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Civilian Conservation Corps Museum of South Dakota

23935 Highway 385, Upper Level Hill City Visitor Information Center, Hill City, SD 57745-6516
+1 605-389-3410
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Open in off season

Seemed like a lot of the shops were closed during the off season, but this place was open! The... read more

Reviewed March 28, 2018
BreClark22
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Absolute Must See

Located in The Visitor's Centre, this small yet highly informative museum tells the story of The... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2017
Paul G
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We are continually researching names of the men who served in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in South Dakota. We print the roster periodically and it is available for review at the Museum. Over 30,000 men served in South Dakota between 1933 and 1942. We have collected over 20,000 names to date. Photos, artifacts, documents are also on display.
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Mar 28, 2018
“Open in off season ”
Oct 12, 2017
“Absolute Must See”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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23935 Highway 385, Upper Level Hill City Visitor Information Center, Hill City, SD 57745-6516
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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Seemed like a lot of the shops were closed during the off season, but this place was open! The displays were super cool and may artifacts. The curator was very friendly and knowledge able about the area. The museum itself was small, but packed with...More

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Reviewed October 12, 2017

Located in The Visitor's Centre, this small yet highly informative museum tells the story of The CCC in an concise and informative manner. The curator is a walking encyclopedia of information and is the most friendly and pleasant guide that I have ever met. When...More

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Reviewed July 26, 2017

While its not a big museum, it tells quite a story of the CCC effort. We have seen several of the CCC built places in Texas but never got the ful story. Well worth the trip.

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Reviewed April 22, 2017

The CCC has left buildings all over the Black Hills. This is an excellent stop before you go on to Custer State Park to understand who did all the fabulous, stone buildings. Nice displays and you can look up your relatives who may have served.

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CCC-Museum-SD, Volunteer at Civilian Conservation Corps Museum of South Dakota, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2017

We really appreciate your comments. Thank you so much for stopping. It's important to remember all the the CCC did, not just in South Dakota but all over the nation.

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Reviewed March 23, 2017

This was a cute little surprise on the route into town; tiny museum showing historical info on the CCC. If you have ever visited a state or national park with an old lodge, cabins, or picnic shelters, there's a high probability the CCC built them....More

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CCC-Museum-SD, Volunteer and board member at Civilian Conservation Corps Museum of South Dakota, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to comment. The CCC is such an important part of history. The entire country benefited from the work these young men did. We love to tell their story and point to the many accomplishments that still benefit...More

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Reviewed September 2, 2016

very interest displays and old pictures of the young men working in the ccc during the depression. the guide was very helpful in answering all of our questions. worth a stop when in hill city

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CCC-Museum-SD, Volunteer at Civilian Conservation Corps Museum of South Dakota, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2017

Thank you for stopping at the museum. We really enjoy seeing people from so many place.

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Reviewed June 12, 2016

The museum is tucked inside the visitor center but worth the trip upstairs. It gives you a history of the CCC in the area as well as personal stories and quotes from the men that worked there. We spent 1/2 an hour walking around and...More

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CCC-Museum-SD, Volunteer at Civilian Conservation Corps Museum of South Dakota, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2016

Thank you for the nice comments Megan R.

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Reviewed May 4, 2016

Read up on the CCC's and found my Dad's name on the list so we could see where he worked and what he worked on. felt closer to him for this. He has been gone since 2000.

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CCC-Museum-SD, Museum Board Member at Civilian Conservation Corps Museum of South Dakota, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2016

It is a great experience to watch as visitors to the Museum find a family member listed in roster of CCC Men. Sharing and exchanging information is really interesting.

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Reviewed October 30, 2015

Not only a place for info but very interesting historical stop. Taken a look around and see if the mountain sheep are near. Don't go up to them if you see them!

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Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is a very small museum that is keeping alive the importance of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in South Dakota. It was a national program but for South Dakota it touche the lives of over 23,000 men and their families. There were 40+ camps...More

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The best way is to visit the CCC museum in Hill City- all the South Dakota enrollees are listed in their data base. If you can't visit, call- they are friendly and helpful. You can also search online for SD CCC enrollees... More
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