Pawnseum

Pawnseum, Rapid City: Hours, Address, Pawnseum Reviews: 4.5/5

Speciality & Gift Shops • Speciality Museums • History Museums
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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What do you get when you cross a world-class Pawn Shop with an amazing musuem? Well...You get a Pawnseum. More importantly, you get the World's Only Pawnseum. And it's located in downtown Rapid City, SD (only a half-hour from Mount Rushmore!) At the Pawnseum, you will not only view rare artifacts like The Friendship 7 Periscope Lens, The Icebox Nugget, and "Pawnzi", The World's Smallest Dog?, We feature an amazing collection of Native American artifacts, Western Historic items, and much, much more! Lots of reasonably-priced jewelry, musical instruments, general merchandise, and Pawnseum souveniers are on-hand. The World's Only Pawnseum is truly a FUN place to learn!
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Rosie G
Missoula, Montana, United States58 contributions
Weird place. Pawn shop meets expensive jewelery store meets antiques, oh and don't forget guns too. Not worth a second trip.
Written June 7, 2022
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Tina
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This place is a wonderful place we will be back here any time, they are wonderful. They are friendly and help you out
Written February 17, 2021
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Suz S
New York City, NY598 contributions
Worth stopping in if you have time. Not a jam packed museum, but a - well - pawn shop / museum. Local flavor is held in their cabinets and it feels very homey.
Written October 24, 2020
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JohnRG
Bangor, PA215 contributions
Pawnseum is like a pawn shop plus. There are some very interesting items on display including native american artifacts
Written August 11, 2020
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BigRobUTSA
Odessa, TX483 contributions
At the corner of Bill Clinton Statue (city has statues on city corners) is the Pawnseum, which is a great place to visit and get out of the heat/cold/elements. It really is part pawn shop (lots of clocks and guns and watches) but there are cool things to see like one of Michael Jackson's gloves. Couple photo ops but not many.
Written June 27, 2020
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SCA
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NEVER GO INTO THIS BUSINESS ALONE!! They can EASILY do a switchThis has happened Twice to me where they walk away with your item you bring into their Business!! Also the lady who works the front jewelry case says Nasty, Mean things about their would be customers. She actually said to another employee, "Gee Jason don't you know about Menopause yet?" This business is HORRIBLE, CHEATS, and RUDE!
Written June 12, 2020
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Jon Galvin
Rapid City, SD3 contributions
Pawnseum, now called Presidential Pawn, is a great place to shop. They have a wide variety of merchandise as well as a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Your money goes a long way in this business. Also enjoy the many museum items that they exhibit throughout the store and leave with a little more knowledge about the early days of the Black Hills.
Written May 11, 2020
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Jan G
Rapid City, SD14 contributions
We stop in often, occasionally purchasing a gift for ourselves or a family member. Very courteous staff and full of knowledge!
Written February 11, 2020
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Stevefrench34
Saskatoon, Canada78 contributions
Definitely worth a stop if you are downtown Rapid City.

The staff were very friendly and one fellow essentially acted as our personal tour guide.

Although small in number, the "artifacts' were very well displayed and each had a little written history of the object- if you don't have a personal tour guide.

ps. if you are in the market for a firearm and a cuckoo clock this is your one stop shop.

Written August 16, 2019
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hotelmavin
Home453 contributions
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Collection 0f clocks, jewelry, coins, guns, and more. No admission and friendly staff who will teach about their treasures form used to new items.
Written July 16, 2019
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Pawnseum is open:
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM