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Black Hills Institute - Museum

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Address: 117 Main St., Hill City, SD 57745
Phone Number: 605 574-3919
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Meet and see the place where T-Rex Sue was fought over.

Meet the family in the Sue T-Rex saga. Their museum is awesume. Nicest people , willing to answer questions and sign copies of the book. If you like Dinosaurs this is Heaven... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Rogers, Arkansas
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bloomington,MN
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

I'm sure this is a GREAT museum for anyone that really loves dinosaurs. It is a very small museum but has a lot of bones crammed in it. We went because there was a groupon for it and it had good reviews, but it was not for us. Our 13 year old sat on a bench and waited for us... More 

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Rogers, Arkansas
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Meet the family in the Sue T-Rex saga. Their museum is awesume. Nicest people , willing to answer questions and sign copies of the book. If you like Dinosaurs this is Heaven. These are the best t-rex finders on earth. Learn How the Government and land owners took the best T-Rex and tried to Jail them for it. See so... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

whew, the dinosaur fossils in this museum are so awesome - there are a lot of them. It was worth the low admission fee. The adjoining shop has tons of interesting rocks and gift items.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Small place but interesting exhibits, definitely worth it if you like dinosaurs. Several unique displays that you would typically have to go to a large museum to see.

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Minot, North Dakota, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I'd been waiting to go to the Institute for a long time. I saw Sue at the Field Museum years and years ago, only seemed fair to see her real home. I was actually more impressed than expected. The space is a little small, which makes it a bit difficult to take pictures of some displays without having the frame... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This museum is small, but like the saying goes, sometimes great things come in small packages. In this case, quality trumps quantity and this place is certainly worth a look if you are passing through Hill City or are in the Mt. Rushmore area. Along with the museum there is a very nice gift shop that is stocked full of... More 

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Lakewood
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109 reviews 109 reviews
39 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We happened upon this when we were walking down the sidewalk, we were looking to see what was available in Hill City. This is a small, but interesting museum. They do have a lot to offer, regardless of the size. Worth a peek :^) The selection of the date is off, I had to select a more current date in... More 

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Shafer, Minnesota
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

If you have a dino lover in your family this is a great little spot! Small and some hands on things for kids. My little ones enjoyed it very much!

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Spearfish
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127 reviews 127 reviews
34 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The Black Hills Institute Museum is packed full of replicas of dinosaur fossils, many of which were found in the region. The placards give good information on the fossil including what it is, who found it and where and the location of the original. There is good information on both 'Sue' and 'Stan' which are both pretty famous South Dakota... More 

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Hill City, South Dakota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

This museum is a must visit when you are in Hill City. The dinosaurs are so amazing to see, and the gift shop is great.

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Additional Information about Black Hills Institute - Museum

Address: Address: 117 Main St., Hill City, SD 57745
Phone Number: 605 574-3919
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Hill City
Open Hours:
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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