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The Journey Museum & Learning Center

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Address: 222 New York St, Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone Number:
+1 605-394-6923
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Open all year long! Your Black Hills Journey starts here. The Journey...

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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A Wonderful Place

This is a unique museum with many interactive and interesting areas that appeal to children and adults. I have never been disappointed and learn something each time I take my... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a unique museum with many interactive and interesting areas that appeal to children and adults. I have never been disappointed and learn something each time I take my grandchildren!

Thank tostle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful experience, great place. I can see us spending a lot of hours here! Great activities for kids of all ages.

Thank Ronna M
Management response:

Ronna M. - Thank you for commenting on your experience as a note, it is great to read your review! Consider a Family Membership because with it you will not pay additional admissions to our weekly educational programming. As a reminder of what those are this includes Toddler Tuesdays, Discovery Expeditions, and Journey Into Space. We hope we can provide... More 

Ellsworth AFB SD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit, perfect for kids lots of interactive displays and hands on fun! Amazing staff and fun gift shop with lots of unique items. One of our families favorite stops!

Thank jenrose1
Management response:

Jenrose1 - Thank you for taking the time to post your experience feedback here at the Journey Museum and Learning Center! We strive everyday to make sure everyone gets the experience you described here. Hopefully you have had an opportunity to visit us during the presentation of one of our Learning Forums or Turtle Soup programs here lately we have... More 

South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A diverse informative collection of museums providing a large variety of exhibits and interactive activities. Family friendly with something for everyone: geology, pioneer history, anthropology, paleontology. native american history, and local history. Nice gift shop and rotating exhibit space off the lobby.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

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 November 12, 2016

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.

Thank Elisa U
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.

Thank Hart_Serenity

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