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 - Apex Gallery
This unique gallery features educational art and science exhibits. Knowledgeable personnel are available to answer questions or offer explanations.
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 - Borglum Historical Center
Venture into the world of Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, from the blasting of the stone to the grandeur of the "Seated Lincoln." The Borglum Story will enable children and adults to step back in time and become part of the carving years.