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Journey Museum

222 New York St, Rapid City, SD 57701
605 394 6923
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Ranked #9 of 34 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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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
11 helpful votes 11 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
117 helpful votes 117 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Denver, Colorado
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108 reviews 108 reviews
29 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This place covers it all, geology, anthropology, paleontology, ecology, sociology, economics, archeology, history, and Native American cultures, displayed in interesting exhibits and settings, sort of in chronological order, with lots of available interactive activities. Great for kids and grownups too. Loads of parking space available. The Journey shows you that there is a lot more to South Dakota than Mt.... More

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La Plata, Maryland
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146 reviews 146 reviews
64 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Journey Museum provides a good overview of South Dakota history, Indian culture, and geology. There is a lot of reading, so be prepared to stay a while if you like that. In most sections there are interactive areas for kids, too. I am a real "museum person," so I enjoyed what I learned. We came here later in our... More

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Gladstone, Oregon
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a great museum about the history of the area. Adults and teens in our group really enjoyed it. It's bigger than it looks, so allow for plenty of time!

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Pierre, South Dakota
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We used the Adelstein Gallery for a social during a November conference we held in Rapid City. We were able to bring in our own food. The Journey provided a bartender and cash bar. It was all decorated for Christmas and they completed it early for our group. People from our group were free to view the museum displays. Many... More

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