The Archaeological Research Center
You will examine the lives of our early ancestors, from ancient hunters who lived in the Black Hills at the end of the ice age to the mining settlements of the nineteenth century.
Visit an archaeological dig. See and touch artifacts from the last 10,000 years. Visit with archaeologists as they put together the clues brought forth from the soil.
Try your hand at solving the mysteries of the past.
The South Dakota Archeological Research Center provided artifacts and interpretations for this portion of the Journey Museum. The SD Archeological Research Center is located on East SD 44 east of Rapid City.