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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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Great price and good for multiple visits!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Shafer, Minnesota
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Shafer, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 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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55 helpful votes 55 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
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Pittsboro, Indiana, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

There are more fossil per square inch than any other place around. I had a behind the scenes tour and there were so many more! I even got to hold a T-rex tooth.

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Hill City, South Dakota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

You can't visit Hill City and not take advantage of visiting this gem! This is the real-deal and you will be amazed.

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Hill City, SD
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Took my 7 year old grandkids here. They were fascinated! Great display of dinosaurs! Take your time, there is a lot to see! Staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. A must see in Hill City!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My 10 year old is infatuated with dinosaurs. We stopped here each day of our one week vacation. It was so much fun for him and once you pay admission once its good for the whole year!

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Central Florida
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Small and compact. Lots of dinosaurs and lots of rocks. Very interesting even for one not all that interested in rocks. History of the museum was interesting. You are right there with the dinosaurs, not separated by lots of glass. Has very important skeletons.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I've been to lots of dinosaur museums and displays, and this is one of the best. The collection is very packed, but lots of individual animals are displayed and the walls are replete with partial skeletons. The proprietors were very knowledgeable about the collection, the tour price was very reasonable, the gift shop had a lot of variety. About the... More 

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Hendersonville, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The prize of a recent dinosaur-related vacation was a visit to the BHI. Jammed into a small space was a trove of paleontology and geology exhibits which includes one the few actual T-Rex skeletons in the world. If these exhibits were given the space provided in large museums, the collection would cover much of downtown Hill City. My favorite was... More 

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