Tri-State Museum, Belle Fourche, SD

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Tri-State Museum, Belle Fourche, SD



February15, 2015
Family Fun Day is “Marvelous Maps”


The Tri-State Museum and Center of the Nation Visitor Center continues its newly created family programming with a Sunday, February 15th  Family Fun Day entitled “Marvelous Maps.”

The day will include the short film “Map Skills for Children,” and a drawing for the children’s book “Maps and Globes.” There will also be a presentation that will include a visit to the largest compass rose in South Dakota: the Center of the Nation monument just outside the museum.

The craft activity for the day will be to create a pirate treasure map. All children will receive a free take-home packet of puzzles, games and info about maps and cartography.

Cost for attending the Family Fun Day is $2 per person or is free for those with museum membership. Reservations are strongly suggested and can be made by calling 723-1200. For more information about this and upcoming Family Fun Days, please call Director Kristi Thielen at 723-1200.

Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center adds children’s dress-up trunk for interactive play

Belle Fourche, SD – The Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center now offers a trunk of period-style clothing for child visitors to try on. The trunk includes prairie dresses, skirts and blouses for girls; vests, shirts and knickers for boys. There are also several hats.  Items in the trunk will be changed every few months to provide variety.

The dress-up trunk is being added as a way to provide more hands-on experiences for young visitors to the Tri-State Museum. For further information about the trunk and other programming and events at the museum, please contact director Kristi Thielen at 605-723-1200.

The public is invited to stop in at the museum on Friday to see the display; the museum’s hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. For further information about this and upcoming events at the Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center, please contact Director Kristi Thielen at 605-723-1200.

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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