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The Museum @ Black Hills Institute

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Address: 117 Main St, Hill City, SD 57745-5106
Phone Number: +1 605-574-3919
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FANTASTIC!

I loved this place. I was on a bus tour when we visited this museum. I know you and your children would love to stop by! Please go, you will love it!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
thegrayhair
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West Columbia, South Carolina
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West Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I loved this place. I was on a bus tour when we visited this museum. I know you and your children would love to stop by! Please go, you will love it!

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Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Wow! Quite a find. There are many specimens for viewing. The Black Hills Institute were the discovered of Sue, the magnificent T-Rex. Don't miss it if you are in the area and have any interest in paleontology.

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Conifer, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I really enjoyed our visit. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the exhibits were small but world class if you love dinosaurs. We stayed much longer than planned and it was great to see Stan (T-Rex) and friends. Would definitely recommend if you are in Hill City.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is a good museum for children and adults. Several Dinosaurs and rocks to gander at. The admission is good for all year. They also have a gift shop.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This museum is loaded with real dinosaurs And I mean LOADED! better by far than the School of mines in Rapid City Real bones not plaster or castings All kinds of other fossils minerals and meteorites too!!!

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Ozark, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Easy to get to in the downtown area. Just walk up down town and walk in for a amazing collection. From full size fossil skeletons to rock specimens, they have it. Don't forget to look for Stan!!

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Worthington, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The Black Hills Institute is an amazing place, featuring an outstanding collection of large fossils, as well as rocks and minerals. But the stars of the show are the large dinosaurs, most notably the ferocious T. rex mounts. The staff is very helpful and passionate about their work. This is a must-see for anyone with even the smallest interest in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped in because of the collection of fossils and geological a treasures we had heard about. In addition to not disappointing, we were certainly impressed with the items that they have for sale. Beautiful treasures on display both in the museum and in the retail area (NOT your typical black hills gift shop).

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Thank Stephen P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Museum at the Black Hills Institute is a must see in the Black Hills area. They have a one of a kind fossil collection from all over the world. The collection includes invertebrate fossils, plant fossil, and dinosaur fossils. Some dinosaurs are replicas but a large number are the real thing. They have the actual skull of Stan the... More 

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Manitoba
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We have visited many museums to see dinosaur fossils and this is one of the best. They have a broad selection of full skeletons and interesting displays. A government funded museum would probably display this collection in a space at least 10 times larger. For dinosaur lovers it is especially cool to understand the work that is done by the... More 

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