The Journey Museum and Learning Center, Rapid City

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#4 of 9 in Museums in Rapid City
The five institutions that make up the Journey Museum are:

The Museum of Geology on the campus of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology; South Dakota Historical Society's Archeology Research Center; US Department of Interior, Indian Arts and Craft Board's Sioux Indian Museum; Minnilusa Historical Association; and The City of Rapid City Duhamel Plains Indian Artifact Collection
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  • August 13, 2017
    We were staying in Rapid City on a recent motorcycle trip to the Black Hills. On one of our non-riding dyes we went to the Journey Museum. We started out with a short movie on Native American stories ...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    I always enjoy visiting this museum. It's well payed out and covers the history of the area from the beginning of time. Great children's interactive exhibits and activities.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Staff was courteous and helpful. My mother was in a wheelchair and was well accommodated. The collections on exhibit were well presented. We were disappointed that the extra Native American displays w...  more »
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  • June 17, 2017
    Great place to learn about the geology, paleontology, and human history (both native and homesteading) of the Black Hills and nearby area. Outstanding display of all the different types of rock in the hills. Also showing astronomy and local interest shows in the auditorium.
  • July 4, 2017
    When this was suggested as a possible thing to do, I was ambivalent. I thought it would be a quick hour or so spent looking at stuff. Turned out to be an amazing 3 hours checking out the gallery and the exhibits. Highly recommend!
  • June 24, 2017
    Fantastic museum. Well put together and highly educational. I'd recommend taking your children here and participating in there summer camps.
  • June 3, 2017
    Too focused on Indian arts. I did enjoy the dinosaur section and the star/space room. The old west portion had neat things as well.
  • June 27, 2017
    I only give it a 3 because we are not history buffs. We don't read every description on all exhibits. The exhibits were nicely displayed.

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