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High Plains Heritage Center Museum

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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We spent an afternoon here - there is so much to see and read. Great history of the area and the... read more

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Stella M
Trip to the lives of the early settlers

Trip back in time to the lives of the early settlers. Displays of stagecoaches and covered wagons... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Features a 5-State Regional Museum founded to honor the Old West Pioneers and American Indians of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming and Montana. Western Artifacts, Western Art, Live Animals and Family History Displays are used as a...more
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825 Heritage Dr, Spearfish, SD 57783-9103
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Reviewed yesterday

We spent an afternoon here - there is so much to see and read. Great history of the area and the pioneers and cowboys. Wonderful displays.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Stella M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Trip back in time to the lives of the early settlers. Displays of stagecoaches and covered wagons, blacksmiths workshop, taxidermy animals, saddles and outdoor exhibits and animals too. We were with Road Scholar group and got to see an excellent live production about the contributions...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 2, 2019

I’ve been to a number of "Western" museums but felt this museum offered new things to see. It presented a history of this part of the country, which is different from other parts of the U.S. And you can’t beat the view of 3 states...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

If you like museums and western history, I recommend you see the High Plains Heritage Museum. They have a wonderful gift shop also.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 24, 2019 via mobile

Great Show! The History of the American Cowboy is a great Show put on by Dalyce and Gordy. Appropriate for the whole family. Very entertaining! The pre show dinner was very good also!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank SouthDakotaTraveler
Reviewed July 18, 2019

You must visit this museum if any where close to Spearfish. The amount of artifacts, from wedding dresses to mounted animals, it is amazing. The quality of historic items is impressive. The stage coaches, the rooms of different types of history is so unique. Please...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 9, 2019

The museum is awesome. Allow plenty of time to see it all. The supper was excellent, and the comedy show that followed was very fun with audience involvement. We would highly recommend seeing Gordy & Dalyce. They put on a very entertaining show!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jim A
Reviewed July 8, 2019

I like this place and because it's very informational and it's a good place to visit and it has a film and it has a lot of history to it.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Kevin A
Reviewed June 24, 2019

While the museum is full of many fine items (Tom Selleck's chaps, a real chuckwagon, a sheepherder's wagon as well, lots of saddles, many Native American artifacts), the displays are, well, right of the Victorian era. Everything is just piled up and labeled with no...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Bonnie D
Reviewed May 25, 2019

This place has everything we needed in order to get the right feel for the western plains and the Black Hills. The Museum is chock full of things of interest. Would definately recommend you find a volunteer guide to help explain the more interesting stories...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Kathy M
October 2, 2018|
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Response from 940lorettac | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure about October, but I know they are having a Christmas program. Not at the museum though. I think it is at a hotel in Spearfish. Check their website for further info.
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