High Plains Western Heritage Center Museum, Spearfish

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The High Plains Western Heritage Center is a five-state regional heritage museum honoring the Old West pioneers and Native Americans of North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska. Displays encompass western artifacts, art and family histories within five main categories of pioneering: Agriculture, Mining, Transportation, Logging and Native American lore. The cattle and sheep industry, blacksmithing, saddles and rodeo are also on display along with a number of Old West wagons.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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....  more »
  • This is definitely worth a visit as this museum does a marvelous job of displaying all aspects of the high plains western culture from five states. The exhibits are arranged in an interesting and logical manner and the staff is both friendly and knowledgeable. If you come up from the south an added bonus is to take Highway 14A through scenic Spearfish Canyon
  • This museum was a wonderful place with excellent artifacts and good place for middle age kids and adults. We took our young kids 1 3yr old and 2 5yr old boys but they were not yet ready ready for this type of thing . But my husband and my daughter 15 yrs and myself loved this place.

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