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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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This is an excellent museum!!

This museum was within easy walking distance from the hotel where we were staying. It is located... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ned R
Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
Nice little museum

This is a nice little museum just outside the downtown core. It has a useful exhibit on geology and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Seattle, Washington
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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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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Ned R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice little museum just outside the downtown core. It has a useful exhibit on geology and one on dinosaurs. It is also has a pretty comprehensive exhibit on Native American history and culture and on the history of Caucasian settlers in the...More

Thank iris423
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were absolutely amazed at the Journey Museum. The thought that went into the museum was nothing short of phenomenal. They started with the formation of the area millions of years ago and bring it up to the current time including both the people and...More

Thank travelingbeachbum00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great museum for the local history. Well laid out and lots to see. Many rare artifacts. did you know that SD is a big fossil location?

Thank Tim K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour bus stopped here. The museum is full of history exhibits and is really good to help understand the things you see on your trip. I loved the dinosaurs and history of the area. Also there were several things for kid to do and...More

Thank DrD0ugH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always like to find a local museum to learn about the local history of the area I am visiting. No disapoinment here. There was so much to see and learn and done in a wonderful way. Kids alike will enjoy the way they can...More

Thank Dolores W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to see the true history of the area, this is an a museum that you should see. Spend an hour or so and you will see it all.

Thank VacaCouple2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My plan was to do as much as possible while visiting S. Dakota. Of course, there wasn't enough time as I would have liked. I wanted to have some experiences concerning Nat. American culture. Reluctantly, we skipped some places. However, this little museum allows children...More

1  Thank anderson213
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We (my 5 year old and I) loved the interactive part the most. The wentzscope was cool. We were also part of the activities the offered. Mary Beth was great and gave a great tip about the trolley (recommend you ride and utilize). She also...More

Thank K P
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

My wife said she wanted to go to The Journey Museum while we were in Rapid City, so of course I was expecting Steve Perry and crew. Alas, it was not to be. The name is a problem. I wasn’t attracted to visiting because “The...More

1  Thank Nicholas N
Troy K, General Manager at The Journey Museum & Learning Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Nicholas N - Thank you for your review and the opportunity for a response from the "Journey"! "After All of These Years" (we opened in 1997) one of the continuing challenges we have faced is "What is a Journey Museum?". It is my goal...More

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Belinda W
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Response from MaryeeMH | Reviewed this property |
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