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Black Hills Institute - Museum

117 Main St., Hill City, SD 57745
605 574-3919
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Ranked #6 of 20 attractions in Hill City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Fennimore, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My husband and I recently took our two children (ages 7 & 11) here. We weren't planning on it, but when other attractions didn't take as long, we decided to add it in. I'm glad we did! The cost was nominal, but fair for this smaller museum. Totally awesome to see Stan the T-Rex! My children lost interest before I... More

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Tennessee, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I wish we had more time to spend at this museum. It is a must see. Crammed full of fossils and rocks. The biggest turtle skeleton I've ever seen. I would love to spend an entire day here.

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Pembroke, New Hampshire
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82 reviews 82 reviews
45 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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
7 helpful votes 7 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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10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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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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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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