Dakota Sunset Museum

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

AAA Editor Notes

Dakota Sunset Museum is at 205 W. Commercial Ave. The museum's highlight is the 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 big game collection, an antique barbershop, a country schoolhouse, a small barn and a blacksmith shop. An 1862 cannon and carriage, on loan from the National Park Service in Gettysburg, Penn., also are on display. Some 15,000 obituaries are on file for research.
Donations.
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 1-5, June-Aug.; Tues.-Sat. 1-5, rest of year. Allow 1 hour minimum.