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Address: 3851 Eglin Street, Rapid City, SD
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I happened across the museum just down the street from the Baymont Hotel. I was looking for some snack and realized I stumbled into the museum. It was FREE so decided to wander... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

So, I was impressed with the real life look of this collection but oddly horrified that someone really collects these natural creatures. Plus, reading about the hunter and finding out he's a veterinarian just further weirds me out. Oh, yeah, it's at a convenience store…..just odd….and an example of a rich man's indulgence.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We heard about this place from a friend and stopped to check it out. Very good considering it is just inside a gas station and is free. Kids enjoyed seeing the animals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very convenient stop. I recommend this to all who are passing through. very impressive to see all of these animals and they have done such a nice job with presenting the animals. the kids always love to stop here whenever we are in town visiting the relatives. They can never get too much.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I happened across the museum just down the street from the Baymont Hotel. I was looking for some snack and realized I stumbled into the museum. It was FREE so decided to wander in and boy, what an eyeful! The animals are amazingly preserved in their glory. Seeing them up close was amazing and scary at the same time. Funny... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This small taxidermy museum adjoins a gas station and convenience store. There is a nice collection with several large animals. Whether you like taxidermy or just happen to find yourself at this gas station, stop and look. The museum is free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I wouldn't really make a trip out of my way here but if you need gas it's worth it to pull over here. The display of taxidermy really is impressive with the animals displayed in "scenes" that bring them to life. A local realtor told me the museum was owned by a local veterinarian who invented a hormone used in... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I have never seen so many animals done this well, I was blown away with how professionally these were done. Easily some of the most lifelike poses and appearances I have ever seen on display. This is totally free and is at a gas station just south of I90 exit 61 on the way to Mt Rushmore. You can see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Superior taxidermied animals from Africa and America. Amazing variety of wildlife, several posed capturing prey. A local man and his family went hunting together over many years and had a superior professional taxidermist do all of their game. Great Eland, Eland, Lion, Zebra, Giraffes, Elephants, Elk, Bobcat, Bison, Mountain Goats, etc. and these are LARGE specimens--must larger than in any... More 

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Aberdeen, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We stop at this station every time we pass through and always make a point to stop at the museum. Lots of animals!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

We stopped for gas before leaving Rapid City. I'm glad we didn't miss this. We had a long drive ahead but spent about ten minutes checking this out. It was a great thing to see plus it's free. They have lots of (taxidermy) animals including African lions, zebra, an elephant, deer, buffalo, a jaguar and more. It's not just local... More 

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Address: 3851 Eglin Street, Rapid City, SD
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Rapid City

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