Museum of Geology, Rapid City

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#3 of 9 in Museums in Rapid City
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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  • It was a fun free activity with fossils, gens, stones, etc. My kids really enjoyed it, had a small, not overly expensive gift shop. It is sponsored by the university, so not crowed. Nice way to spend ...  more »
  • My date has been interested in fossils and all kinds of geologic topics since childhood when he used to dig fossils in the Mazon Creek fossil bed. This is an impressive and large collection and the mu...  more »
  • Great museum our 2 kids had fun. Easy to find. Educational. Would definitely do it again. Worth visiting when in SD.  more »
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  • This museum is the best out of all of the ones I've been to. I know why it's so highly rated because everything (rocks, gems, minerals, dinosaurs, plants, animals, etc.) is cool in all levels. The gift shop has interesting stuff to buy, too. I especially love that admission is free! This means even the poor residents and visitors of Rapid City with a car can see all the wonderful attractions in this museum. Everyone who visits Rapid City should not forget to visit it for hours of entertainment! I highly recommend this place!
  • Great little “short stop” to make while visiting. Interesting and educational. Loved the kids area.
  • Free museum which includes an impressive collection of rocks, gems and minerals. This is a great place to stop before going to the Black Hills Institute in Hill City (which has a more impressive collection of fossils, dinosaur and other other fossilized bones.) The gift shop is very reasonably priced. Great stop for all ages.
  • This is a wonderful museum. My six year old said it was the best part of her day. The fossils and Dino's we're impressive.
  • Incredible hidden gem! On campus as part of the South Dakota school of mining & technology. Quiet, cool, packed with exhibits and it's free.

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