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“Great place to spend half a day” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Journey Museum

Journey Museum
222 New York St, Rapid City, SD 57701
+1 605-394-6923
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Ranked #8 of 27 Attractions in Rapid City
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Your Black Hills Journey starts here. The Journey Museum brings together four major prehistoric and historic collections to tell the complete story of the Western Great Plains - from the perspective of the Lakota people and the pioneers who shaped its past, to the scientists who now study it.
Dayton, Ohio
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138 reviews 138 reviews
62 attraction reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
“Great place to spend half a day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Great museum close to downtown and the convention center. There are highlights of the settlement of the region. Perhaps the best part of the museum is the collection of Native American artifacts. Great for all ages, and expect to visit for at least three hours.

Visited April 2012
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Alexandria, Virginia
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“A Journey Well Worth Taking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

My last stop before leaving South Dakota in September was the Journey Museum. I had four hours to explore the museum before my flight home and wish I had more time. It was a very entertaining and informative experience. A visitor to this museum, literally, goes on a journey that reveals the unique geology and rich native cultures in the Black Hills. I began the journey in a star-studded darkness representing billions of years of unrecorded time, only to emerge at a gigantic cross-section of the Black Hills which explains how they were formed. From there, I continued through the age of dinosaurs with many outstanding fossils to explore and the age of man with exhibits devoted to the native peoples who call the Black Hills their home. I then walked through the mid-19th century when the white man migrated West in search of gold and a better life. The inevitable clash of cultures ensued. I found it a fantastic journey through time and space and wish history had unfolded in a less violent way.

Visited September 2012
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Modesto, California
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“Very interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Lots of info about Rapid City and the surrounding attractions. Even had people singing later that night. Friendly people, easy to fine

Visited November 2012
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Pretty good. Awesome storyteller installation!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The native American artifacts and installations are really worth the cost of admission. The movie you watch upon entering is pretty dumb, though. And they don't have a great gift shop.

Visited May 2012
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Arlington, Texas
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good history lesson...very interesting!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We enjoyed all of the history and artifacts from around the area. Like others had suggested, we went at the beginning of our stay in Rapid City and was glad we did. We didn't have children with us, but it had a lot of interaction areas (especially in the dinosaur exhibit area).

Visited September 2012
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