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Bruce Travis Blankley
· November 15, 2017
It is a great venue. We brought our grandson and his parents from out of state to toddler story time on Monday. The story person was good and managed to get through the stories with toddlers who were ...very active. The exhibits are terrific and many are interactive even for toddlers. The only issue I have is that it cost us $40 admission. A senior discount for grandparents would be appreciated and appropriate if they are accompanying grandchildren. See More
Natashia McKillip
· October 27, 2017
We attended the Mad Science home school group classes and walked through the museum for our first time. Our family of 11 will be attending future home school group classes. Thank you staff for a fun ...learning atmosphere for my children. See More
Krissy Pushing
· August 18, 2017
Gift shop workers price gouging for eclipse glasses. One day he says they will be $10 and the next day they are $20. Is your museum that low on funding? Nothing shows your community commitment to scie...nce like ripping them off for your own financial gain! Crooks if you ask me who could care less about safety, science, or ethical business practices! See More
Julie Bell
· August 17, 2017
I did not like being deceived by the manager and the gift shop manager about the solar eclipse glasses. This morning I stopped by in person and was told by the gift shop manager that they were hoping... to receive a shipment in today but they did not know what time. She gave me the direct number to the gift shop and suggested I call back later. I called at 3 and asked if the shipment had arrived and I was told it had not so I went down to the museum to wait. The truck had showed up in the 45 min it had taken me to get there and luckily there was no line. The cashier then told me the glasses were now $20 each. I asked the gift shop manager if she remembered telling me earlier they would be $10 each and she said she did and then asked me to wait a minute while she went back to her office. I explained my story to the manager of the museum and he first he told me that they employees were confused on the price but then he tried to explain that they have ordered several at different price points and they had already sold out of the $10 glasses today. When I asked how they sold out in 45 min with no line, he stated that he is doing the best he can and that he is trying to be as nice as possible. I'm not sure why he made the last comment as there was no yelling or arguing, it was just a conversation on how I felt it was very deceptive and I thought it was wrong to not honor the original quoted price. The gift shop manager never returned from her office...I was under the impression that she would have honored the price if the manager had not interrupted. See More
Beverley Bebe Perdue
· September 21, 2017
It was really nice and the people that work there are so helpful.
Richard Burris
· September 12, 2016
Great depictions of historical and natural events and history about the native Americans , geology, culture and significant events . Amazing collection of items set in a variety of inviting recreation...s of the past. The exhibits and activities for kids is really well done. See More
Gary Ashley
· July 11, 2017
It was a very rich and the displays were easy to follow. I felt like we where walking through the time line on history
Ericka Adams
· July 31, 2014
Love the Journey museum and Learning Center, the activities for kids and families alike can step back in time and explore the beautiful and rich history South Dakota has to offer. I recommend this mus...eum to any family that is up for something fun, exciting, and so educational! Can't wait to go back See More
Maygan Gipson
· June 24, 2017
Fun place but disappointed to arrive and be told they wouldn't be opening on time.

Never fun to wait outside for 15 mins with a toddler :(
Otto Bochman
· August 27, 2017
History should taught and not be forgotten. Bring your family and learn!
Laura B. Armstrong
· June 5, 2017
I've been there three times in the last two weeks. Great educational venue. Rapid City is lucky to have a facility like the Journey!
Ritchie Nordstrom
· March 11, 2017
More good things are taking place at the JMLC. What a great financial turnaround at the JMLC. Kudos to the staff for all the hard work.
Joanie Carter Cruce
· June 12, 2016
Our 9 year old granddaughter loves it and she said we must go when we visit. We are so glad we went. It was very informative and we loved that the children could participate in the learning process. W...e would definitely recommend The Journey Museum &Learning Center. See More
Karen Burger
· September 18, 2015
The amazing staff at the Journey Museum took myself and the children in my daycare on a weekly educational adventure this summer. With the use of their beautiful museum and theater we were able to lea...rn and have a ton of fun! We truly appreciate everything this museum has to offer!!! See More
Chris Bove
· July 25, 2017
Kids loved it. Very friendly and helpful staff as well.
Christa Lee
· September 11, 2015
The reviews online do not do this place justice! It's awesome! The beginning room where it feels like your in space is the best part!
Erik Figuracion
· January 22, 2017
Great place to take the kids. Lots of things for them to do and touch. We had a blast.
GiGi Lage
· November 11, 2016
The Journey is a museum and so much more! Make it a point to stop in and discover what is new!
Neko Uzumaki
· March 15, 2017
Great place, tons of fossils and a lot of local history. A+++
Paulette High Elk
· March 25, 2017
We really enjoyed the tour, the students sure were quiet and attentive during the Lakota Star Knowledge video, I liked it too.
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Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Create your own luck today and tomorrow by making a leprechaun trap with us at Discovery Expedition! 3:30 - 4 PM Saturday and Sunday, FREE for family members. Here's more info.

