Welcome to the HPWHC

Spearfish, South Dakota

Opened in 1989, the High Plains Western Heritage Center features a 5-State Regional Museum founded to honor the Old West Pioneers and American Indians of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming and Montana.

The Black Hills are rich with history. It is a region that was at the unique intersection of nearly every culture and economic circumstance that shaped the American West. The Center was founded to preserve this past, inform the present and interact with our visitors through our extensive collections, archives and live events.

New at the High Plains

Just opening. A display of artifacts from the site of historic Ft. Sully northwest of Pierre. Also on display are native American potsherds unearthed from near the fort site. The items are currently on display in our Early Pioneers Room. More items will be coming. READ MORE



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