About Us

Look to where tall, granite peaks pierce the sky and 1.2 million acres of forested mountains dominate the skyline of western South Dakota. The Lakota Sioux named this sacred area, ‘Paha Sapa’, or the Black Hills.  

From the serrated sandstone spires of the Badlands Scenic Byway, to the undeniably iconic expression of America in the shrine of democracy showcased in Mount Rushmore, to the steady roar and rumbling of motorcycle engines at the Sturgis Rally, to Historic Deadwood where famous frontier woman Calamity Jane and notorious gunslinger Wild Bill Hickok ventured, to the heart-pounding rush of the herd of buffalo at the annual Buffalo Round-up, the Black Hills of South Dakota is where a vacation turns into an adventure.

Located in the heart of Rapid City, the Journey Museum and Learning Center will start you off on your journey throughout the beautiful Black Hills. With a passion for being a place for families to learn and play together, the Journey takes you through the enriching history of the Black Hills by means of four different museums: the SDSM&T Museum of Geology, the State of South Dakota Archaeological Research Center, the Sioux Indian Museum, & the Minnilusa Pioneer Museum.

Since our doors opened in May of 1997, the Journey has always had learning as a priority. With turning 18 this upcoming May of 2015, that priority is still unwavering. The Journey Museum and Learning Center will always be the education venue that serves as a forum to preserve and explore the heritage of the cultures of the Black Hills region and the knowledge of its natural environment to understand and value our past, enrich our present, and meet the challenges of the future.

The journey continues…

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Copyright 2017 Journey Museum | 222 New York Street Rapid City, SD 57701 (2 blocks east of the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn)
Tel: 605-394-6923 | Fax: 605-394-6940