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Journey Museum

222 New York St, Rapid City, SD 57701
605 394 6923
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Ranked #9 of 35 Attractions in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Traveler Description: The Journey Museum takes you on an incredible trek through time, from the violent upheaval that formed the mystical Black Hills over 2.5 billion... more »
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Santa Barbara, CA
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90 reviews 90 reviews
19 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This museum covers just about everything from the geology of ther area, the early settlers up through and including the devastating flood in Rapid City. Well worth the time and the price.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is a nice museum in town. I really liked the beginning entryway into the museum. I liked the native American area. I think the best part of this museum is the extra activities going on through the day so make a point to do some of these.

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Denver, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Interest and timely displays, interactive features, and well-thought out floorplans truly make this a unique experience and an eye-opener to what it was like to be on the plains when they were being discovered (overtaken) in history. My dad and I truly enjoyed our experience and would recommend it to anyone who has a few hours to learn.

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Columbus, Wisconsin
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Everything you wan to know about historical native American history and culture. Great for older kids and adults

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I like museums, but some just aren't kid friendly. The Journey Museum was beyond our expectations. Each part of the museum included activity tables where our daughter could play and really learn about the exhibits. Because they were placed centrally, we were able to enjoy reading and viewing the exhibits while easily keeping an eye on her.... More

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Denver, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Journey Museum is a great introduction to the history of the Rapid City area and the Black Hills. Includes a couple of interesting videos.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The tour starts out with a brief movie, but you could skip that really. the first part goes over the geology of the Black Hills and the region surrounding Rapid City. The second part is pioneer and Native American history and that was most interesting to me. The have a rebuilt cabin, lots of artifacts- it was really fun to... More

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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198 reviews 198 reviews
148 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I don't know why but on the day we went we had the place pretty much to ourselves. It was quite and peacefully. The history is easy to follow and I loved the part on Indian history I easy could have spent more time in that area. I loved it. The people who sold us the tickets explained all the... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The museum has several sections to it. There is geology, paleontology, Native American culture, and the early settlers. It was great to review the history of the Black Hills and what drew settlers here. We are there right at opening and had the museum to ourselves until we left. Maybe due to the lack of a crowd, we were able... More

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Lebanon, Tennessee
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

If you want to see the history of the area this is the place. We were on the Trolley tour and only had 1 hour to spend which was not enough time to see all the exhibits. Plan on spending at least 2 hours.

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