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Distance 26 miles
Time Needed: Depends on your interest in rocks and dinosaurs
Best Time To Go: The exhibit portion of the Museum of Geology is open almost every day of the year; closing on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day, and Easter.

During the academic year, the Museum is open:
  • 8am - 5pm, Monday through Friday
  • 9am - 4pm, Saturday
  • 1pm - 4pm, Sunday
From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, the Museum is open:
  • 8am - 6pm, Monday through Saturday
  • Noon - 6pm, Sunday
Directions: Located on the campus of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Follow the dinosaur footprints.
Cost: Free
Highlights: Dinosaur bones and rocks
Description:
Mt. Rushmore is Open
                      All Year.
Open All Year
     The Museum of Geology has a collection of more than 250,000 vertebrate fossils and 6,000 minerals. The collection emphasizes fossils from the Black Hills and the Badlands from Jurassic and Cretaceous reptiles and mammals. Also on display is a large collection of minerals including all of those found in the Black Hills and surrounding areas.
    The Museum of Geology is both a teaching and a research facility and the staff is known to be helpful to rock collectors looking for the locations specific minerals.

  
Contact:
    Museum of Geology
    501 E. St. Joseph St.
    Rapid City, SD, 57751
    Phone: 605 394-2467
    Fax: 605 394-6131
 
 

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