Dakota Sunset Museum

205 W. Commercial Ave.
Gettysburg, SD 57442- Map It
(605) 765-9480

AAA Editor Notes

Dakota Sunset Museum is at 205 W. Commercial Ave. The museum's highlight is Medicine Rock, originally located on a hill near the Missouri River. Considered sacred to the Lakota people, the 40-ton boulder has imprints of human footprints, a handprint and several animal tracks. A mural painted by a Lakota artist interprets the rock's significance to Native Americans. Exhibits include a Civil War display honoring the 200 veterans who settled the county, a Native American display, early 1900s furniture, a mounted game collection, an antique barbershop, a country schoolhouse, a small barn and a blacksmith shop. Some 15,000 obituaries are on file for research. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 1-5, June-Aug.; Tues.-Sat. 1-5, rest of year.