Museum of Geology, Rapid City

4.7
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
The Museum of Geology at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology explores the natural history of Earth through scientific inquiry, preserves specimens and data as a dedicated repository for scientific research, and promotes understanding of geoscience and evolution through outreach.
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  • The museum is free to visit, it's located inside the school campus. a showcase of beautiful rocks, stones, and crystals from the world, mainly from South Dakota.  more »
  • This free museum was a great, short visit on the quieter side of Rapid City. It is tucked away in the School of Mines & Technology. Entire dinosaur skeletons on display. There is a cool childrens...  more »
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  • I loved my visit here! I really like how they have the minerals organized. There's even an area to keep younger kids occupied. Lots of great fossils too, but personally I am more of a rock-hound. The fluorescent display is really cool.
  • Great museum full of rocks, fossils, & a cute little gift shop! Worth a the stop for a self guided tour. Informative for kids & adults. It’s air conditioned too!

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