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Mud Butte
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Meade
Elevation 2,871 ft (875 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 57758
GNIS feature ID 1256574

Mud Butte is an unincorporated community in northern Meade County, South Dakota, United States. It lies along U.S. Route 212, northeast of the city of Sturgis, the county seat. Its elevation is 2,871 feet (875 m). Although it is unincorporated, it has a ZIP code of 57758.


Mud Butte was named from a barren butte nearby that had the color of dark mud. It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.

A rare Tyrannosaurus skeleton was found at Mud Butte in the 1980s.

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