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Museum of Geology, Rapid City

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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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  • A very nice museum with lots of cool things to check out and learn about. It is also free, so that is nice. 
    A very nice museum with lots of cool things to check out and learn about. It is also free, so that is nice.  more »
  • This was free and excellent! It had all kinds of fossils in dioramas and also seashells. There were all kinds of rocks in different displays. This is a must see for all ages. I had worried about... 
    This was free and excellent! It had all kinds of fossils in dioramas and also seashells. There were all kinds of rocks in different displays. This is a must see for all ages. I had worried about...  more »
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  • Great FREE museum with some incredible specimens! They have a well curated collection of both fossils and mineral/rocks. The museum itself isn't spectacularly large, but if you really enjoy this kind of stuff, you can expect to spend at least 30 minutes looking at and reading about all the things on display. There is a small kids' area for the younger visitors, and there are bathrooms and a gift shop inside as well. Considering the geological history of the area, this is definitely worth a visit.
  • Truly nifty place to visit with both dinosaur fossils as well as many fossilized stones and gems. Not a huge facility but you can spend a long time there. Staff is very friendly and there's a small gift shop. You have to walk up two flights of stairs so be prepared. Restrooms are available be prepared that he'll be stepping back in time.

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