The Journey Museum and Learning Center, Rapid City

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#4 of 10 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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  • I have lived in Rapid City for a number of years and finally decided to take my son to The Journey. I was pleasantly surprised with the exhibits and especially the friendly staff, particularly Donnie....  more »
  • Very well curated museum which details the history of Rapid City and Black Hills, prehistoric through present day. The history of the West between 1870-1920 which is overlooked in high school is richl...  more »
  • The museum is medium sized but all the displays are very well done. Staff are great! Nice theater!!!  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.

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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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