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The Journey Museum & Learning Center

222 New York St, Rapid City, SD 57701-1199
+1 605-394-6923
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Great displays and staff

Very informative displays and exhibits. Much to see. Great gift shop too. Docents very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Camas, Washington
very helpful staff!!

The staff met us at the door, and welcomed us while telling us about the museum. We got there just... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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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 Lakota people and the pioneers who shaped its past, to the scientists who now study it. Providing special programs and interactive learning experiences for all ages is our mission. All admissions are good for 2 days.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 13:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
222 New York St, Rapid City, SD 57701-1199
+1 605-394-6923
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very informative displays and exhibits. Much to see. Great gift shop too. Docents very knowledgeable too! Enjoyed the movies we saw too.

Thank casper684
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff met us at the door, and welcomed us while telling us about the museum. We got there just before a movie was to begin, and showed us the way to the correct room. My wife is in a wheelchair, and they were VERY...More

Thank michaelpO8689TD
Management response:Responded 6 days ago

Hello michaelp08689TD - Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We pride ourselves on many things here at the Museum but most importantly I hope we do exactly what you described. It is a pleasure to read this review and know that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent place to bring kids who learn through hands-on experiences. Young and old will find much of interest in these well curated exhibits. Videos with Native American story telling, artifacts and historical photograph exhibits. An excellent gift shop and friendly, helpful staff.

Thank 57RoadWarrior
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like other reviewers, we were pleasantly surprised at the quality and content of this museum. It does a good job informing people of all ages (and even though we're seniors, we enjoyed some of the hands-on features!). I thought their information on geology was far...More

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the best museum in the area that you probably haven't heard of yet. Set up well and has many interesting things for the kids and adults. One unique thing, in my opinion, is that the museum also includes some displays of relatively recent...More

Thank Nochmar5
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Black Creek, Wisconsin, USA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I rated this museum very good based on the content of its historical information. It does offer alot for kids but we were two older adults but we spent about 2 hours there. I think better lighting would improve things and the design flow of...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited the museum on a quiet week day. There were many interesting exhibits, but I felt many needed better signs and descriptions. No docents were in the exhibit area but the front desk person was able to answer questions. Perhaps our timing was poor....More

Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We were staying in Rapid City on a recent motorcycle trip to the Black Hills. On one of our non-riding dyes we went to the Journey Museum. We started out with a short movie on Native American stories about the stars. It was very interesting...More

Thank as3dgfad6
Reviewed 12 August 2017

I always enjoy visiting this museum. It's well payed out and covers the history of the area from the beginning of time. Great children's interactive exhibits and activities.More

Thank Laurie z
Management response:Responded 14 August 2017

Laurie z - Thank you for taking the time to provide a review of us on Trip Advisor. We appreciate your continued support of our Museum and the positive comments. We hope you are able to add on to your visit by seeing some of...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Staff was courteous and helpful. My mother was in a wheelchair and was well accommodated. The collections on exhibit were well presented. We were disappointed that the extra Native American displays were no longer available.

Thank Debbie J
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Belinda W
28 April 2016|
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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