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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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Digging for fun

Very small, but very neat to see. Gift shop has a very large selection of things, and not just... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Holstein, Iowa
via mobile

This is a very small museum but if you like dinosaurs there are lots to look at! Very interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Margo T
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117 Main St, Hill City, SD 57745-5106
+1 605-574-3919
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very small, but very neat to see. Gift shop has a very large selection of things, and not just dinosaur stuff. Everyone enjoyed themselves.

Thank 146dawnf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very small museum but if you like dinosaurs there are lots to look at! Very interesting place! Worth the entry fee.

Thank Margo T
Reviewed 1 week ago

After seeing the Netflix documentary about dinosaur 13 we had to stop in.We were not sorry this is great museum and gift shop .Glad to support these folks if you have ever had trouble with the government on any level watch the Netflix doc will...More

Thank simpleyme
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gem in Hill City one would never expect to see a vast collection of fossils and dinosaurs in such a small town. These guys are expert paleontologists, there's even a movie, Dinosaur 13, about one of their T-Rex finds Sue. She is in a...More

Thank mike p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinosaur-loving kids (and parents) will love this local treasure. Dino fans who have seen the documentary regarding the finding of "Sue" will surely want to visit the museum stocked by her true founders. Best part about this museum: 1. $7 entry fee is a steal...More

Thank jwiley963
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this little museum while looking for a Geocache. What a neat little museum. It only took us about an hour to browse thru the exhibit. Lots of neat fossils & skeletons. Great coffee & staff!

Thank 1VintageMom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting collection of fossils and stones/minerals for such a small museum. Definitely worth a look.

Thank B9827JIjohnc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great collection of fossils that were found locally as well as cast replicas of others. The museum is small but packed with all sorts of fossil and rock finds. The staff are quite friendly and will help answer any question. Your admission fee pays for...More

Thank Treefish827
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I love Paleontology; it's actually my third love, and so when I discovered this little gem in Hill City, I had to go see it. They have replicas of fossils of dinosaurs, and actually have the original reconstruction of Stan the T-Rex in all his...More

Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Your admittance gets you a full year membership! The fossils, meteorites and gems were the best we've seen. So much to see packed into an old elementary school gymnasium. GO HERE!

Thank joannaballinger
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26 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.
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.