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Center of the Nation Monument

415 5th Ave, Belle Fourche, SD 57717-1435
+1 605-723-1200
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Very Pleasant Stop

This was a "sleeper" attraction. It was very interesting and beautifully landscaped. There is a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Center of the Nation...Almost

If you're looking for things to write home about, this is one of those things. Although not really... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Easton, Pennsylvania
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The monument behind the visitor center is open 24/7. It is in a park setting and always available for viewing and photos. The Center of the Nation Visitor Center's summer hours are 9am to 5pm Monday through Saturday and 1pm to 4pm on Sunday.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average21%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“log cabin” (12 reviews)
“visitor center” (17 reviews)
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415 5th Ave, Belle Fourche, SD 57717-1435
+1 605-723-1200
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a "sleeper" attraction. It was very interesting and beautifully landscaped. There is a nice little museum and an educational reconstructed log cabin. Even though they were setting up for an event that evening, everyone was very polite and welcoming.

Thank Jackie77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for things to write home about, this is one of those things. Although not really located in the center of the nation - supposedly, the "true" center is about 20 miles away in a private field, Belle Fourche saw an opportunity to...More

Thank TheSimpleTraveler
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Went to SD for a week long trip. What a wonderful place to visit. There was so much to see and do. This was one of our stops and very interesting. Cute little cabin to stop and walk through also.

Thank doe410
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We stopped here on the way to Devil's Tower. It was a fun stop and of course we knew the story of the real marker being in a field so we had to take a drive out there too. We went to Belle Fourche to...More

Thank James and Sandr... B
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Had been here once before but told my traveling friend and we stopped again. Actually we were going to go to the quilt store but it was closed but I included this in our trip. It's a nice clean park, with a huge granite compass...More

Thank Pat S
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

This is a no brainier photo stop if you're driving US85 as it is right at the side of the road. Just pop the address into your satnav, and it will take you right there. A plaque tells the story of "the centre", and how...More

Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Bummer...we were on a rushed day. ATVs in the Black Hills, Deadwood tour, Devil’s Tower. Rushed through Devil’s Tower to get to Center OT Nation Monument. Sadly it was closed already. Still neat to walk around the grounds, see the old cabin, and the old...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We made a special trip to see this monument because we thought it was neat to be able to see the geographic center of our country. It seems like it is too far north, but it takes into account Alaska and Hawaii. The actual center...More

Thank Virginia Y
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Yes, it's a bit silly, but we had to go there to get a picture in the center of the nation. We were pleasantly surprised at the beautiful setting. The museum/visitor center contains a lot of history and is well worth stopping in.

Thank gawildcats
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Everything is very well maintained and you can tell that the town takes pride in their Center of the Nation Monument.

Thank Jenn W
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