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Museum of Geology

501 East St. Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
605-394-2467
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Ranked #5 of 37 Attractions in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

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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35 helpful votes 35 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

For the museum lover (and rock lover), this was an interesting stop at the local college. They had many rock and mineral samples, as well as, fossils and full scale dinosaurs. It was free and well worth the trip.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is a really great collection of specimans! So interesting. And there is technically no fee - only a donation request. Not too huge, so it does not take an entire afternoon to get through it. But still a lot of neat things to see. Tons of minerals/rocks if your kids are into that. The gift shop isn't the greatest... More

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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My children took a keen interest in the different stones they had seen as we traveled through the Black Hills. As a free stop, this was well worth our time, given their interest.

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11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This museum of any excellent display of dinosaurs and rocks. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. This museum charges no entry fee and is conveniently located near downtown on campus. They also have a good gift shop.

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Houma, Louisiana
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

You won't be disappointed touring this museum. Great displays of fossils and rocks. Giant dinosaurs skeletons were viewed. It was a rainy day and we looked for indoor activities and found this museum which is worth seeing on a sunny day. Take your kids. It's even free

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Lewellen, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Not huge, but its great for a free museum. I've heard good things about it for years and it didn't disappoint. Nice history of mammal life in the Badlands as well as plenty of material from the Inland Sea days of the Cretaceous period. Great stuff.

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McHenry, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We were visiting Rapid City during a very wet time so we needed to find indoor options for our family to visit. Our first stop was the Museum of Geology and it was one of our favorites. The staff was very friendlly and interacted well with our kids to get them engaged with the museum. They had fun activities for... More

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