Learn about the rich history of South Dakota.
The South Dakota State Historical Society Museum wants its visitors to gain an appreciation of the heritage and history of the state through its exhibits, collections, and programs. People have lived incredible and adventurous lives throughout history. Those who visit here will discover the people that have shaped South Dakota, such as the homesteaders, past leaders, and the builders of its communities. See the exhibits displaying how women settled in the west and what it was like back then.
The museum has amazing displays, hosts events throughout the year, and has projects for kids to enjoy. There are many interactive displays that kids and adults can learn from, and they have the original Verendrye plate plus many other unique pieces of history to view. The building is mostly underground and is unique. It is located on a hill that overlooks the city, so the views are fantastic!