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The Museum @ Black Hills Institute

117 Main St, Hill City, SD 57745-5106
+1 605-574-3919
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When you get to the museum they have all kinds of Indian artifacts. They have a TP set up so you... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Interesting if you're into Dino's!!

Came upon the museum by chance. If you're into fossils and dinosaurs stop in. Small but worth a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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117 Main St, Hill City, SD 57745-5106
+1 605-574-3919
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When you get to the museum they have all kinds of Indian artifacts. They have a TP set up so you could see how the Indians lived. You can see crazy horse in the hills . My advice watch the five minute video it explains...More

Thank pattiandjack
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came upon the museum by chance. If you're into fossils and dinosaurs stop in. Small but worth a stop.

Thank cabralcj
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a nice little museum that is authentic and gives you a great perspective of the ancient creatures that roamed the earth. They have many real skeletal remains as well as reproductions. WE really enjoyed the visit.

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 4 days ago

We ended up with some time on our hands on a recent visit to Hill City and decided to follow the advice of others on tripadvisor.com to see this place. What a good decision it was! The attendant at the ticket counter was charming, knowledgble,...More

Thank UTManAmI
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We almost skipped this little place and we're sure we didn't! The staff was so helpful and knowledgeable, with great, easy senses of humor. They were very patient with our many questions. The fossil and mineral collections were way more extensive and superior than we'd...More

Thank Phyllis W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its fairly small size-wise, but there is a lot packed in here! Great exhibits, even with "just" the one room it will take some time to see everything. Loved it Great gift shop too

Thank Jeff2Summit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing! If you think dinosaurs and fossils are even a little bit interesting, you NEED to check this place out! The fossils are all in one room, but they have sooo much to look at it! Stan the T-Rex is also really...More

Thank KHMpls
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're used to huge museums in big cities you may, at first, feel a little "under-whelmed" by Black Hills Institute. But once you get inside and see their extensive displays of fossils, minerals and large - I mean big city museum large - dinosaur...More

Thank Dave D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always make this one of our stops while in the Black Hills. Very interesting and educational for all ages.

Thank Randy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in after having lunch in town and loved it. Three adults and 2 children and we all found something interesting in there. I would definitely do this one again as I am sure there are things I missed. They also have a huge...More

Thank mororke
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26 February 2016|
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Response from Navalon | Reviewed this property |
Not by way of the front entrance, since there is a flight of stairs to go up. Call and ask if there a handicapped entrance. And yes, there's a narrow walkway once in the museum but it would be ok for wheelchair.
23 July 2015|
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Response from Man-of-the-Stars | Reviewed this property |
I think it was $7 a person to get in to the museum part. The gift shop, where you actually enter the building, is free.