The Museum explores the social, political, and cultural history of South Dakota and Dakota Territory. The 15,000-square-foot museum gallery features:
• artifacts from the Museum Collection
• historic photographs from the State Archives
• full-scale dioramas
• interactive displays
The Museum features The South Dakota Experience, three museum galleries that illustrate the history of the state from its earliest inhabitants to present day. Discover the rich culture of the Dakota, Lakota and Nakota Indian tribes. Experience the stories of the explorers, trappers, settlers, miners, and statesmen who helped establish South Dakota. Examine the changes and challenges that South Dakotans experienced in the 20th century.
The new exhibit Furniture: The Fancy & The Functional is now open in the Marvis T. and Florence Brown Hogen Gallery.
900 Governors Dr.
Pierre, SD 57501