The High Plains Western Heritage Center (825 Heritage Dr., 605/642-9378, www.westernheritagecenter.com , Nov.–Mar. daily 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Apr.–Oct. daily 9 a.m.–5 p.m., adult $7, child $3, senior $5) opened in 1989. The mission of the museum is to preserve the history of the early pioneers in the five states of South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, and Nebraska.
Displays in the museum include a fully stocked blacksmith shop and saddlery. Western artifacts include one of the original Cheyenne to Deadwood  stagecoaches, photographs from early rodeos in the region, and artifacts from the agricultural and timber industries. A small bookstore and gift shop are on-site.
Outside displays include live longhorn cattle and buffalo, a fully furnished log cabin, a rural schoolhouse, and antique farm equipment. When the facility was built, a 200-seat theater complex was included. Several times a year, concerts and other special programs are presented at the center. Call for information about performances during the time of your visit.