December free day at Journey Museum | Black Hills Travel Blog
  • December free day at Journey Museum

journey museum fossils623

The Journey Museum will be hosting an afternoon of free admission on Sunday, December 13th from 1 to 5 p.m.

On the 13th, in exchange for the afternoon of free admission to the museum, the staff is asking all visitors to bring a few non-perishable food items to donate to the KOTA Care & Share food. All food items and proceeds donated will benefit community food banks in South Dakota.

With it"s combination of American Indian heritage, western history displays and archeological discoveries, Rapid City"s Journey Museum is an amazing place to visit.

The museum is the home to some very interesting dinosaurs - and we"re not talking about the big green concrete types you see elsewhere in the Black Hills. These are the real things - dinosaur fossils - carefully excavated and restored for all to see.

Also in the Journey Museum, are impressive collections of Sioux Indian artifacts - most of which have been obtained from the Pine Ridge, Rosebud and Cheyenne River reservations.

There are gold-rush era exhibitions, information about the Battle of Little Big Horn slots and the list goes on and on. It"s tough to describe everything you"ll see at the Journey Museum, so your best bet is to go make a visit for yourself.

Sunday, December 13th will give you and your family the perfect opportunity to go to the Journey Museum and learn more about Black Hills history. At the same time, you"ll be helping a very good cause this holiday season with your food donations at the door.

I"m going grocery shopping tonight and I plan to pick up a few extras for this event. I hope you"ll plan to do the same - see you at the museum!

About the Author

Joe is a resident of Spearfish, S.D. He grew up in the tall-corn state of Iowa, where he developed an early interest in all things outdoors. After high school he moved to Vermillion, S.D., where he earned his bachelor’s degree in public relations and advertising.

During his college years, two things caught his attention: the beauty of western South Dakota’s Black Hills and a girl from those Black Hills. After graduating from college, Joe traveled across the country as a recruiter for the University of South Dakota. He saw the sights from Pittsburgh to Las Vegas and everywhere in between, but it was the Black Hills (and the girl) that kept drawing him back.

He and wife moved back to the Black Hills in 2008. He's an avid hiker, mountain biker and road cyclist whose future plans include trying to fit a pair of kayaks into the spare bedroom.

| More articles by the author