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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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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Great for the Kids

Very informative. Lots of neat fossils to check out. They have a small drawing station, fossil dig, and dinosaurs to play with. The front boasts a neat gift shop.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Very informative. Lots of neat fossils to check out. They have a small drawing station, fossil dig, and dinosaurs to play with. The front boasts a neat gift shop.

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Monument, Colorado
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Amazing. Certainly an unexpected surprise. Friendly and knowledgeable staff made this a very enjoyable time.

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Whitewater, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My favorite part of any museum is the dinosaurs, and this (relatively) small museum has the best collection of dinosaur bones/exhibits that I have ever seen. They have the second largest/complete T-Rex skeleton ever found, which that alone (to me) is reason enough to go. In addition to the T-Rex, they have lots of other interesting displays and great information.... More 

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

They have the only complete t-rex. It is huge. The head is so heavy that there is a fake one on the skeleton, and the real one is on the floor beside it. They had a replica of the famous "Sue," that is in the Smithsonian. The thing that I liked most about this place was their great exhibit of... More 

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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

We stop in for the first time ever. Very small but interesting. A lot to look at very clean. One nice thing is once you pay to get in you get a season pass. The gift shop is nice and a fair price. Nice little place in Hill City and you can learn a little too. Kids would love the... More 

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Titusville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Once you enter the small exhibit room you are immediately overwhelmed by the number and size of the specimens on display. Sue, the T-Rex is the center of attention, however, the massive sea turtle and two giant alligators deserve your attention as well. there is a place for kids to practice their archeological skills and case after case of fossils... More 

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Ponca, Nebraska, United States
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Even if you are not into dinosaurs, this place is awesome! Great specimens of many different species and a great value considering the quality of what you are seeing.

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Mount Horeb, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is the second time we visited this attraction, the first being almost exactly 10 years ago. We knew that there was a cool exhibit of dinosaur fossils, including T. Rex bones. So we took our two young boys to see them. They both have been learning about dinosaurs in school, so they were keenly interested in seeing some fossil... More 

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Faribault, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a small museum, but has some very cool fossils and really packs the space full. It's headed by the group that found Sue the T-Rex (the most complete T-Rex found so far, who many might know from the "Night at the Museum" movies) and features Stan the T-Rex, the second most complete T-Rex as well as a few... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Not a free attraction but they have a very nice showcase here and feature a lot of SD fossils. Kids will really enjoy the dinosaurs on display. Staff was knowledgeable and friendly and they have a nice gift shop as well. Highly recommend it as a nice break from shopping and walking the main drag.

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Additional Information about Black Hills Institute - Museum

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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