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Museum of Geology, Rapid City

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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 and evolution through outreach.
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  • Absolutely spectacular collection of artifacts found in South Dakota. Must see. Student staff of museum and store well spoken, knowledgeable and eager to share their expertise. Throughly enjoyable....  more »
  • Conversations with the staff and their knowledge of the displays. Enjoyed the information on the various displays that explained  more »
  • amazing museum. we're from ny city, and this museum is every bit as good as the natural history museum. do the kids' scavenger hunt. the campus is pretty as well. we saw a football practice and a...  more »
  • I loved my visit here! I really like how they have the minerals organized. There's even an area to keep younger kids occupied. Lots of great fossils too, but personally I am more of a rock-hound. The fluorescent display is really cool.
  • Great museum full of rocks, fossils, & a cute little gift shop! Worth a the stop for a self guided tour. Informative for kids & adults. It’s air conditioned too!
  • Really cool if you're into rocks/crystals/minerals. And then there's also fossils and DINOSAURS, including my wife's favorite, Triceratops. Perhaps not as big as other places, but if you're not close to the Smithsonian, NYC' Museum of Natural History, or the Field Museum in Chicago, this place is hard to beat! 🦕🦖
  • Very nice museum with excellent exhibits of minerals and dinosaur skeletons. It provided a great intro to geology and answered my questions of local nature, like the Badlands. And it’s free!!
  • outstanding, and free..dinosaurs, rocks and minerals, geology and history, staff is all work study, but really know what they are doing(not all geology majors..our person was a physics major...but she really knew her stuff. and if you want to buy rocks and minerals, the selection is incredible and so very cheap, and wide...most excellent stop...all local fossils and minerals, amazing

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