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Museums in South Dakota

Music MuseumSouth Dakota has dozens of museums, so there's sure to be something for nearly every member of the family.

A musician's dream comes true at the National Music Museum in Vermillion. It's filled with musical treasures, more than 10,000 instruments, from diverse cultures and numerous eras.

Enjoy the artistic heritage of South Dakota at the South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings. South Dakota's pioneer roots are immortalized in Harvey Dunn's depictions of sod homes and wind-swept prairies, while beautiful pieces crafted by 19th-and 20th-century America Indian artists showcase the state's artistic diversity.

The Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre depicts South Dakota's history in life-sized displays including a Lakota tipi and a sod house.

The Journey Museum in Rapid City brings together prehistoric and historic displays to tell the story of the Great Plains from the perspective of the Lakota people to the pioneers who shaped its past to the scientists who study it now.

For a more complete listing of South Dakota museums, take a look at the Travel Directory.