Tri-State Museum, Belle Fourche, SD

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Tri-State Museum, Belle Fourche, SD


September 6, 2014

The BADGER SETT BAND will present the MUSIC OF BADGER CLARK for our first Saturday Brunch, September 6, 2014. Badger Clark was South Dakota’s first Poet Laureate and lived at Custer State Park for 30 years. This group consists of bluegrass musicians telling stories and poetry thru music. Brunch is served at 10 am and  is free to our Friends of the Museum, $5 for non-members. The free program starts at 10:30 am.

Friday,September 19, 2014

The Visitor Center and Tri-State Museum will host the “Mainly Marathons” group on the Bike Path behind the Center. Hundreds of runners from across the country will be participating in this “5 Days-5 States” race. South and North Dakota, Wyoming, Montana and Nebraska are the 5 states that comprise this marathon. For more information call us, or go to
The Center of the Nation Visitor Center Fall hours: M-Sat. 9-5pm, closed Sundays.

415 5th Avenue
Call for more info 723-1200


The Tri-State Museum is a 4,000 square foot, city-owned and operated, historical museum based out of beautiful Belle Fourche, South Dakota. The museum is located on US-85 in the Northern Black Hills. We are a short drive to major attractions such as Deadwood, Rapid City, Spearfish Canyon, Rocky Point State Park/Orman Dam, Devils Tower, and Mt. Rushmore.

Our museum focuses on the early pioneer, rodeo, and old west history of the Tri-State region of Western South Dakota, Eastern Wyoming and Southeast Montana. The museum houses over 5,000 artifacts, rodeo memorabilia, historical records, antiques, collectibles, fossils, and other items. These include the original 1876 Johnny Spaulding Cabin, artifacts from the early cattle days, artifacts from the Belle Fourche Roundup Rodeo (largest rodeo in South Dakota), and much, much more.

We work closely with the South Dakota State Historical Society, The Adam's Museum and other local organizations such as The Butte County Historical Society, Questers, Lions Club, Golden Hills Antique Club, Northern Hills Retired Teachers, and others.

The museum is very active in the region, helping to promote and host many local activities, educational programs and special events.



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