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Soup is still on today! Join us at Noon for Poker Alice Turtle Soup. We're serving up a hot bowl of Irish stew and invite everyone to wear green to kick off St. Patrick's Day weekend
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What's at the end of the rainbow? Drinks and awesome prizes of course! Join us at 7 PM for History & Hops Trivia. We're welcoming the Rapid City Young Professionals Group to our Roaring 20s theme tonight, we hope to see you there too!

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If you needed another excuse to relax and enjoy a delicious piece of pie, then here it is - it's Pi Day!

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Don't miss Dr. Frank Van Nuys present on The Bower Family Band at Minnilusa Historical Association's annual meeting and potluck March 25!

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Bring your toddler in this morning to make a leprechaun mask! Toddler Tuesday begins at 10:30. More info -

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What better way to celebrate the approaching St. Patrick's Day holiday than by joining us for a night of trivia all about Prohibition & the Roaring Twenties while enjoying a cold beer or glass of wine? Prizes are awarded, so don't miss out on this night of fun!

Admission is free, with trivia starting at 7pm. See you there!

We hope the time change hasn't caught you off guard! We're gearing up to get In the Moment with Lori Walsh and Denise Ross at 2 pm

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Don't forget, Daylight Savings Time starts tomorrow! Set your clocks one hour ahead before bed tonight! We would hate for you to miss our 2 PM Sunday Learning Forum, In The Moment with Lori Walsh & Denise Ross, just because we sprang ahead!

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Good morning and happy Friday! Kick off your weekend by joining us at Noon for a Turtle Soup presentation on Crazy Horse Memorial's Ruth Ziolkowski presented by Ruth's daughter, Viga Ziolkowski

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Why make Turtle Soup reservations?* It helps our staff determing the amount of soup to order from Angel's Catering so that all paid reservations are guaranteed a bowl.* We can always guarantee you can see a Turtle Soup Lecture...even if you walk-up at Noon. What makes us nervous is running out of so...

Tonight's History & Hops is all about music! Boogie on down to the Journey Museum and show off your knowledge for a chance to win awesome prizes! Admission is free, and we offer a variety of beer, wine and snacks for purchase. Doors open at 6:30, and trivia starts at 7.

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A blast from the past! Who remembers this video that would play before commercials on MTV?

Tomorrow's Music Trivia Night will have lots of name that tune throwback questions. Don't miss out on a chance to win the "sweet" grand prize! No admission fee. Trivia starts at 7

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Enjoy a night of music with Hank Harris, who will feature songs from his latest album Tuesdays.

Admission to the concert is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for students (ages 6-17) and half off for museum members. This is a ticketed event, with the opportunity to choose your seat when purchasing tickets.

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Sad news...The Journey Museum & Learning Center sends its condolences to the friends and family of Reid Riner

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Minnilusa Historical Association

Our organization is devastated to announce the passing of our beloved friend and former director, Reid Riner, who died last Friday in a car accident. He will be... missed dearly.

Reid L. Riner, formerly of Hill City, SD, died Friday, March 2, in a traffic accident near Phoenix, AZ.

Reid was born in Wichita, KS on Aug. 24, 1966. He graduated from Rapid City Stevens High School, and then obtained a degree in History at the University of South Dakota in 1988. He graduated with his Master’s Degree in Public History from Arizona State University at Tempe in 1993.

Reid worked for the Salt River Project in Arizona from 1988-92, and then at the headquarters of UHaul in Phoenix, where he met his future wife, Terri Lake, from 1994-2004. They were married in 1995. Their son Mitchell was born in 1997, and the couple moved to the Black Hills in 2004 when Reid became director of the Minnilusa Historical Association, one of the collections at the Journey Museum & Learning Center in Rapid City. There he touched many lives around Rapid City and the Black Hills, becoming a recognized authority on the history of the region. He was generous with his time and always ready to share what he knew as a frequent speaker for local civic and historical groups. He coached baseball in Hill City, and served on the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Club of the Black Hills in Hill City.

In 2015 Reid and Terri purchased a home in Marana, AZ near Terri’s parents’ home. Terri started teaching nearby and Reid joined her in Arizona in 2017, less than a year before his untimely death.

Reid is survived by his wife and son; his parents Al and Linda Riner (formerly of Rapid City, SD, now of Kerrville, TX); his sister Camille Riner, brother-in-law Paul Horsted and niece Anna Marie Riner of Custer, S.D.; his grandmother Anne Loggie of Kerrville, TX; his mother-in-law and father-in-law Joan and Dan Christensen; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

No public services are planned according to the wishes of the family.

Memorials in Reid’s memory may be made to the Minnilusa Historical Association, 222 New York St., Rapid City, SD 57701. Condolences sent to the Minnilusa will be forwarded to Reid’s family.

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Join us this Thursday for an exciting night of music trivia! Bring your friends, enjoy some beer, wine and snacks, and answer questions on everything from classical music to rock in order to win prizes!

Admission is free. See you there!