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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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Beats many prestigous and more expensive musuems in many ways!

You will not believe what this little museum has. We have never seen so many pre-historic examples tucked into such an easy to get around space. Turns out this is a museum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

You will not believe what this little museum has. We have never seen so many pre-historic examples tucked into such an easy to get around space. Turns out this is a museum attached to a science research center. It doesn't cost much and both adults and kids will love it!

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Palos Park, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Dinosaurs, dinosaurs, dinosaurs. You have never seen so many dinosaurs in one place. And the place is small. These are the people who prepare dinosaurs for the big museums. They prepared Sue for the Field Museum in Chicago. The exhibits are well documented.

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Wooster, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Very friendly people and great exhibits. Went in to buy a dinosaur shirt for my grandson and really enjoyed looking at the museum and talking with the owners.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a small but wonderful natural history museum with knowledgeable, helpful staff. There are full dinosaur skeletons as well as partial skeletons all very nicely displayed. This is the perfect place to bring your children that are interested in dinosaurs as they can get up close with the displays and touch some of them. Well worth visiting.

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It was very well presented. If you don't get enough time to see the exhibit, you have a ticket you can use again. It isn't a huge exhibit but it is well done.

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Burley, Idaho, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

For a small museum it was very full with great display's. I was totally amazed with the quality of the dinosaurs and displays of said dinosaurs. Was they were all set up like this was.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Enjoyed the museum. Many items on display were tongue-in-cheek but it was enjoyable to view. The gift shop had many interesting items to purchase.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

My wife and I stopped in to check out the exhibits and were not disappointed. The sure size of the displays and the way you get to walk around them is breath taking. Well worth the stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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

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