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The Journey Museum & Learning Center

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Great exhibits

Great learning experience, especially if you are interested in the history and geology of the Black... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Alan N
Rapid City, South Dakota
a jewel

Safe neighborhood, Located close to the Civic Center, ~2 short city blocks fom the City square... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
pat b
rapid city
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
222 New York St, Rapid City, SD 57701-1199
+1 605-394-6923
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great learning experience, especially if you are interested in the history and geology of the Black Hills. Well done and thought out. They have hands on areas for kids, even have benches scattered around for us old folks to sit. Our visit was very enjoyable...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Safe neighborhood, Located close to the Civic Center, ~2 short city blocks fom the City square. Small, active museum with great displays and frequent speakers and programs for adults and children! Eclectic collection from the galaxy to dinosaurs to old west/plains history. I live in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

Folks, I have been to many museums throughout the American West. This is one of the best, and for a very basic reason- there is a LOT of material culture to study and observe. Many of the modern or updated museums are going to an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

Our road scholar tour took us to the journey museum so that we could see the exhibits which were the most interesting. There was a children's section as well as lots of information that adults would benefit from about the history of the area. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

Well done Rapid City. This small museum packs a lot of history into a small building. The collection covers the history of this area from pre-historic periods to the European settlement. Well worth a stop. The staff was welcoming and we started on the trip...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

This excellent museum has a complete history of the Rapid City-Black Hills area from hundreds of millions of years ago to recent times. Some authentic relics include a bugle retrieved by a Native American warrior at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Well laid...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

very interesting exhibits - spent about 4 hours here, stuff on indians, early settlers, great flood.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank James D
Reviewed October 10, 2018

An outstanding presentation give by Sitting Bulls Great Grandson This is one in a series of lunch presentations known as Turtle Soup, no turtles involved :) be sure the check out the journeys website for eh upcoming schedule

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John L
Reviewed October 3, 2018

I visited the museum on the last day of my trip. I really enjoyed my visit. Really gives you an historical overview of the Rapid City area. Must do with kids.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Phila08
Reviewed September 29, 2018

We really enjoyed this museum -- except we skipped the boring too technical paleoman section -- but the Native American and pioneer-farmer sections were educational, handsome, wonderfully compactly presented, and very informative. However, the film is crummy and I would avoid it, and beware if...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Belinda W
April 28, 2016|
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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