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Pawnseum

Closes in 26 min: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Who would have thought?

By creating a pawn shop and museum the footfall must be greatly increased. The display of clocks at... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
Davidbignose
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Woodstock, Vermont
Great stop.

We stopped in just to see what this place was all about. Definately a unique store. Friendly... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Brad L
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Iowa
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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...more
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629 St. Joseph, Rapid City, SD 57701
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

By creating a pawn shop and museum the footfall must be greatly increased. The display of clocks at the rear, including some great cuckoo clocks is really impressive.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Davidbignose
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We stopped in just to see what this place was all about. Definately a unique store. Friendly staff, very willing to help and direct you to interesting things. Thanks!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Brad L
Reviewed June 24, 2018

I was expecting to find this incredible store after reading all the great reviews online. But I have to admit that I was underwhelmed. It is basically a nice pawn shop that has some interesting things for sale.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank bobca1947
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

I was a bit confused and not sure what parts of the store was the Pawnseum. This is a gun shop, a clock shop, and who knows what wrapped into one. But there do seem to be a number of exhibits to check out as...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank williamo126
Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

We have visited Pawn Stars shop in Vegas so thought this might be interesting. It is a downtown shop (ample and free parking) that is larger and much more attractive, organized, and friendly than Pawn Stars shop. The clerk was welcoming, explaining the store layout...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank FrenchMD
Reviewed September 25, 2017

Not sure why they advertise in this way. It's an upscale pawn shop, apparently focusing on guitars and guns, with a large selection of grandfather clocks. There are a very few exhibits of historical artifacts from the area. It's free to wander through.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

This store is a pawn shop with a small museum inside. Michael Jackson 's glove is there and the smallest dog in the world. They also have great prices on their jewelry.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Chris W
Reviewed August 29, 2017

Stumbled upon the Pawnseum while walking around Rapid City before dinner and it turned out to be a great find. An eclectic set of things for sale some of which are truly amazing. A Michael Jackson glove; a series of 70mm color transparencies from the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank BobK53
Reviewed July 23, 2017

Staff that are really nice and point out exhibits of interesting stuff. There is real pawn that you can purchase but the exhibits have a lot of cool items.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank redheaddr
Reviewed June 8, 2017

This is an upscale pawnshop that includes exhibits of interesting regional historical items. The staff are welcoming and don't bother you if you are there just to view and browse. A nice experience. Nice place to visit when touring downtown Rapid City.

Date of experience: May 2017
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