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Museum of Geology

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Address: 501 East St. Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone Number: +1 605-394-2467
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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This is a nice/free stop for the parents and the kids. It is probably best for kids that are at least 5+ though. This isn't a place for them to run around and play. The museum... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Rochester, MN
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a nice/free stop for the parents and the kids. It is probably best for kids that are at least 5+ though. This isn't a place for them to run around and play. The museum attendant seemed nervous about having kids around so we didn't stay long. Lots of the exhibits there I still remember from my childhood when... More 

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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Extremely informative. We wouldn't have known about this place without our great tour guide Rich. Free admission and great for all ages.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Free museum, not huge but has some neat things to look at. If you only have an hour or two during your trip, and want a fun place to go, stop by. Adults and kids in our group enjoyed it. Give them a small cash donation if you can.

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Whitewater, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We were a little confused about where to park initially because we didn't realize that the museum was in the middle of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology campus. However, the fact that the museum is part of the University ends up being one of the most positive aspects of the museum. Many of the exhibitions were conducted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I took my grandsons ages 5 and 9 and both had a different but wonderful experience. I liked that there was a hands on section as well for them. The staff was very helpful too!

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Moorestown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Who "woulda thunk" that such an excellent museum is easily accessible and free? Wonderful collection of fossils, stones, etc., with excellent documentation. Located in a campus building of a very nice college. Definitely a must-see if you are staying in or around Rapid City.

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Birmingham, AL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The museum is on the grounds of a university, so there is a research slant to the exhibits, explaining how the fossils were found and what the digs were like. The museum is on one level and you can walk the entire space in about an hour even with pausing to read.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Fascinating! Exhibits were displayed and explained exceptionally well. Young and old alike would enjoy this museum.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I know....geology museum on a college campus. Doesn't sound too exciting. BUT - it is really interesting for both adults and kids. Life size dinosaur skeletons. Fossils found locally. And, yes, plenty of rocks. Way cooler than expected.

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Faribault, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This was easily the most impressive geological stop we made in the Black Hills. Due to an event on campus the museum was very busy when we stopped there, but one of the grad students who worked there took as much time as we wanted answering questions with one of our sons having an interest in geology. The geological displays... More 

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Additional Information about Museum of Geology

Address: 501 East St. Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone Number: +1 605-394-2467
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Rapid City
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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