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We all are South Dakotans; but not all of us are rodeo cowboys or deer hunters! Life is nicely rounded out by a surprisingly diverse venue of fine arts: museums, galleries, symphonies, rock concerts, sculpture, painting, quilting, handicrafts, festivals, and local history and heritage. Think about it, the two largest sculptures in the world — Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial — are right here in our back yard! So you can bet that we've plenty of "little" statues, too.

Theater & Performing Arts

Live, intimate performances abound in many venues throughout the Black Hills. The area offers an amazing diversity of performing arts programs year-round, with many appropriate for the entire family.


Take a trip through time at one of the many Black Hills museums.  From the Wild West to Native culture, our museums will paint an accurate picture of the days past.

The Journey Museum

(605) 394-6923
222 New York Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

Your journey in the Black Hills starts here. 4 great collections for 1 low price. Learn & play all day, experience interactive displays & exhibits, plus special theater presentations daily. You will begin at the dawn of time & travel through the universe. Conveniently located in downtown Rapid City.


Public Sculptures

This is a place of big-time dreamers and do-ers and the inspired works of them. The world’s two largest sculptures are just 13 miles apart in the Black Hills: Mount Rushmore National Memorial & Crazy Horse Memorial. In addition to the mountain carvings, you will find other many other sculptures throughout the Black Hills; by acclaimed local artists and world-renown ones.

Art & Galleries

The Black Hills have some pretty monumental works of art in Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial but they aren't the only bold expressions one will find here. The spirit of the region inspires many and beautiful works can be found throughout the Black Hills.