Street Address
12111 Hwy 16
Custer, SD 57730
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 747
Custer, SD 57730
phone: 605-673-4404
e-mail: woodcarv@gwtc.net
web: www.blackhills.com/woodcarving/
Hours
May 1st thru end of October each year. Hours vary from 9 AM to 5 PM pre and post our summer season of Memorial Weekend thru Labor Day when our hours are 9 AM to 7 PM.
Admissions
Adult admission $8.75, senior $8.25, child (5 thru 14 yrs. old) $6.75, under 5 yrs old free. Family Rate $33.50. Group rates available upon request.
Museum Type(s)
Art
Services
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Cafe/Restaurant
Group Tours
Staff
Dale Schaffer, Owner
phone: 605-673-4404
Lois Massa, General Manager
phone: 605-673-4404

Description

A museum of woodcarving, gallery, gift shop, carving studio, theater, and instructional carving plaza

Mission

To elevate the art of woodcarving and expose the public to the many types of woodcarving done in the United State

History

Started in 1972 as Western Woodcarvings, our scope expanded in 1986 to become the National Museum of Woodcarving

Artifacts Collections

Main part of our museum was created by one man, Dr. Harley Niblack, who spent over 70,000 hours creating woodcarvings, many which move and talk. He was an original animator of Disneyland. We also offer woodcarvings from over 70 of the top woodcarvers in the US today.

Educational Programs

We offer woodcarving classes throughout the summer from one day to five days in length. The cover carving animals, birds, people, and much more.

    Library

    Access: General Public

    Appointment required: No

    ADA

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Services

    Gift Shop

    Online Gift Shop

    Restaurant

    Group Tours