There are more museums in Sturgis than one would initially expect of such a small town. The Sturgis area is rich in Native American culture and post-Civil War American culture. The Black Hills gold rush brought many changes to the region including the establishment of a permanent cavalry fort at Fort Meade in Sturgis. In the 1900’s through today Sturgis has developed a world famous motorcycle culture.
Learn more about the history and culture of the Northern Plains Indians at the Bear Butte Education Center at Bear Butte State Park. The park is located just east of Sturgis on Highway 79. Learn more.
The Old Fort Meade Museum, located at Fort Meade on the eastern edge of Sturgis, details the history of the Cavalry and gold rush era.
Slightly more modern, the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame is a window into the history of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and motorcycles in Sturgis. The Motorcycle Museum is conveniently located downtown on the corner of Main St. and Junction Ave. Learn more.