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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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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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Stop # 1 on your Black Hills visit

One of the best -possibly THE best regional museum -- from geology - to anthropology - to Lakota culture - to pioneer/cowboy - to recent history- start your Black Hills visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
fred w
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best -possibly THE best regional museum -- from geology - to anthropology - to Lakota culture - to pioneer/cowboy - to recent history- start your Black Hills visit here to fully appreciate the rest of this wonderful region.

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Thank fred w
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

This museum provides a really good overview of this part of South Dakota. I learned a lot about the history of the area - esp. the role of Custer in opening up this part of the US.

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Thank 949rod
Louisville, Kentucky
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Lakota Sioux exhibit pieces are the best. Most time was spent viewing the native presentation - plan on at least an hour in that area alone.

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Thank DBlevins62
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We enjoyed this museum, as we really like history. My boys enjoyed the hands on activities, and the educational movies. Staff was very friendly and had a discussion with my son, after he greeted them in Lakota, about all the specific things found in the Museum that were Lakota related.

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Thank Mackenzie C
Anchorage, AK
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

This is a beautiful museum. It has wonderful exhibits and it is fun in addition to being educational. This should be on your bucket list.

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Thank AKmoonse
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

We spent 2.5 hours at Journey - watched all 3 movies and they were all great in every way. I especially like the movie re the Lakota and their relationships with the stars. I did 4 stars (instead of 5) only because we do not have children, and a large focus of the museum is for the benefit of children.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This museum is a must-see when in Rapid City, and even BEFORE visiting the natural sights in the area. Descriptions of the geology and prehistoric history, the Indians' life, the settlement of the area are all done extremely well for a smallish museum. The collections of artifacts made us linger and reminisce, and tell our own stories of "back then",... More 

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Orange Park, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I would recommend anyone visiting to go to this place. I enjoyed the museum and all the history of SD. Wonderful place for kids and adults!

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Thank Cathy S
Galveston Island, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Beginning with the science and native American version of the beginning of the universe and going through settling the West with hands on for kids. Dinosaur bones,, teepees, china, and much more.

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Thank 541Jerry
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

An amazing collection in Rapid City. The geology exhibits are superb as is the Lakota bead work. Nice introductory film. Plenty of parking. The have a senior admission rate.

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