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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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Fossils and facts

This museum is a must for persons interessted in Paleontology and Geology. The staff is very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
577seamus
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Grand Junction, Colorado
Packed full of Dino info

Kids loved it and it held my interest as well. Our oldest teen has wanted to be a paleontologist... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
josephmN1281UJ
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Barboursville, VA, United States
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“t rex” (35 reviews)
“gift shop” (34 reviews)
“on display” (14 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 06:30
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117 Main St, Hill City, SD 57745-5106
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+1 605-574-3919
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"t rex"
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"gift shop"
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"on display"
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"small space"
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"dinosaur skeletons"
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"real fossils"
in 7 reviews
"amazing collection"
in 5 reviews
"black hills"
in 39 reviews
"interesting displays"
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"interesting place"
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"great place to visit"
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"for sale"
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"whole family"
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"south dakota"
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"stan"
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"sue"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is a must for persons interessted in Paleontology and Geology. The staff is very knowledgable and you will find expert advice and knowledge on the dinosaur replicas and artifacts within the museum. This is affiliated with more than just this area and expands...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Kids loved it and it held my interest as well. Our oldest teen has wanted to be a paleontologist since age three. He spent a couple hours enthralled by the exhibits. There was enough variety in the small building to keep the rest of the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son is 11,and while this museum is small, they pack A LOT into it. Stan the T-Rex was the highlight, of course, but there were a lot of original and cast replicas of dinos from every time period. Bonus: admission ticket gets you admission...More

Thank SlyC830
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were surprised by the number of artifacts that this museum contained. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, the staff very friendly and helpful.

Thank nancyk3292018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took the kids on a rainy day. Took about 30 minutes to go through museum. Exhibits were pretty good. Shop had tons of awesome fossils for sale.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you go to hill city with kiddos or just think dinosaurs are cool you have to come here. They have many real exhibits, sure there are a lot of cast replicas too but the real fossils are awesome. It is in the old community...More

1  Thank faljas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our kids (ages 2.5 & 5) love the show “Dinosaur Train” on PBS. We visited and loved seeing so many of the fossils of the dinosaurs and other creatures featured on the show. They have some toy Dino’s for young ones to play with while...More

Thank SNPalumbo
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

There is a lot packed into this small building and our team enjoyed it all. They also scored some nice rememberences in the good sized gift shop. Great books there too.

Thank Vickie W
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

I just love these privately owned museums. Huge collection of real fossils and casts. Huge skeletons and specimens from all over the world. Staff was very informative and passionate about the collection. Best part..your very nominal admission fee covers you for an entire year! Too...More

Thank MomAPRN
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Great place to learn about geology and paleontology. Priced right at $6 for seniors and can return for repeat visits. Knowledgeable and friendly staff.

Thank billp618
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allisonchesser
25 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.
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trieligiwypao
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.
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