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Center of the Nation Monument

415 5th Ave, Belle Fourche, SD 57717-1435
+1 605-723-1200
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A nice spot for a quick photo opportunity

While the *real* geographic center of the nation is about 20 miles north (you can go there too if... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Green Bay
Helpful center near the center

While not the actual center of the nation, they will give you directions to the spot a few miles... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Erika K
Berwick, Pennsylvania
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The monument behind the visitor center is open 24/7. It is in a park setting and always available for viewing and photos. The Center of the Nation Visitor Center's summer hours are 9am to 5pm Monday through Saturday and 1pm to 4pm on Sunday.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average23%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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415 5th Ave, Belle Fourche, SD 57717-1435
+1 605-723-1200
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Reviewed 2 days ago

While the *real* geographic center of the nation is about 20 miles north (you can go there too if you like; it is in the middle of a field north of town), this is a very nice monument in the closest city. The 50 flags...More

1  Thank enstrim
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

While not the actual center of the nation, they will give you directions to the spot a few miles away in the middle of a farm field. The staff at the center was very helpful. If you go to the actual center, bring muck boots...More

1  Thank Erika K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Poor Belle Fourche, it used to be the centre and it got moved a few milesaway. But neverymind, stop buy and stroll through the parkland abutting the river, visit the Visitors Centre and enjoy the peace and quiet. It is a lovely spot. The Visitors...More

Thank bryonia2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped here for the Pokegym. It is very difficult for the GPS to localize, and your avatar tends to wander around. Nonetheless, there is a nice little museum here with a marker outside that notes you are now 'close' to what is officially considered...More

Thank Candy P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I give this three stars only because it is not the true center of the U.S. which is about eight miles away on private land. The monument is very nice and you can stand on it to have your picture taken. The settler's cabin/museum was...More

Thank Lindatravelslots
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way to Devil's Tower. It has an interesting little museum and isn't far off the highway. Everyone was very nice and we took a lot of pictures. Worth the stop.

Thank TripVbarS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here before but my friend who was visiting from LA saw the sign for it on our way to Devils Tower so we decided to check it out on our way back. The monument is impressive, and I loved all the history...More

Thank BrendaLV
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

The visit was short, but the museum was nice with a lot of cowboy memorabilia. The center is nice touch and was a good photo op. It doesn't take a lot of time, and it was a good break to take on our driving tour.

Thank Mandi D
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Give it a stop - I mean really, how many people can say they've been to the geo-center of the US? It's worth the pictures and the memories. Figure out your schedule and go.

Thank Swimfins
Reviewed 27 June 2017

On the advice of a friend to visit here, we did and it is a great place. Only small and probably not on too many top lists, but it is well worth a visit. The monument is a good photo opportunity and the attached museum...More

Thank Perry W
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