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Museum of Geology

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Address: 501 East St. Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone Number: 605-394-2467
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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A hidden gem in Rapid City

My kids love to visit the museum. We try to go every other year, if not annually. The students are very helpful and the lady time we went they weren't busy so a friendly young man... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

My kids love to visit the museum. We try to go every other year, if not annually. The students are very helpful and the lady time we went they weren't busy so a friendly young man gave us a private tour and handled questions and comments from 8 kids really well. I would recommend this place to anyone looking to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Our whole family enjoyed this museum. The kids--ages 10,9,7,6 and 3--- had a blast. The fossils were fascinating. The hands on area kept our kids entertained while we wondered around. It is small, but well worth the visit

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Twin Cities, MN, USA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We've been to Rapid City several times, but had never heard of this place. It is actually on the campus of the School of Mines, so it can be a bit tricky to figure out where the building and parking are located. This a free museum, which is hard to believe, given all that they have. The museum is actually... More 

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jacksonville
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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Lots of interesting fossils. Many museums only show replicas but this free museum had many original fossils. There is a children's play area and a nice gift shop. The staff was very helpful.

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Somerset, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The rock and dinosaur display are very impressive. Very educational and informative. The free tour is worth the time. The price is right as only donations are accepted.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

A friend and I took our kids to the museum. A very helpful young man gave us a tour and talked to the kids about dinosaurs and all sorts of things. They even have a little giftshop so we let the kids each purchase a rock on the way out.

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Oakland, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Had some time to kill after doing some work with SDSM&T. They recommended this place right on campus. Lots of dinosaur bones, rocks, minerals, etc. My kids would love it...will definitely visit if I bring them to Black Hills/Mt. Rushmore.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Such a fun place for kids and adults. Stunning displays, excellent guides. A must for families visiting the area

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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106 reviews 106 reviews
66 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised at the quality and number of fossils and rocks at this museum on a college campus. We participated in a student led tour which was informative. We particularly liked the black lit florescent rock and dinosaur displays.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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37 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I took my grandchildren to The Geology Museum located on the campus of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. There is parking in front of the building, the O'Harra Building. It is located on the third floor. This is a free museum. There are people available for any questions and there are bathrooms and a small gift shop.... More 

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