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“A MUST see-your introduction to the Black Hills”

The Journey Museum & Learning Center
Ranked #10 of 74 things to do in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 Lakota people and the pioneers who shaped its past, to the scientists who now study it. Providing special programs and interactive learning experiences for all ages is our mission. All admissions are good for 2 days.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stroller parking
Reviewed April 3, 2014

This gem combines four incredible collections to tell the story of this unique regions geology, archaeology, Lakota culture and pioneer miners,cowboys and business people. There is no more complete story being told anywhere in the area. This is not a tourist trap - it is on par with any major metropolitan museum. Lots of great activities for the kids and the young at heart. Bring a lunch and eat in their gorgeous Native Dakota gardens.

1  Thank Reid R
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

Be sure to visit the Journey to learn the history of the Black Hills, the great Plains tribes and more!

1  Thank Elaine M
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

Very well done museum experience. My Dad LOVED the geology display which was one of the first stops in the museum. My son loved the dinosaurs and interactive displays. Mom loved the Plains Indian display and I loved it all! Great gift shop too!!! Really very well done!!!! They even loaned us a wheelchair to use because my Mom cant walk that far. BE SURE TO STOP THERE!!

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Reviewed February 6, 2014

Some very nice native American displays. Also some historical information about the area. A video about our universe was ok as long as you don't mind the big bang theory. Lots of rocks "millions" of years old.

1  Thank kdhenshaw7696
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

Had a wonderful time at the Journey Museum! I quite enjoyed the hands on aspects, especially when learning about the geology in the Black Hills. Also, I thought the Native American room was breathtaking with great effects and artifacts! Mark, you're the best!

1  Thank Joe S
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