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Museum of Geology

Open Now: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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A great activity for a cold and rainy day. The exhibits are amazing, fossils that show how well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Edwardsville, Illinois
Bones and Minerals

Excellent display and explanations of bone fossils and minerals. It is at the S D School of Mines... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
william s
Marietta, Georgia
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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.
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501 East Saint Joseph Street, 3rd Floor of O'Hara Builidng on SDSMT campus, Rapid City, SD 57701-3901
+1 605-394-2467
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great activity for a cold and rainy day. The exhibits are amazing, fossils that show how well preserved the animals were, and geology formations that have rainbow colors, including one that glow in the dark. This is well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent display and explanations of bone fossils and minerals. It is at the S D School of Mines on the third floor of their Geology building. There is visitor parking spots adjacent to the entrance. Entrance is free. There is a gift shop. Very educational,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our short time at the Geology museum. Thankfully m remembered this from when she and dad took summer schhcool classes years ago at the school of mines. There are many treasures tucked into this area & wishes we would have made more time....More

Thank VkmV04
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Very nice displays of minerals and fossils, many of which were found locally. Petrified wood. Dino bones. Geodes. Florescent minerals. Dioramas. All of it is free and don't let the fact that it;s on a college campus put you off. There were many people there...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2018

Museum of Geology has a wonderful collection of fossils and minerals. Many of the fossils were found near black hills and badlands area. The fossil exhibit is very impressive. It has near complete fossilized skeletons of Hornless rhino, big prehistoric pig species, hadrosaur etc. It...More

Thank Gautam B
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Very nice place to visit.this is my first time here in this place and I will come back with my other friends too

Thank Sudarsan99
Reviewed 30 August 2018

We could not believe all that was here. We spent two hours and got exhausted and had to take a break... it i a phenomenal museum.

Thank VacaCouple2014
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this informative museum. My date was already well educated in geology and I only knew a little but we both liked this place.

Thank pagepanther
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Surprised at the quality of specimens on display. Very enjoyable. It’s a quick museum to tour, it’s only one floor. Very good and interesting!

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Wonderfully active campus museum; the day I was there students and instructor were measuring, recording, rebuilding a plesiosaur! Dioramas, cases and casts abound for all who want to spend an hour or a day learning, admiring the past. Helpful students floated about. A very well...More

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Michelle M
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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