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Historic Towns and Sites

Ride through History

With a rich history of Native Americans, pioneers and prospectors for the Gold Rush, the Black Hills have many historic towns and sites to offer while you are visiting Sturgis and the Rally.

The whole town of Deadwood is a National Historic Landmark and full of rich history and legends.  There are museums, cemeteries, historic houses, hotels, restaurants, saloons, railroads, mining and more.

Spokane Black Hills Ghost Town
Now a Black Hills ghost town, Spokane was founded in 1890 to extract precious gold, the mine proved richer in silver, copper, zinc, mica and graphite

Galena Ghost Town
Galena is another of the little boom towns that sprang up during the 1876 gold rush.

Buffalo Gap
A very old western South Dakota town, Buffalo Gap was founded in 1877

Meeker Ranch – Custer, SD 
This historic site has picturesque ranch buildings and surrounding meadows.

Prairie Homestead – 21070 Hwy 240 Philip, SD
Journey into the visual memories of what life was like during the homestead days at the Prairie Homestead.