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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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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

You will need to fill up with gas and use restrooms anyways...great place to get out and stretch. Kids loved it!

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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93 reviews 93 reviews
43 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

While this is one of the most interesting service stations I have visited. The fact remains that it is not a museum it is a gas station with a large exotic taxidermy collection. Good place to get gas, not a destination.

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Vandenberg AFB, CA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I love taxidermy so when I saw that there was a taxidermy collection in a gas station, I was excited to visit. I was very pleasantly surprised by the extent of the taxidermy collection. Several of the pieces were looking a little old an worn but overall the pieces seemed to be in pretty good shape. Most of the African... More 

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Montrose, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I really didn't expect a lot of African animals in this exhibit. It looks to me like someone's personal lifetime collection. The animals are just standing there, no real settings or explanations about them.

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Roscoe, South Dakota
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82 reviews 82 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

This place is worth the stop by far! Many different animals and you can get very close and see detail! My husband and I stop in about every other time we are in the area. Worth the stop for very young kids to older teens and adults(young or old)

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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91 reviews 91 reviews
41 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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