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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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Description: 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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Diverse collections with a little bit for everyone

The museum is divided up into different sections. First the film was very nice to watch but not extremely informative and after several days traveling in the regions, kind of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Hastings, Nebraska
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Hastings, Nebraska
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The museum is divided up into different sections. First the film was very nice to watch but not extremely informative and after several days traveling in the regions, kind of repetitive. The geology section was interesting with clearly displayed information and what seemed to be good areas for kids. The same for the archaeology section, more for kids that for... More 

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Hastings, Nebraska
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109 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A very unusual design, with four different collections placed in series so you can traverse the geological, archaeological , sociological and historic records of the Black Hills!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We were greeted by a very kind lady, who made us feel right at home. We were the only ones at the museum, she started the video for us right away. It was a very relaxing afternoon. Our kids found the displays interesting and it was awesome to learn the history of the area. the museum felt fresh and modern... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This museum was to have been information concerning the history of the Black Hills however it is mostly dedicated to the Native American Culture in South Dakota. That is all and good however it should be advertised that way. The location of the museum is difficult to find.....make sure you have your GPS....

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JourneyMuseum, Manager at Journey Museum, responded to this review

We are sorry you feel the museum is difficult to find. We believe we have a fantastic central location in downtown Rapid City, just two blocks from the Civic Center. We are proud of our Native American collection as it is one of the largest in the nation, but take equal pride in all four of our major collections that... More 

Anytown, USA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 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
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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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95 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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