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Civilian Conservation Corps Museum
The Civilian Conservation Corps Museum of South Dakota honors the men who thinned trees, fought forest fires, built rock bridges and structures, planted trees, constructed fire trails, worked on soil conservation projects, built dams, pigtail bridges and helped frame the beauty of South Dakota –all for one dollar a day. Under a bill passed by Congress and signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the CCC program existed nationwide from March 31, 1933 through June 30, 1942, during the Great Depression when no jobs were available. Families needed food and these men were willing workers who received housing, medical care, food and on-the-job training. The museum features a video of the history, artifacts, photos and printed roster of the men who worked in the CCC in SD, including many from North Dakota, Nebraska and other states. The museum is located inside the Hill City Visitor Center/Chamber of Commerce building at 23935 Hwy 385 just east of Hill City. Admission is by generous donation.
Museum @ Black Hills Institute; Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, Inc.
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute invites you to travel back in time and discover prehistoric beasts of all sizes. The museum is home to “STAN”, the 2nd largest and 2nd most complete T. Rex skeleton ever found. View extensive collection of other dinosaurs, marine fossils, minerals, meteorites and more.
Museum featuring regional dinosaurs, ammonites, and mammal fossils, other world-wide fossils, mineral and meteorites.
BHIGR supplies museum display pieces worldwide. We also specialize in custom preparation and fossil skeleton mounting services.
One of Hill City's treasures! A must-see and stop during your visit!
For more information visit our website: bhigr.com
South Dakota State Railroad Museum
South Dakota’s unique landscapes spawned one of the most unusual and complex railroad histories in our nation. A history that helped define us as a people and as a state.
The Museum provides visitors with the unique story of railroading through displays, interactive exhibits, an operating HO train layout, and other interactive and educational displays for the entire family. The Museum is conveniently located next to the depot at the 1880 Train in Hill City.
Gypsy Rose Studio & Gallery
James Ann has been in the industry about 20 years and tattooing since 2001. She tattoos by appointment, concentrating mostly on custom work. Her styles range from realistic and portraits to fantasy and Celtic and more. She doesn't do a lot of cover-ups or bio-mechanical, but does encourage people seeking that kind of work to stop by the shop, and she'll be happy to refer to other local artists that specialize in that kind of work. The Gallery will include, local fine art including, photography, jewelry, paintings, prints, and more.
James Ann has had work published in major industry magazines and won awards locally and abroad for both her black & grey and color work. Including Best Tattoo at the Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth in Las Vegas, 2009.
Gypsy Rose was opened in 2006 by James Ann. She has worked hard ever since to establish her studio as a premier shop for custom tattooing & body art with a focus on great work & good experiences for her clients. She values all her clients & strives to make sure they know it. She has tattooed at conventions here in the States and abroad, giving her the opportunity to learn from a wide range of artists and observe many different styles of tattooing.
In addition to tattooing James Ann is also an accomplished photographer and painter, and has paintings and photographs from all over the world on display and for sale in her studio. James Ann enjoys living and working in the Black Hills and all the great riding and good living that comes with it. Her family and friends are definitely a priority in her life and business.
Warrior's Work & Ben West Gallery
A Year - Round Art Gallery on Hill City's Main Street, we feature regional and U.S. painters, sculptors, craftsmen and other artists. In addition to the gallery's innovative leather frame designs, made and found only in Hill City, the gallery sells American-made leather hats and other fine apparel for men and women.
National Presidential Wax Museum
Located in the shadow of Mount Rushmore in the historic town of Keystone, the National Presidential Wax Museum is an impressive highlight on any traveler's itinerary. Featuring the works of world-famous wax artist Katherine Stubergh, the National Presidential Wax Museum features over 100 life size wax sculptures of some of the most iconic figures in American history. We invite you to witness the history of American Democracy from its inception.
Jon Crane Gallery and Custom Framing
For more than 20 years, Jon Crane Gallery & Custom Framing has served as a portal into the Black Hills, and we are proud to host the best "guides" around. Jon leads a pack of artistic visionaries whose work is showcased in the gallery. We begin with his renowned watercolors—depicting rural America and farmhouse scenes—and add a variety of sculpture, hand-built furniture, pottery, and wall art, making the gallery the place to start your artistic trek.