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Journey Museum

222 New York St, Rapid City, SD 57701
605 394 6923
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Ranked #9 of 35 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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Thunder Bay
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We were glad we started our tour into the Black Hills with this informative museum. It had neat temporary *(history of photography, President Coolidge) and permanent displays. I spoke at length with a volunteer about her fossils and was reminded again how we can gather history in so many different ways.

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Yuba City, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Don't miss the 4 movies. Helpful docents were very friendly. I was surprised at all the variety of things in the museum. Well organized and very pleasant experience. Give yourself plenty of time to browse the exhibits. City Trolley will drop off or pick up in front of the Journey Museum.

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Livingston, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Warmly greeted and viewed the overall video to get a flavor of the place, although 20 years old it was still good. The overall museum is very well laid out although difficult to keep track as to where you were and what you had seen, I found this to be puzzling. The exhibits are good and informative and in good... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

The money you pay is not worth it. Girl at the counter was very rude and snotty. Must have been having boyfriend issues. Very small space with not too much in it. Sorry I don't like to be negative. But I really have nothing good to say about this facility

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JourneyMuseum, Manager at Journey Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back and post, we read all of our reviews. Certainly we take what you have to say very seriously. I am disappointed that you had the experience that you did. We have been striving to go beyond the 4 collections by offering interactive hands on learning opportunities throughout our facility, additional programming in our theater,... More

Aurora, Colorado
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139 reviews 139 reviews
51 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We spent a little over an hour in this museum and sat through the introductory film at the beginning. As other reviewers have indicated, it is made up of several sections covering the geology of the area, the Rapid City Flood, early settlers, native Americans, etc. I personally found the native American sections the most interesting. There are a fair... More

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Santa Barbara, CA
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92 reviews 92 reviews
19 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This museum covers just about everything from the geology of ther area, the early settlers up through and including the devastating flood in Rapid City. Well worth the time and the price.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is a nice museum in town. I really liked the beginning entryway into the museum. I liked the native American area. I think the best part of this museum is the extra activities going on through the day so make a point to do some of these.

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Denver, Colorado
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Interest and timely displays, interactive features, and well-thought out floorplans truly make this a unique experience and an eye-opener to what it was like to be on the plains when they were being discovered (overtaken) in history. My dad and I truly enjoyed our experience and would recommend it to anyone who has a few hours to learn.

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Columbus, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Everything you wan to know about historical native American history and culture. Great for older kids and adults

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Senior Contributor
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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