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TOP 10 MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

Who said museums were boring? Rapid City lets you explore airplanes, wild west adventures and the biggest creatures that ever roamed the earth! No one will be bored after a day of digging up fossils and finding new facts about Rapid City and the Black Hills. Learn facts about presidents and the history of the Black Hills through sight, touch and sound at these 10 museums and galleries! 

1 - South Dakota Air & Space Museum

A unique opportunity to view aviation history as you stroll among the aircraft and missiles on display.

2 - Outdoor Campus West

Family-friendly outdoor education facility with hands-on exhibits and activities.

3 - The Mammoth Site Of Hot Springs

This National Natural Landmark is an internationally renowned indoor working paleontological site/museum.

4 - Prairie Edge Trading Company And Galleries

Prairie Edge has the finest selections of Native American art, crafts, jewelry, books and music on display anywhere in the region.

5 - Museum Of Geology

World-class fossils of Badlands mammals, marine reptiles and dinosaurs, plus exhibits of meteorites, minerals, ores and gold. 

6 - The Journey Museum & Learning Center

Take a journey through time at this unique museum with many interactive displays, including geology, Lakota culture and pioneer history of the Black Hills.

7 - The Dahl Arts Center

The premier western South Dakota arts center for contemporary visual arts, arts education and performing arts since 1974.

8 - Sioux Pottery

Witness as each piece of pottery is molded, sanded, cleaned, painted, carved then fired by Native American Sioux Indian Artists. After you learn how it's made, head to the gift shop to take home a piece of your own!

9 - National Presidential Wax Museum

History comes to life through a state-of-the-art audio narration system as you view artifacts and life-size wax U.S. Presidents in dramatic settings.

10 - Scultpor's Studio at Mount Rushmore

Listen as a ranger tells the story of the carving Mount Rushmore and everything that went into the making of this memorial.