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The Journey Museum & Learning Center

222 New York St, Rapid City, SD 57701-1199
+1 605-394-6923
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Nice place to spend an hour

Nice place to visit to see historical artifacts of the region. It has many hands on exhibits that... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
Prehistoric fun

The prehistoric section was awesome for young children. My young children really enjoyed digging... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephen L
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Open all year long! Your Black Hills Journey starts here. The Journey Museum & Learning Center 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. Providing special programs and interactive learning experiences for all ages is our mission. All admissions are good for 2 days.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
222 New York St, Rapid City, SD 57701-1199
+1 605-394-6923
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice place to visit to see historical artifacts of the region. It has many hands on exhibits that would be helpful in entertaining parents with young children. The films were good but the showing times were off from what was told at the admissions desk....More

Thank Cada51
Management response:Responded 3 days ago

Hi CaDa51 - Thank you for taking the time to provide your positive experience to others. We hope by providing multiple films as a part of the experience we can provide an even more expansive visit and deeper understanding of our area and people. I...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The prehistoric section was awesome for young children. My young children really enjoyed digging for fossils.

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent about an hour here. Not my cup of tea. OK if you are interested in geology I guess. Yu can return the next day if yoyu want, it wasincluded with the admission price.

Thank H17DMdanielt
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has quite a variety of interesting exhibits so there is really something for everyone. It starts with prehistoric exhibits and goes forward until the more present days of South Dakota. The exhibits are well done and we were glad that we visited the...More

Thank Sea_Squared
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

thank you Sea_Squared for taking the time to review our Museum. We continue to work hard at providing multiple opportunities for our visitors. From the interactive learning experiences to the variety of film presentations we hope we can have something for everyone as you wrote!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had only one hour for my visit, as I had to take the last Rapid City Trolley back to downtown Rapid City. I stayed for a double introduction "lecture" and the video. All this took about half an hour, so I had to rush...More

Thank Herbert G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I really liked this museum. We spent about 3 hours there, and could have come back for a second day. I liked how the space was organized into a circular route, starting with early Native Americans and moving through the pioneer days....More

Thank SusanJ972
Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

What is wonderful place! I had low expectations, but was surprised by this incredible experience, journey really is the best word to describe it. It's not a big open place to explore at leisure, it has a beginning and end with a directed path along...More

Thank John M
Reviewed June 14, 2017

Took 2 of the grand kids to the Journey for a couple hours. The admission fee was $22 for the 3 of us which was not too bad. We wandered around a bit and the girls had fun with the many interactive things to do...More

Thank dakotapat2017
Reviewed June 8, 2017

This is walking distance from the Rushmore Hotel. There are many interactive exhibits for kids. to play with. Displays show the history of the area back to the dinosaurs. Small admission fee, but senior discounts are available.

Thank Victor246
Reviewed June 7, 2017

The videos are worth the time to watch. Amazing what the Lakota tribes have endured and still are strong.A people to be admired. It is also a good stop for kids. There is a dinosaur museum with some hands on activities.

Thank rockcole
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Belinda W
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Response from MaryeeMH | Reviewed this property |
This is not a large museum and the exhibits are clearly marked but not overly "word-y". Two hours should be adequate if you move right along. But I must admit I spent ALOT of time looking at those items that had a past... More