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Black Hills Institute - Museum

117 Main St., Hill City, SD 57745
605 574-3919
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Ranked #5 of 20 attractions in Hill City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Pembroke, New Hampshire
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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We enjoyed visiting here and seeing all the exhibits. If you are interested in dinosaurs and fossils, you will have fun here.

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This museum has a lot of bones packed into a small space. It's probably a great place for some people to spend an afternoon, especially those who haven't seen many dino bones. But for my husband and me, who love going to science museums, it was quite a disappointment. Labeling of bones was poor; it was difficult to tell which,... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The number 2 spot for my son to visit while on vacation. It was a very nice surprise and very informative fir a small museum. The staff was very friendly and the fee is good all year

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Burnsville, MN
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Small, but packed museum with lots of artifacts. I went around the museum 3-4 times and each time saw more that I didn't even notice the previous time. Great for anyone, kid or adult, who is interested in paleontology or dinosaurs.

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Benson, MN
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We were walking around Hill City mostly shopping when we came across this place. My husband suggested we give it a try and I am glad we did. We have two teenagers (14 & 17) and my Mom was with (60's) and we all enjoyed it. It had a lot of stuff in it for such a small place. Lots... More

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Minnesota
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290 reviews 290 reviews
56 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is a small museum but packed with good information. The cost is around $6.50 per/person but the $6.50 is actually for a season pass. There are no other ticket options.

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Woodridge
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We came near closing time but we were able to make it through the exhibits. There are a lot of interesting artifacts set up in a small space. It's a great thing to see for an hour or two. The gift shop that is attached was a hit with my kids as well.

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Decorah, Iowa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

If you are in Hill City with kids, make a stop here. Small museum, but lots of fossils, dinosaurs and gemstones to see. A short trip for us (end of the day), but worth the price of admission. Kids, 5 & 7, enjoyed it!

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Greeley, Colorado
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We missed this museum on our last visit, and I was glad to see it this time around. Not only is it affordable (a pass can be used again, good for a full year), but it's also educational. Some great fossils and rocks!! It's a little hard to find, but right on the Main Street of Hill City.

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Rosenberg, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We loved the history of the area. We'll displayed. Staff friendly and welcoming. Would recommend visiting. It was raining on the day we went so we needed a little down time from the outdoor stuff. Excellent

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