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High Plains Western Heritage Center

I-90, Exit 14 825 Heritage Drive
605- 642-9378


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.  Western Artifacts, Western Art, Live Animals and Family History Displays are used as a determinant of Historical Events.

 In the mid 1970's, area ranchers were concerned that the story of settlement in High Plains Region would not be preserved.  Two ranchers, Harry Blair and Edgar (Slim) Gardner, are considered Founders of the High Plains Heritage Society d/b/a High Plains Western Heritage Center, a Non-profit Organization. 

 Through Donations and Fundraising efforts, monies were accrued to Purchase Land and start Building the Structure.  On September 1, 1989, a Grand Opening Ceremony took place.

Six categories of High Plains History were chosen to be honored:  Pioneering, Cattle & Sheep Ranching, Rodeo, Transportation, American Indians, and Mining.

 Today, the Center provides over 20,000 sq. ft. of Presentation featuring a wide range of Western Artifacts.  The Center has a spacious Theatre complete with state-of-the-art Sound System.  The Transportation Room features a Concord Stagecoach, Chuckwagon, "Tally Ho" Wagon, Buggies, and Sleighs.  Outside Displays include a furnished One-Room Schoolhouse, Homestead Log Cabin and Antique Farm & Ranch Equipment.


Mike Madler

Saturday, July 14, 2018
Excellent. Great place to spend an hour or a day. Lots of history and interesting items. Great dinner and musical. Highly recommend it.

Isaac Stewart

Thursday, July 26, 2018
Went to see Gordy and Dalyce in their American Cowboy show. Tremendous museum and a great musical show of excellent music and humor. Must see!

donya talley

Monday, July 16, 2018
Very informative and has a lot of history. Check them out

Bryant Michael

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018
Surrounded by a gorgeous Mountain View , it's like a tiny piece out of time- windmill and out house included...

Phillip Rivas

Sunday, July 15, 2018
Interesting place. Lots of cowboy history!!!!!

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