Black Hills History & Museums: National Woodcarving Museum, South Dakota

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National Museum of Woodcarving

The National Museum of Woodcarving, located in Custer, SD, is one of the most unique museums in the world. NOTE: THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOODCARVING HAS CLOSED PERMANENTLY.

  • The National Museum of Wood Carving is located 2 miles west of Custer, SD on Highway 16.
  • This is a unique museum filled with art pieces of wood carving from artists all over the world.
  • Admission prices are - Adult $9.99, Senior $9.49 and Children (5-14) $7.49.


This is the place where you can witness ordinary pieces of wood come alive. The gallery section of the museum houses a plethora of art pieces from woodcarvers across the U.S. There is also a gift shop so that you can take home your favorite woodcarving. If you have a little extra time, make sure to check out woodcarving classes offered at the museum. You can also schedule a woodcarving session with a professional woodcarver.


Located 2 miles west of Custer, SD on Highway 16

National Museum of Wood Carving
Hwy 16 West
Custer, South Dakota


May 1st through Sept. 8th, 2015

  • May through Memorial Weekend, 9am to 5pm daily
  • Memorial Day through Labor Day, 9am to 7pm daily
  • Labor Day to Close, 9am to 5pm daily


  • Adult Admission $9.99
  • Senior Admission $9.49
  • Child (5-14) $7.49
  • Under 5 free
  • Group Rates - Available for groups of 20 or more