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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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What a great museum

I don't want to post it because they might start charging admission, but this could charge $5 per person and make some good money. Wonderful display of minerals, gems, rocks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Colorado Springs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I don't want to post it because they might start charging admission, but this could charge $5 per person and make some good money. Wonderful display of minerals, gems, rocks. Great explanations. A really cool Phosphorescence mineral room, where you can see the glowing minerals....they also have a pretty nice paleontology area of the museum! It was one of our... More 

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Sioux Falls, SD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

All rockhounds should visit - very well laid out and knowledgable staff. Follow signs to the School of Mines campus.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Very nice museum. I loved the section on rocks of South Dakota. I also enjoyed the fossils. The museum is free but don't forget to leave a donation. Well worth an hour long (or more) stop.

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

What a great gem tucked away in Rapid City. Check the map on their website to find parking, it is a little hard to find. Very friendly and informative students staff it. If you like fossils, you will love this stop

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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

This is a free admission museum located on the college campus. Very nicely laid out and full of geological artifacts including dinosaur, fossils, and rocks galore. If you are into such, it is must see. Great for adults and kids alike.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We were turned on to this attraction after finding it in a AAA tour book. A member of our party really enjoys geology, dinosaurs and the like so it seemed like a good place to stop. The museum its self is a bit difficult to find, it is located on the campus of the South Dakota School of Mines and... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

have visited twice and found several things that I missed on the first visit. would be great time to visit if the weather keeps you indoors.

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East Setauket, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

It was hard to find, but once there, it was well worth the search. The collection was varied and could rival other museums on the east coast for its collection. Someone is available to answer questions, but you can also visit at your own pace. A small bookstore is available. Best of all--there is no entry fee--donations only!

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Philip, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Tucked away on a college campus, this museum features fossils and rock samples. The staff were attentive and friendly, and it was great to see so many real fossils.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely awesome museum. Surprising number of displays, you will not regret going. Great fossils, astounding collection of rocks, minerals, and gemstones.

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Additional Information about Museum of Geology

Address: 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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