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Address: 3851 Eglin Street, Rapid City, SD
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Interesting pit stop

It's a bit weird that this is attached to a gas station, but I would encourage stopping here to get gas and to visit the museum. There are many different animals to see and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It's a bit weird that this is attached to a gas station, but I would encourage stopping here to get gas and to visit the museum. There are many different animals to see and the museum itself is done very well.

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

What a wonderful example to taxidermy! Beautiful creatures both near and far. Travel around the world in one room!

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Pomona, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
38 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is a true museum. There are a ton of both local and exotic animals in full size. Plus you can get very close to study colors and horns etc. Perfect for small kids since the animals are close and don't move. This place is worth a special trip. It doesn't take long to see so maybe catch it on... More 

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Crown Point, Indiana
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This place is free and open till 11pm. A great late night place to stop while on vacation if you aren't ready to stay in your room after 7pm. A variety of animals in various positions and scenery. Some are very unique.

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New Providence, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Take a few minutes to check it out. It is a really magnificent display! It's at the Mobil station off Exit 61 on I90.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

As other reviews npote, this is located onsite at a gas station-the cleanest most well stocked one around no less. A display of dozens of wild animals are on display for free. Almost any anima You could imagine and then some. My kids and husband really enjoyed the stop!

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69 reviews 69 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It is certainly unusual that a wildlife museum is connected to a gas station. My wife enjoyed it, but thought that it was certainly unusual.

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Wapakoneta, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

So we pulled in for gasoline and a few beers and we're blown away not even expecting this! This was the coolest gas station/ museum I've ever been to...and possibly the only one of its kind. Our visit was accidental and we'll worth it. I would visit this again purposely next time.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

If you have any interest in taxidermy, be sure to take a few minutes to check this place out. Its just a black off the interstate located on the grounds of a gas station. There's no admission charge and it doesn't take long to see everything. The collection includes eveyrhing from giraffes to deer to a hippopotamus, all of which... More 

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Evergreen Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

This place is located in the first gas station (Mobil) off the first I90 westbound Rapid City exit. While I filled the car, my wife went to use the facilities. She came back to the car much too soon and just about grabbed me saying, "You gotta see this!" It takes about 30 minutes to take in the exhibit. The... More 

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