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The Journey Museum Rapid City

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The Journey Museum
S222 New York St
Rapid City
SD
57701
Tel: 605-394-6923

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The Journey Museum and Gardens (7 acres) is a historical museum, with gardens, located at 222 New York Street, Rapid City, South Dakota, USA in the historic Black Hills. It is open daily except for major holidays; an admission fee is charged for museum entry. The museum contains prehistoric and historic collections related to the Western Great Plains of the United States. Exhibits include displays of local geology, archaeology, Native American culture, and European pioneer history.
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    The journey museum is not a huge museum. They have some nice displays and it is well laid out, but it is not the biggest or the best I saw on our trip. Then again, it was a bargain. With the Black Hills Coupon book, we got our family of 6 in for $7 (t2wo for one adult, kids under 12 for free - the kids are always free, not a coupon special).

    You start out in a room full of stars and then slowly go forward in time. There are dinosaur fossils galore, then indians, then early settlers and homesteaders. You end with the flood of 1972.

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    Great place for kids since there is very little else to do in rapid city during the winter months!

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    The planetarium is not really a planetarium.It is a screen with a movie about the planets.

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The journey museum is not a huge museum. They have some nice displays and it is well laid out, but it is not the biggest or the best I saw on our trip. Then again, it was a bargain. With the Black Hills Coupon book, we got our family of 6 in for $7 (t2wo for one adult, kids under 12 for free - the kids are always free, not a coupon special).

You start out in a room full of stars and then slowly go forward in time. There are dinosaur fossils galore, then indians, then early settlers and homesteaders. You end with the flood of 1972.

I would disagree with the review that this place is not for small children, however, unless the reviewer meant toddlers. Along the way, there are stations with activities for kids, including the ability to dress up as a pioneer or enter a tipi (teepee). And if the child is just into coloring, they have pages to color in almost every "room" in the museum.

The person who greeted us when we came in was most helpful and personally escorted us to the door, giving us a taste of what we would run in.

For the price, you can't beat this museum, except perhaps with some of the free museums in the territory (Belle Fourche, etc.).

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