territorial Capitol Replica

Yankton

Children’s Museum of South Dakota

Children’s Museum of South Dakota

Brookings

Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center

Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center

Fort Pierre

The Alliance

The Alliance

Sioux Falls

Ingalls Homestead

Ingalls Homestead

De Smet

Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center

Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center

Chamberlain

Tri-State Museum

Tri-State Museum

Belle Fourche

South Dakota State Railroad Museum

South Dakota State Railroad Museum

Hill City

Mellette House

Mellette House

Watertown

Buffalo Museum & One Room Schoolhouse

Buffalo Museum & One Room Schoolhouse

Buffalo

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame

Sturgis

South Dakota Air and Space Museum

South Dakota Air and Space Museum

Rapid City

Celebrity Hotel, Museum & Gaming

Celebrity Hotel, Museum & Gaming

Deadwood

Dacotah Prairie Museum

Dacotah Prairie Museum

Aberdeen

Prairie Village

Prairie Village

Madison

National Music Museum

National Music Museum

Vermillion

Big Thunder Gold Mine

Big Thunder Gold Mine

Keystone

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.