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Pioneer Museum

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Awesome local museum! Something of interest to everyone!

Having been raised in Hot Springs there were many memories triggered. Great place to spend half... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2018
Ralph K
The Black Hills, South Dakota
"Where the past is present"

Maybe you've been to a museum like this, but we hadn't. What a treat. The Fall River Pioneer Museum... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2018
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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300 N Chicago St, Hot Springs, SD 57747-1657
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

Having been raised in Hot Springs there were many memories triggered. Great place to spend half the day!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ralph K
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Maybe you've been to a museum like this, but we hadn't. What a treat. The Fall River Pioneer Museum in Hot Springs, South Dakota, is a treasure trove of western memorabilia. Located at 300 North Chicago Street, on top of a hill in the center...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed July 25, 2018

The Pioneer Musem is housed in an old school house built of local sandstone from the 1890's. The collection is quite extensive and very organized. I have been to many small town museums and I rate this one excellant. I highly recommend stopping in on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Cynthia_Crew
Reviewed July 22, 2018

My kids saw a sign for this and begged to go, I reluctantly agreed and now I'm so glad they suggested it. This museum has SO much historical stuff and a huge variety. My kids were given scavenger hunts to complete and they loved it!...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank diaq
Reviewed June 23, 2018

What a nice surprise. The building in divided into rooms covering different subjects. Kitchens, General store, clothes, medicine etc.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank ct782
Reviewed April 30, 2018

This is a very interesting museum for a small town. They are trying hard to update their displays and to give the visitor more information, as well as to connect the displays to the region. The old schoolhouse in which it is housed is very...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Chileice
Reviewed October 17, 2017

Went here anyway even if closed. It has a great view of the city. There were still several items to see outside. Better if we would have been able to go inside. Check your dates for a visit.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Steven H
Reviewed October 14, 2017

I love visiting and learning at museums. There are 3 levels and a few things that I had not seen at other places. Good view from the windows too.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank RuM15
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

This place is in an old 4 story schoolhouse. Packed with cool things!!! Definitely a must see! From super old washing machines, stoves to surgical equipment and kitchen gadgets and school things...old toys, furniture. Awesome museum!

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank dmullet
Reviewed August 15, 2017

Not only is there a great collection of pioneer artifacts and furniture, but the view from the hill side is also impressive. You can't miss this place.

Date of experience: August 2017
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