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Journey Museum

Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone Number: +1 605-394-6923
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Ranked #8 of 27 Attractions in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Your Black Hills Journey starts here. The Journey Museum brings together four major prehistoric and...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Anytown, USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Our children LOVED this museum. We were there on a slow day and practically had the whole place to ourselves; it was such a neat place that we couldn't imagine why it was empty! Walking through time gave us a great overview of South Dakota history, with a lot of hands-on experiences along the way. Accessibility: Yes, the whole museum... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I went through the Museum recently and there are changes in the geology and archeology areas. Many new kid-friendly activities. The education programs at the Journey are always fresh and interesting. Visit the History for Lunch sessions for something different every month.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This museum is a must for SD tourists. It offers something for kids and grown ups alike. We loved our visit and will return again.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I've been 5 times in the last 15 years and nothing has changed except the dust on the items getting thicker. Mostly it's just a place to show off stuff that belongs to some of the "old" families. Not worth the money, wait till the free days

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Archeoastronomy is an understanding of the Lakota people, another knowledge shared with who they call "wischu" that adds to their demise. The use of 'star mapping' is being used today for uranium mining. This element is converted into nuclear energy [some countries source for electricity) but really is another sad, sad story of the rape of our Mother earth. "As... More 

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Springfield, IL
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175 reviews 175 reviews
95 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This museum tells its story from the beginning, geology, through archaeology, Native American, and European settlement. There is a lot on dinosaurs and archaeology, it is especially hands on for kids. Since we're not that interested in that we spent more time in the Native American and settler area. They have a lot of beautiful plains beadwork and some information... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I have been here before years ago and this is the second visit. I really enjoyed the museum and the movie about Lakota cosmic understanding of the stars was just phenomenal! Excellent and brought about such an admiration and good feelings towards these wonderful people. Also the rest of the museum was excellent also with many different formats that were... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is a very interesting museum to discover the history of Native Americans, the Black Hills and Rapid City too. There are several hands on exhibits to feel and touch different artifacts which was fun and great for children. I highly recommend this museum for all ages and you can spend as much time as you wish with so much... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We decided to go to this museum on a rainy morning since we wanted to wait for a better day to see Mt. Rushmore. It was very, very interesting and gave us an in depth history of the area which we were unfamiliar with. Exhibits were very well done. There were a lot of 'hands on' areas for children but... More 

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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Spacious and kid friendly. Many engaging exhibits that have a simple engaging display for the smaller children and good information for adults as well. Well worth the visit. Wish we would have had more time to spend there.

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