The South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center

900 Governors Dr.
Pierre, SD 57501-2217- Map It
(605) 773-3458

AAA Editor Notes

The South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center, 900 Governors Dr., is on the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail. Interpretive hands-on exhibits pertaining to South Dakota's pioneer, Native American and 20th-century history occupy the earth-covered building, which has an innovative design. Permanent displays include the Verendrye Plate, a lead plate left behind by a 1743 French expedition; an original Jefferson Peace Medal; a mining sluice; a sod house; a general store; and a model cow that can be hand-milked.
$4; $3 (ages 60+); free (ages 0-17 and to all first Sun. of the month).
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9-6:30, Sun. and most holidays 1-4:30, Memorial Day-Labor Day; Mon.-Sat. 9-4:30, Sun. and most holidays 1-4:30, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.