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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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It's a fun place to go through with your admission price able to get you in there as many times as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Loree V
One of the best

I visited the museum back in July. Hill City, although one of the more touristy and less intresting... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Evan W
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117 Main St, Hill City, SD 57745-5106
+1 605-574-3919
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a fun place to go through with your admission price able to get you in there as many times as you'd like to in a year.

Thank Loree V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the museum back in July. Hill City, although one of the more touristy and less intresting towns in the Black Hills, is still worth a stop to visit this great museum. The exhibits are cool and contain a number of Cretaceous aged dinosaurs,...More

Thank Evan W
Reviewed 2 November 2017

entertaing to the max, best keep secret, great for the whole family.lots and lots to see here. don't miss it

Thank R477YNmariab
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Museum is in an unassuming retail space in Main Street. The cost is reasonable and senior discounts are available. The room where displays are is relatively small for such a varied and complete collection of dinosaur and fossilized items. The inventory is large and displays...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

In a small museum there are some remarkable fossils including a 70% complete Tyrannosaurus Rex (Stan), a sea turtle, various ammonites plus a small display of minerals (petrified wood etc). We only had about an hour and it was worth a little longer if your...More

Thank Alan R
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Came upon the museum by chance. If you're into fossils and dinosaurs stop in. Small but worth a stop.

Thank cabralcj
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This is a nice little museum that is authentic and gives you a great perspective of the ancient creatures that roamed the earth. They have many real skeletal remains as well as reproductions. WE really enjoyed the visit.

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We ended up with some time on our hands on a recent visit to Hill City and decided to follow the advice of others on tripadvisor.com to see this place. What a good decision it was! The attendant at the ticket counter was charming, knowledgble,...More

Thank UTManAmI
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We almost skipped this little place and we're sure we didn't! The staff was so helpful and knowledgeable, with great, easy senses of humor. They were very patient with our many questions. The fossil and mineral collections were way more extensive and superior than we'd...More

Thank Phyllis W
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Its fairly small size-wise, but there is a lot packed in here! Great exhibits, even with "just" the one room it will take some time to see everything. Loved it Great gift shop too

Thank Jeff2Summit
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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.