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Museum of Geology

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Museum of Geology

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reany1984 wrote a review Aug 2020
Atlanta, Georgia245 contributions28 helpful votes
The museum is free to visit, it's located inside the school campus. a showcase of beautiful rocks, stones, and crystals from the world, mainly from South Dakota.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Mary Margaret O wrote a review Aug 2020
Wilmington, North Carolina339 contributions98 helpful votes
This free museum was a great, short visit on the quieter side of Rapid City. It is tucked away in the School of Mines & Technology. Entire dinosaur skeletons on display. There is a cool childrens’ interactive section and a brilliant Mineral and Gem exhibit. Who knew that geology students sometimes lick stones to differentiate minerals? Of course, there are some that are absolutely poisonous (good to know!). Thoroughly enjoyable. Something for a rainy day or if you’ve run out of things to see.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Kari S. wrote a review Jul 2020
Hinckley, Illinois66 contributions9 helpful votes
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I’ve been out in South Dakota many times over the years growing up, but we never stopped here. We wanted to add some new stops for our kids! This was a nice and free place to stop, and they really had a nice collection and set-up! We enjoyed it, got out of the heat, and even learned a few things!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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teachhistory wrote a review Jul 2020
Kansas City, Missouri63 contributions23 helpful votes
Nice small museum with lots of geological artifacts. We spent about half an hour here. My kids loved the "glow in the dark" rocks.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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marygrace58 wrote a review Jul 2020
Columbus, Ohio658 contributions93 helpful votes
Recently back open due to Covid, very well managed for cleanliness and safety. The museum is located on a college campus and we find free parking right in front. The museum is well planned out in a timely fashion regarding dinosaurs etc. The rock display is awesome, They even have a children’s section, Plenty of bathrooms also.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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