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The Journey Museum & Learning Center

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Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City, SD 57701-1199
Phone Number: +1 605-394-6923
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Your Black Hills Journey starts here. The Journey Museum brings together...

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.

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Wonderful learning experience

My wife and I make it a point to visit history museums in cities we visit on our road trips. History museums offer summations of history that speak to the uniqueness of these... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Milwaukee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I make it a point to visit history museums in cities we visit on our road trips. History museums offer summations of history that speak to the uniqueness of these cities. The Journey Museum was one of the most creative museums we’ve encountered. Most start with descriptions of early settlers or Native Americans who were first occupants... More 

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Lillian, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The journey Museum is a great place to visit with or without children. There are interactive displays throughout the museum to keep little hands active. It is a nice blend for adults and children. Though it centers around the Black Hills/Rapid City area, it includes dinosaurs, Native Indians, pioneers, space, and major events affecting Rapid City like the flood of... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Tis place is a must to see if in Rapid City. We were greeted by a really nice man. Ian was a wealth of information and made sure that we saw everything to get the most out of our visit. The displays and items in the case were wonderful. One of the best museums we have seen for a long... More 

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

We left it a bit late in the day to visit the Journey Museum and we had trouble finding it as we were on foot from the centre of town. It was very interesting but an hour wasn't long enough so had to do a whistle stop tour of the place. We found the exhibits and displays very interesting. Well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

We came from California to spend a week exploring South Dakota (western area) and began our journey here. Very interesting to get an over view of the area, both geographical and historical.

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

My four year old absolutely loved this place. We could not sit through the movie but the rest was definitely worth the visit. We had to drag her out because the place was closing.

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Thank Hart_Serenity
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Nice museum. Stopped in on a week day. Parking available for big RVs. Content was very good. Saw one movie. A similar movie we saw in Custer State Park was better. There were quite a few toddlers, the museum has a nice hands on area for little ones.

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Clark, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Truly a wonderful place to spend a few hours or an entire day. It also has many interactive displays for kids with things to touch at a child's level. The films shown in the theater are very interesting as well.

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

The museum is very nice and extremely interesting. While there we saw three very interesting films . The gift store is also very nice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Bottom Line Up Front: I'm from Washington, DC and this could be the "Smithsonian" of the Black Hills -- it's that good! I heard a bit about this museum, but it wasn't really on my radar screen until the waitress at our hotel restaurant (Minerva's) told us more about it. We got to it on our last day in the... More 

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