The South Dakota Hall of Fame recognizes and celebrates individual citizens of South Dakota from all walks of life who have contributed to Agriculture, Arts & Entertainment, General, Historical, Professional & Sports. The attractions was founded in 1974 to honor and explore the people who strived for a culture of progress and excellence for all of South Dakota.
The South Dakota Hall of Fame is a non-profit corporation composed of a full-time professional staff, as well as a board of directors dedicated to developing the organization. The original Hall of Fame was a small, and often overcrowded, log cabin in Fort Pierre. The organization later relocated to a small office in downtown Chamberlain. In 2000, a nearly three-decade dream was realized with a grand opening for the new 10,000-square-foot building in Chamberlain.