Day 4 / April 27, 2017
After leaving Sturgis, our journey took us to Belle Fourche.
It just so happens this is the geographical center of the United States and there is a really great marker here. It is located at the Tri-State Museum and Visitor’s Center. The states represented are South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana. There wasn’t enough time to stop in but there was plenty to see outside.
This is a lug tractor, named for the studs on the back tires.
There is also a great historical marker describing this unique spot.
There is also a bust of George Freeman Mortimer, a man who contributed a lot to the health and vitality of the citizens of South Dakota.
Belle Forche is also important geographically in another way, it was an important part of The Great Cattle Trail . That would not have been possible without the railroad.
There is also a historic log cabin at the museum too.
Peace Flowing Like a River sculpture.
You can also take a walk on the Belle Fourche River Walk from here.
And now for the best part of the museum, the center of the country!
A fun but short visit here, about 15 minutes from 1:13 to 1:27 PM. We continue onward toward Devil’s Tower in Wyoming.