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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will learn much about rocks touring this museum. It is free. Nice quick stop! You will learn a bit of dinosaur history there as well. Interactive opportunities for kids.

Date of experience: April 2021
Thank Lori D
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Reviewed 25 January 2021

The museum is located on the campus of South Dakota School of Mining & Technology on the third floor of the O'Harra Building (building 19 on the interactive campus map). There is a free visitor parking area directly in front of the museum. The museum has free admission (there is a donation box if you want to chip in). Taking the recommended clockwise path through the museum, you first go through the paleontology portion. It has many fossils from the small to very large (a full plesiosaur). Then you cross over into the geology side which has many examples of minerals). There is a gift shop in the geology side. COVID-19: Employees were masked and visitors were expected to remain masked and observe social distancing protocols. The clockwise walk through is also to promote social distancing.

Date of experience: January 2021
Thank ransom007
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Reviewed 28 October 2020

Stopped by on a rainy day activity and I am glad I did! Very nice museum and exhibits! Interesting to read about many rocks I found in my back yard as a kid and a lot of neat bones to see!

Date of experience: October 2020
Thank GavinGoesPlaces
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Reviewed 23 October 2020

We enjoyed this little free museum.. lots of interesting fossils and rocks with good explanations of what it is and where it was found. The badlands diorama was interesting as well as the murals depicting what the area may have looked like way back in the distant past.. well worth the visit.

Date of experience: October 2020
Thank Christine C
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Reviewed 23 September 2020

Hey, how about some signage to let us know where it is? Maybe if you have some next time I am in the city, I can find it!

Date of experience: September 2020
Thank bigtyke
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