Nestled in the beautiful Black Hills, minutes away from Rapid City is the SD Air & Space Museum. Follow these simple directions as you plan your visit and start your adventure at the SD Air and Space Museum or feel free to contact us with any questions.
Do you want to plan a visit to the SD Air and Space Museum and experience the one of the top things to do in the Black Hills, but still have a few questions? Check out our FAQs to find the answers you need and contact us with any other questions or for more information.
Do I need a military ID or pass to see the museum?
No, the museum hangars and grounds are located next to Ellsworth Air Force Base, but not on it.
The bus tour though, does take place on Ellsworth Air Force Base, and due to security requirements set by the United States government and U.S. Air Force, bus tour guests must show a driver’s license, Military ID, state issued ID or passport that is compliant with the Real ID Act passed by Congress. Unfortunately, due to the security restrictions established by the Department of Defense, the tour of the base is only available to U.S. citizens and resident aliens. Information on the Real ID Act and state compliance is available on the Department of Homeland Security's website.
What is the cost to enter the museum?
Museum Admission is FREE.
Bus tours are $10.00 for adults, $7.00 for children 11-17 yrs, and $5.00 5-10 yrs. Groups of 10 or more are $7.00 each. Children 4 and under are FREE.
Where is the museum located?
The museum is located approximately 7 miles east of Rapid City on Interstate I-90, just outside the main gate to Ellsworth Air Force Base.
I-90 eastbound traffic use Exit 67B and follow the signs to the museum.
I-90 westbound traffic use Exit 67 and follow the signs to the museum.
2890 Rushmore Rd. Ellsworth AFB, SD 57706
If you have any other questions, please contact us today and we will help you plan your visit to the SD Air & Space Museum!