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Museum of Geology, Rapid City

(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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  • Located on South Dakota School of Mines & Technology campus at the Museum of Geology in the O’Harra Building, 3rd floor on University Loop and right on Technology Court. It has paleontology exhibits (...  more »
  • As we had planned on visiting this attraction while we were in town it made for a perfect rainy day activity. We had planned to be there for a couple of hours, we lost track of time. We had to take a ...  more »
  • With so much natural splendor surrounding Rapid City, a gem (pun intended) such as this little museum nestled in the mines university is likely often overlooked, but is absolutely worth a stop. The fr...  more »
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  • 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