Sturgis Motorcycle Museum

Black Hills

This small hall-of-fame-style museum packs in a surprising number of bikes, including vintage and rare models. Its Hall of Fame honors luminaries in the world of hogs.

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1. Days of '76 Museum

10.45 MILES

Tells the story of the Days of '76 celebration, an annual tradition honoring the town's inception in 1876. There's Native American artifacts, gun displays…

2. Mt Moriah Cemetery


Calamity Jane (born Martha Jane Burke; 1852–1903) and Wild Bill Hickok (1837–76) rest side by side up on Boot Hill at this very steep cemetery. Pick up…

3. Main Street Shootouts

11.22 MILES

Actors reenact famous shootouts on Main St, including the 1877 saloon fight between Tom Smith and David Lunt (who lived for 67 days relatively unbothered…

4. Adams Museum

11.25 MILES

Recently revitalized, this museum does an excellent job of capturing the town's colorful past. There's also a small store with books on the region.

5. Trial of Jack McCall Reenactment

11.36 MILES

The trial of Jack McCall, shooter of Wild Bill Hickok, is reenacted with audience participation at 8pm. In this trial he's found innocent, though he later…

6. Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center

13.35 MILES

Gape at the 1250ft-deep Homestake Gold Mine to see what open-pit mining can do to a mountain. Nearby are the mine's shafts, which plunge more than 1.5…

7. Journey Museum & Learning Center

26.85 MILES

This impressive downtown facility is four museums in one, looking at the history of the region from prehistoric times until today. Collections come from…

8. Statues of Presidents

26.89 MILES

From a shifty-eyed Nixon in repose to a triumphant Harry Truman, lifelike statues dot corners throughout the center of Rapid City. Collect all 42. Maps…