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Museum of Geology

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Address: 501 E Saint Joseph St, Rapid City, SD 57701-3901
Phone Number: +1 605-394-2467
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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We are a natural history museum featuring an excellent displays of South...

We are a natural history museum featuring an excellent displays of South Dakota fossils, minerals from around the world and South Dakota Minerals.

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The museum is located on the campus of Mining and Technology school on the second floor. They do have an elevator. This is a great place for those who like dino's. The kids in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
barbaragwen270
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Sebastian, Florida
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Sebastian, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum is located on the campus of Mining and Technology school on the second floor. They do have an elevator. This is a great place for those who like dino's. The kids in the museum while we were there, we having a ball. It's truly one of the most outstanding museums I've been in, not for size, but rather... More 

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Palmetto, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On campus upstairs whole floor. Campus was very nice.bones, fossils, replicas, minerals, ores, stones, etc was a nice collection well presented entry is Free.

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Thank crittergirl
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed seeing and reading about the dinosaurs that roamed the Earth and seeing many of the rock formations from the area. It was interesting but perhaps not for everyone. A little hard to find as it's in one of the buildings in the School of Mines and Technology.

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Thank JOHNNY J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a gem. You can see the entire collection in under an hour, but you will learn a great deal in that time. Though small, the fossil castings rival NYC and the Smithsonian, and the curation is 1st rate.

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Thank Barry L
Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Museum of Geology on Labor Day. It is located on the campus of the SD School of Mines. We asked one of the students on campus for directions, easily found and ample parking right in front of the building. The museum is actually housed on the third floor. There are dioramas that pertain to the Badlands, also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is housed in the University. Wow - was I surprised with the amount of fossils they had, never thinking South Dakota in terms of dinosaurs. Every time I looked there was more information and another skeleton, most of which were authentic, not man made to look like them. The next part was the Geology section - an incredible collection... More 

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Thank Sharon S
Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

2nd time here. So many things to look at. Fossils and rocks and a great collection of them. Students staff and are very friendly and helpful. Gift shop. Cool inside. Great college!

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Thank Rdqueen
South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

I love the mounted dinos. This review has to 100 characters, silly rule, but rules are rule so here they are..

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Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

We were on our way to the Badlands when I picked up a brochure for the Museum of Geology. On a whim, we decided to stop! My son walked climbed the stairs and immediately said, "I'm over my head!" This place was amazing! Great dinosaur displays as well as many rocks and gems to examine. Plus there is a small... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

We were wanting something to do until it was time for our dinner reservation and this place came up. It has many displays of rocks, skeletons, and bones. The young man working was very informative.

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