South Dakota

Discover South Dakota Automotive Museums, Events, and History.

Discover South Dakota Automotive Museums, Events, and History.


South Dakota

South Dakota is an expansive, sparsely populated midwestern U.S. state where rolling prairies give way to the dramatic Black Hills National Forest. Black Hills is home to 2 historical monuments carved right into towering granite peaks: Mt. Rushmore, the iconic depiction of 4 revered U.S. presidents, and Crazy Horse Memorial, a tribute to the storied Native American tribal leader.


Lewis and Clark first came the area that is now South Dakota in 1804 and again in 1806, via the Missouri River. Later, when pioneers settled on this prairie land, lack of water, blizzards and isolation were the largest challenges, and the need for roads was necessary. By 1935, South Dakota had 2,000 miles of hard surfaced roads and 4,000 miles of gravel highways. The Governor appointed ten men, the Courtesy Patrol, to enforce traffic laws and provide roadside assistance. The Patrol was involved in many life-saving efforts but not in highway fatalities. They rescued residents and motorists during a record blizzard in 1949 and blizzards and floods in 1952. Driver’s licenses were first required in 1953.

Sign up for updates

Find Museums By Area

Garage Style Magazine art


AACA Museum, Inc.

AACA Museum, Inc.

AACA Museum, Inc. at Hershey is a professionally staffed, collecting institution presenting semi-permanent and temporary exhibitions. Exhibitions are supported by educational programs for school and community audiences. It sponsors workshops and other activities...

Read More

automotive museum guide

get updates

Sign up to get updates about automotive museums right to your mailbox. Don't miss a thing. It's FREE.

Stay up to Update

Learn about North America's Automotive Museums you can visit.

Translate »