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Museum of Geology

Address: 501 East St. Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone Number: 605-394-2467
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Ranked #11 of 67 things to do in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, Science museums, Natural history museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty museums, Science museums, Natural history museums, Museums
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

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 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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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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64 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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36 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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