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Tri-State Museum

415 5th Ave, Belle Fourche, SD 57717-1435
+1 605-723-1200
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While there was a lot of information regarding the early history of the area. The staff did not... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Burnsville, Minnesota
A wonderful Surprise

We stopped at the center of the nation monument and found this museum next door. It is full or... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
Petaluma, California
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Explore our warm and friendly little museum, featuring the history of cowboys, rodeo, pioneers, mercantile, and military. Also learn about the area's dinosaurs, archaeology and geology. Pick up a great souvenir or gift at our gift shop. Bring the kids! They will love the western activity table, dress-up trunk and discovery boxes. Our Visitor Center is well stocked with maps, travel guides and travel information.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
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415 5th Ave, Belle Fourche, SD 57717-1435
+1 605-723-1200
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

While there was a lot of information regarding the early history of the area. The staff did not seem to know a lot about the area. There were some great books in their book store.Would be a great stop for families with children.

Thank lottiesnana1
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped at the center of the nation monument and found this museum next door. It is full or wonderful exhibits and has a surprisingly large amount of items. Well displayed and viewable. The museum only asks for a donation - an added bonus in...More

Thank troublekatze
Reviewed 6 August 2017

There was really nothing exceptional to see here. It was clean and well maintained. The gentleman manning the reception desk acted as if I wasn't there (not an uncommon experience as an over-weight woman) while subsequently fawning over other visitors who entered. If you're stopping...More

Thank Candy P
Reviewed 24 June 2017

There is not much to see in Bell Fourche, but if you are going to see anything stop here! Upon entering the visitors center we were greeted with a huge collection of everything western! The museum is free, with a suggested donation of $5. There...More

Thank Kellie H
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

What a fun museum with so much to offer...for FREE (donations accepted!) Who knew little Belle Fourche had so much history and had so many industries that had developed around it. My husband and I really enjoyed looking around at the artifacts/antiques/information. I think it...More

Thank JoyousGirl91
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed this museum with its historic exhibits. It was well displayed and not cluttered. Even though we are not from the area it was nice to see the antiques from past generations,

Thank Joan42469
Reviewed 1 November 2016

You should definitely go to the center of the country monument and while they are at why not stop by the museum which is right next to the monument? It's a nice collection of 19th-century items and clothing worn by cowboys and cowgirls. Not real...More

Thank francetravel
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Wonderful museum. Well kept up with many exhibits to view. Something for everyone. Amazing variety in the many exhibits. Very enjoyable.

Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were looking for the center of the US and found it at this museum. It is located on the grounds of the museum down by the creek. The monument was very nice. All the state flags were there. Beautifully kept. The museum and other...More

Thank janelle h
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Wonderful museum. There was so much to see and so well cared for. The staff was wonderful and happy to answer all questions.

Thank JulieViborgUSA
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