Museums

Custer is the oldest town in the Black Hills. Established illegally by a group of miners in 1874, Custer has gone from a gold rush boomtown to the perfect location to start all your Black Hills adventures.

1881 Courthouse Museum

411 Mount Rushmore Road, Custer

Phone: 605-673-2443

Housed in the original Dakota Territory courthouse, the 1881 Courthouse Museum
explores the history of the Black Hills and Dakota Territory from 1874 to present day.
 

Four-Mile Old West Town

11921 West Highway 16, Custer

Phone: 605-673-3905

Email: fourmile@gwtc.net

Take a tour into the Old West as you wander through over 50 open-door buildings, plus see live re-enactments and melodramas.

Indian Museum of North America at Crazy Horse Memorial

12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Custer

Phone: 605-673-4681

Email: memorial@crazyhorse.org

The Indian Museum of North America is home to an extraordinary collection of donated art and artifacts reflecting the diverse histories and cultures of Native Americans.

National Museum of Woodcarving

12115 US Highway 16, Custer

Phone: 605-673-4404

Email: woodcarv@gwtc.net

One of America’s most unique museums. Enjoy 30 scenes created by an original
animator of Disneyland.
 

National Presidential Wax Museum

PO Box 238, Keystone, SD

Phone: 605-666-4455

Email: presidentialwax@aol.com

Celebrate American history with this fun exhibit of all the U.S. presidents, including the newly elected Commander and Chief.

Rushmore Historical Center & Rushmore Borglum Story

342 Winter Street, Keystone, SD

Phone: 605-666-4448 or 1-800-888-4369

Email: borglum@gwtc.net

Discover the story behind the carving of Mount Rushmore National Memorial and learn more about the sculptor who carved his vision into the mountain, Gutzon Borglum. Museum features scores of Borglum’s paintings, sculptures and artifacts.

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