47135 260th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57107
phone: 605-339-1203
Monday - Tuesdayclosed
Wednesday - Friday9 AM - 4 PM
Sunday, Saturday12 PM - 4 PM
hours tbd: Please call before visiting.

We welcome you to visit the Center located at the main entrance of the Ranch. The Center is free and open to the public! Tour buses are welcome by scheduling in advance.

Call: 605-339-1203, extension: #400. The entrance is on north Marion Road off of I-90 (exit 395) and has easy bus turnaround.

Free. Donations Accepted.
Museum Type(s)
Gift Shop
Group Tours
Cindy Bahe, Visitor Center Coordinator
phone: 605-339-1203
Christy Menning, Development Director
phone: 605-339-1203
Tonya Van Briesen, Asst. Director of Development
phone: 605-339-1203
Dustin Brouwer, Asst. Director of Development


The new Robert L. Nielsen Visitor Center is now open! Museum * Event Center * Gift Shop

We provide historical presentations about non-profit McCrossan’s Boys Ranch that reaches out to troubled boys who have experienced conflict in their lives.


Providing New Hope for a Better Life.


For more than 64 years, McCrossan Boys Ranch has changed the lives of many young boys. It is our goal to continue providing New Hope for a Better Life for many, many years to come.

Artifacts Collections

  • Life-size statue of a draft horse - stands 18 hands-tall
  • Actual 1976 U.S. Bicentennial Wagon
  • Historical timeline mural from 1942 to present
  • Interactive fun facts about our farm animals
  • Highlighted stories of past residents
  • McCrossan’s Steinway baby grand piano
  • Bernard and Melinda McCrossan’s vision/donation story
  • Equine Assistance Psychotherapy facts
  • Historical presentations about McCrossan’s Boys Ranch
  • Interactive videos
  • Nature trails coming soon!
  • and, photos, articles, archives and more ...

Educational Programs

We provide historical presentations to various groups.


The Visitor Center also holds an event center which can be rented for meetings, small conferences and gatherings.

Meeting room seats 100 people.


Access: Students, Staff Only

Appointment required: No


We have different publications going out many times throughout the year:

  • McCrossan Courier
  • McCrossan Update
  • McCrossan fundraiser


One level visitor center/museum complies with the ADA

Wheelchair Accessible





Tours of the campus include the museum and barn with draft horses, cows, donkeys, goats, llamas and chickens. Campus Tours are available every Thursday at 2:30 pm for the general public. Tours or visits outside of business hours are available by calling at least 7 days prior to your visit.

Gift Shop

Gift shop featuring McCrossan logo products and other locally-made products, snacks and beverages. For example, you’ll find several McCrossan logo items here such as t-shirts in various colors, logo caps and coffee mugs. We have signed prints of John Green’s painting “Hope Lives” which depicts a McCrossan staff and boy on a plow behind draft horses, as well as other various on-site scenes. There are also cookbooks, card sets, iron signs, printed bandannas and western ornaments. New items created by the McCrossan boys and local artisans coming soon!

Meeting and event room

Meeting room for presentations and catered meals.

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Gift Shop

Group Tours