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Journey Museum

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Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone Number: +1 605-394-6923
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: Your Black Hills Journey starts here. The Journey Museum brings together...
Your Black Hills Journey starts here. The Journey Museum brings together four major prehistoric and historic collections to tell the complete story of the Western Great Plains - from the perspective of the Lakota people and the pioneers who shaped its past, to the scientists who now study it.
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Excellent museum experience.

This is a must if you visit Rapid City! We spent an hour while we were waiting on the trolley to come, but then realized how much more there was to see. Full of history and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a must if you visit Rapid City! We spent an hour while we were waiting on the trolley to come, but then realized how much more there was to see. Full of history and artifacts from the area. We ended up going back a second time to see it all. They have a very nice giftshop. Well worth... More 

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Minneapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Thoroughly entertaining and very informative museum with something of interest to everyone. My kids really love visiting to play dress-up and school in those respective areas. We were happy to find a coupon online that saved us quite a bit off of admission for our family of four. Was nice to see some new exhibits and new movies in the... More 

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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The history of the entire region well told. We could have easily spent hours and hours here. Great place for kids (10 or older).

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great museum! I would highly recommend it for families with younger to older kids! Lots of hands-on activities for the younger to lots of information for the older. The movies they play each hour is also very good. Plan to visit for several hours. Reasonably priced.

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Germantown, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Really cool place with great art. The ac feels great when it's too hot out !!! Displays the native Americans art in an awesome way

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Provides a nice overview of the history of the universe til now, focusing on the local region. Exhibits are well done; lots of local history.The films shown in the theater are well done. Plenty of hands-on activities for children.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I usually love museums but this was a strange one. After reading the great reviews I was ready to love it. There were something's of interest but for the most part they appeared to be replicas with Wikipedia like explain actions. We also found it hard to follow the order of things. When things were labeled with numbers to coordinate... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My 6 year old loves to touch everything and this was just the museum for him! It takes you through the history of the Black HIlls from the dawn of creation through the modern day Indian tribes. Every single room has MANY activities for children, whether it is matching the toy dinosaurs to their skeletons, or putting together a puzzle,... More 

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Newton, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This museum has a little bit of everything for everyone = natural history, social history, geology, paleontology, etc. The ticket lady upon learning we were from far away was eager to give us ideas for our journey and suggested other interesting places in our travel path. We were tickled to find among the exhibits a Waterbury (CT) clock, which is... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

The exhibits in the museum are professionally displayed. The exhibits go from millions of years ago to recent history, displaying early man to frontier days. Please observe the building structure from the outside. The wall panels are polished concrete panels and produced in SD. The slope and shape of the building is to represent volcanic activity while the landscaping around... More 

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Additional Information about Journey Museum

Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone Number: +1 605-394-6923
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Rapid City
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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