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Journey Museum

222 New York St, Rapid City, SD 57701
605 394 6923
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Ranked #8 of 32 attractions in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Rapid City, South Dakota
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We do like museum's, and this one was interesting about the history of the area. I really enjoy native american things, this museum had everything. It's a nice building, take your time walking through all the exhibits.

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Hill City, South Dakota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This gem combines four incredible collections to tell the story of this unique regions geology, archaeology, Lakota culture and pioneer miners,cowboys and business people. There is no more complete story being told anywhere in the area. This is not a tourist trap - it is on par with any major metropolitan museum. Lots of great activities for the kids and... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Be sure to visit the Journey to learn the history of the Black Hills, the great Plains tribes and more!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Very well done museum experience. My Dad LOVED the geology display which was one of the first stops in the museum. My son loved the dinosaurs and interactive displays. Mom loved the Plains Indian display and I loved it all! Great gift shop too!!! Really very well done!!!! They even loaned us a wheelchair to use because my Mom cant... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Some very nice native American displays. Also some historical information about the area. A video about our universe was ok as long as you don't mind the big bang theory. Lots of rocks "millions" of years old.

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Mankato, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Had a wonderful time at the Journey Museum! I quite enjoyed the hands on aspects, especially when learning about the geology in the Black Hills. Also, I thought the Native American room was breathtaking with great effects and artifacts! Mark, you're the best!

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

There is a lot of history in this little museum. It's small and touches on the biggest part of South Dakota history, including the animals of the region and huge natural disasters. I did enjoy the gift shop, as did my son, who couldn't get enough of the train sets.

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Rincon, Georgia, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We arrived very late and was warmly greeted by the staff. After a brief description of the museum we proceeded. My knowledge of this state's history is very limited but this was a great introduction. Nothing short of wondrous artifacts, nicely displayed. The beginning of the historical journey was a little weak as it is more geared to a younger... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Right in Rapid City, this museum is actually 4-in-1. An excellent depiction of the geology of the Black Hills, well-done small dino exhibit, a very informative display about the Plains Indians and early settlers and a video showing the terrible flood that destroyed downtown Rapid City in the early 70's.

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We stopped here with our daughters 9 & 13. The younger one loved it and the older one got a little bored. The museum is very well done with lots of information. I think my older one found it to be a little too educational for a vacation. It starts with a movie and then it’s a one way path... More

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