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“The Journey is worth your visit!” 5 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 #12 of 63 things to do in Rapid City
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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.
South Dakota, USA
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The Journey is worth your visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Located in downtown Rapid City, the Journey Museum is a must for anyone coming to the area. Amazing collections that continue to change, from the dinosaur era to the Rapid City Flood disaster in 1972, to Native American influence and contributions to the area. The gift shop provides visitors with unlimited opportunity to find just the right treasure at just the right price. And don't forget to visit the Stan Adelstein Gallery - a continually changing venue gives the visitor an insight into the variety of the talents of the local residents of Rapid City and the surrounding area. Newly added is the Pap Madison Cabin now being refurbished. Children and adults will find many hands-on activities to stimulate their curiosity and provide great educational opportunities.

Visited December 2012
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Dayton, Ohio
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
“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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“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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