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South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum

Inspiring a passion for the diverse history, culture, and science of agriculture in South Dakota.

2019 Tourism Extra Mile Award

Award plaque

On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, we were awarded the Tourism Extra Mile Award from from the Convention and Visitor Bureau of Brookings! This award is for organizations or individuals who go the "extra mile," to generate visitors and advance the tourism industry.

Who are we?

The South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum is the official state museum that collects, preserves and interprets the history of agriculture in South Dakota. The museum collection contains the following items:  approximately 3,500 agricultural and mechanical tools and equipment; 1,500 items classified as building furnishings, personal and recreational items; 8,300 communications and documentary items, such as maps, prints and agricultural business advertising; over 70,000 photographs of farms, ranches, small towns, 4-H and Cooperative Extension Services; and approximately 72 cubic feet of machinery operator’s manuals, parts, lists, and sales literature.

The museum offers a variety of programs including book signings, exhibit openings, and lecture series. Group tours are available – reservations are required.  Special members events are scheduled throughout the year.

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South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum

977 11th Street SDSU Box 601

Brookings, SD 57007



Free Admission!


Monday - Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM

Sunday 1 PM – 5 PM

Winter Hours: Closed Sundays January – March

Closed State Holidays