The Journey Museum and Learning Center, Rapid City

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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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Where to stay in Rapid City

In Rapid City you'll find a variety of hotels and motels, but you can expect their rates to vary considerably depending on the season. Those located downtown provide easy walking access to some of the area's most popular restaurants and bars. Visitors wanting to explore the iconic Mount Rushmore or Custer State Park attractions may prefer the convenience of a hotel along Interstate 90. If you want a scenic escape, look for a bed and breakfast, campsite, or cabin in the surrounding Black Hills National Forest.
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  • Took 2 of the grand kids to the Journey for a couple hours. The admission fee was $22 for the 3 of us which was not too bad. We wandered around a bit and the girls had fun with the many interactive th...  more »
  • This is walking distance from the Rushmore Hotel. There are many interactive exhibits for kids. to play with. Displays show the history of the area back to the dinosaurs. Small admission fee, but seni...  more »
  • The videos are worth the time to watch. Amazing what the Lakota tribes have endured and still are strong.A people to be admired. It is also a good stop for kids. There is a dinosaur museum with some h...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Fantastic museum. Well put together and highly educational. I'd recommend taking your children here and participating in there summer camps.
  • 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.
  • 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.