The museum is open year-round with all things railroad for visitors that want to understand our history and how trains and railroads helped us grow as a nation.
The South Dakota State Railroad Museum is a fairly small museum but don't let the size detour you! The museum is packed with relevant pieces that help visitors see the timeline of the railroad and the positive changes that having the railroad in the region has made over the years. The admission rate is $5 and children's admission is free. There is a great model train table with a surrounding town. The museum has some antique railroad dishes, railroad tools, railroad lanterns, typewriters, models, railroad paper records, and movie clips. The museum opened in 1994 for the region's railroad history preservation and for visitor education of its history. The South Dakota State Railroad Museum focuses on the railroad companies that have served South Dakota from 1872 to the present day.