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Museum of Geology

501 E Saint Joseph St, Rapid City, SD 57701-3901
+1 605-394-2467
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interesting collection of rocks and fossils.

I was there a couple years ago and found the museum quite impressive for a town and college of this... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Wonderful learning experience!

The museum is small but packed with tons of interesting exhibits. We spent at least 3 hours there... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
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We are a natural history museum featuring an excellent displays of South Dakota fossils, minerals from around the world and South Dakota Minerals.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
501 E Saint Joseph St, Rapid City, SD 57701-3901
+1 605-394-2467
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

I was there a couple years ago and found the museum quite impressive for a town and college of this size.

2  Thank englandsd
Reviewed 13 May 2017

The museum is small but packed with tons of interesting exhibits. We spent at least 3 hours there. The kid's section offers some really good hands-on experience for our 8 and 10 year olds. Two Thumbs up!

2  Thank tolive
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Love the fossil and rock collections, and the grandchildren enjoy this museum. It takes probably 30 minutes if you stop and look closely at the rocks. There is a little gift shop where you can buy a rock, or a cheaply made souvenir toy. Do...More

1  Thank David and Nancy O
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Real fossils, gem stones and a whole lot more. My husband and I could have spent much more time here if we weren't on our way to lunch. It was fascinating to view the many types of rocks from all over the world labeled in...More

1  Thank CabinQueen34
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The museum is located on the campus of the South Dakota School of Mines, it is easy to find and well signed but, , youdepending on when you visit, parking can be a big problem. But you will be "in the know" because you can...More

1  Thank hungrymen
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Myself (30's), grandma (50's), and my son (11) just visited and loved it. The staff was friendly, helpful, & knowledgeable. They even asked his favorite dinosaur so, that they can get one for display :) We all enjoyed ourselves learning more about fossilization, paleontology, and...More

1  Thank SarahFC84
Reviewed 9 April 2017

If you find that you have a free hour, this is a great place to spend it. Much bigger than expected. Great for adults and kids. Staff was helpful and friendly.

1  Thank S B
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Our 9 year old daughter loves this museum!! As did we!!! Lots to c!! Most complete T. rex skeleton ever found!! The luminous rocks in the black light room were so cool too!! They even have a fossilized stomach of a ? can't recall) that's...More

1  Thank Mtntopmama
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The museum had many things there that we did not expect to see! Dinosaur fossils and rocks and actually really cool stuff. We got there with only a few minutes before they closed and thought that will be enough time, kids would get bored with...More

1  Thank cranalan3057
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Located on South Dakota School of Mines & Technology campus at the Museum of Geology in the O’Harra Building, 3rd floor on University Loop and right on Technology Court. It has paleontology exhibits (mounted skeletons of dinosaurs) and mineral exhibits that are unique to the...More

1  Thank Pandamonium1362
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Michelle M
26 May 2017|
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Response from DanielleSerratos | Property representative |
The Museum is always free and open to the public during our business hours, Mon-Sat 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM during the summer. Our address is 501 East Saint Joseph Street and we are located on the third floor of the O'Harra... More