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Museum of Geology, Rapid City

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4.7/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
The Museum of Geology at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology explores the natural history of Earth through scientific inquiry, preserves specimens and data as a dedicated repository for scientific research, and promotes understanding of geoscience through outreach.
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  • There really is a lot to see in this small museum. If you love fossils and/or rocks this place is really worth a visit. There's lots of local/regional finds which are always interesting. The kids area...  read more »
  • For a small school this is a fantastic museum. The displays they have rival those you'd expect to see at the Smitsonium. Take some time an visit. You'll enjoy it. 
  • 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...  read more »
  • Fun! Enthusiastic staff and great collection of interesting rocks and fossils. My son loved the real t-Rex head and touching dino bones.
  • Great collection of fossils and rocks. It is free as well and a good way to spend the afternoon.
  • Smaller than expected, but what I saw was interesting. Had a cute little gift shop, but nowhere to press pennies for souvenirs.
  • Great stop on the way to the Badlands. Lots of knowledgeable people to ask about geology and paleontology.
  • Great school incredible museum
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