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The Journey Museum & Learning Center

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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An excellent educational museum.

Folks, I have been to many museums throughout the American West. This is one of the best, and for a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Joe S
Fort Collins, Colorado
Lots to see and read

Our road scholar tour took us to the journey museum so that we could see the exhibits which were... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Susan G
New Rochelle, New York
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Open all year long! Your Black Hills Journey starts here. The Journey Museum & Learning Center brings together four major prehistoric and historic collections to tell the complete story of the Western Great Plains - from the perspective of the...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
222 New York St, Rapid City, SD 57701-1199
+1 605-394-6923
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All reviews hands on activities native americans early settlers south dakota history black hills lakota sioux gold rush interactive areas local history children and adults couple of hours gift shop all ages rock formations well worth the visit rainy day rapid city area
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Folks, I have been to many museums throughout the American West. This is one of the best, and for a very basic reason- there is a LOT of material culture to study and observe. Many of the modern or updated museums are going to an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our road scholar tour took us to the journey museum so that we could see the exhibits which were the most interesting. There was a children's section as well as lots of information that adults would benefit from about the history of the area. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Susan G
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Well done Rapid City. This small museum packs a lot of history into a small building. The collection covers the history of this area from pre-historic periods to the European settlement. Well worth a stop. The staff was welcoming and we started on the trip...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joe H
Reviewed 17 October 2018

This excellent museum has a complete history of the Rapid City-Black Hills area from hundreds of millions of years ago to recent times. Some authentic relics include a bugle retrieved by a Native American warrior at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Well laid...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

very interesting exhibits - spent about 4 hours here, stuff on indians, early settlers, great flood.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank James D
Reviewed 10 October 2018

An outstanding presentation give by Sitting Bulls Great Grandson This is one in a series of lunch presentations known as Turtle Soup, no turtles involved :) be sure the check out the journeys website for eh upcoming schedule

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John L
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I visited the museum on the last day of my trip. I really enjoyed my visit. Really gives you an historical overview of the Rapid City area. Must do with kids.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Phila08
Reviewed 29 September 2018

We really enjoyed this museum -- except we skipped the boring too technical paleoman section -- but the Native American and pioneer-farmer sections were educational, handsome, wonderfully compactly presented, and very informative. However, the film is crummy and I would avoid it, and beware if...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wesstdun
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Everybody is looking for a gimmick...to sell food, to sell clothes, to sell a sport, to sell a museum. That's right, a museum. To promote the Journey Museum & Learning Center in Rapid City, South Dakota, which was opened in 1997, the administrators conceived of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 26 September 2018

This museum was within easy walking distance from the hotel where we were staying. It is located in a park. They have done an excellent job in organizing and arranging the exhibits which focus on local paleontology (South Dakota is an important site for fossils...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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This is not a large museum and the exhibits are clearly marked but not overly "word-y". Two hours should be adequate if you move right along. But I must admit I spent ALOT of time looking at those items that had a past... More