The Black Hills are rich in Native American culture, which is celebrated at The Journey Museum and Learning Center through unique art exhibits.

The Sioux Indian Museum is located inside The Journey Museum and Learning Center. It is governed by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, an agency within the U.S. Department of Interior.

Lakotas were the first peoples who inhabited this area. These Native American art exhibits provide the public with an introduction to Native American culture and artistry, both traditional and contemporary.  The collection is composed of materials of high aesthetic quality and includes numerous items of rare historic value acquired from notable Lakota individuals, artists, and artisans. 

Today’s Lakota artwork incorporates a diversity of Native and trade materials including glass beadwork, porcupine quillwork, hide painting, feather working, wood and pipestone carving and metalworking.  These mediums, as well as some of the traditional forms—decorated garments, ceremonial regalia, personal adornment, and containers such as bags and parfleches—were all developed by Lakotas during the nomadic hunting days of the early 1800s. 

Many of the distinctive tribal styles and lavish surface embellishment in beadwork and quillwork were developed during the early reservation days of the late nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth century.  Included in the collection of contemporary Native American arts and crafts is work by the late Oscar Howe, Herman Red Elk, Robert Penn, Sophie New Holy, Emil and Alice (New Holy) Blue Legs, Nellie Menard, and many more.  In addition to the Permanent Exhibits, the museum features a series of rotating promotional exhibits featuring contemporary American Indian artists and craftspeople. 

The Journey Museum and Learning Center regularly adds new events, exhibits, and features to the expansive museum, covering American history, Black Hills history, and Native American culture.

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The Journey Museum is currently in Winter Hours:

Winter Hours

(October 1st – April 30th)
10 AM – 5 PM Monday through Saturday
1 PM – 5 PM Sundays

Summer Hours

(May 1st – September 30th)
9 AM – 6 PM Monday through Saturday
11 AM – 5 PM Sundays


All individual admissions are good for two days with receipt.

Museum General Admission:

Adults (ages 18+) $10
Seniors (ages 62+) $8
Students (ages 6 – 17) $7
Children 5 & under FREE with family

Groups (10+ people):

$7 per person

Tour guides available. Please call (605) 394-6923 one week prior to visit to schedule.

Education Groups (12+ students):

$3 per student (all students 18 and under)
$5 College Students

Chaperones are requested. Special pricing will be extended to adult chaperones.

Tour guides available. Please call (605) 394-6923 one week prior to visit to schedule.