The Journey Museum, Rapid City

Archaeology, Paleontology & Geology

Discover some of the richest fossil beds in the world

South Dakota is recognized as one of the premier areas for these subjects.

Sites and attractions around the state include: the Museum of Geology in Rapid City, The Mammoth Site in Hot Springs, the Prehistoric Indian Village and Archeodome in Mitchell, the Petrified Wood Park in Lemmon, and Badlands National Park - recognized around the world as one of the richest Oligocene fossil beds.

Thousands of years of prehistoric human and animal evidence lay buried in South Dakota. That's why amazing fossil finds like Sue a T.rex and a triceratops called Shady have attracted national attention after being unearthed in South Dakota. Explore museums and dig sites across the state that offer the thrill of discovering remnants from another time.

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Museum of Geology, School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City
Archaeology & Paleontology
Rapid City
World Fossil Finder Museum, Hot Springs
Archaeology & Paleontology
Hot Springs
Dinosaur Museum, Rapid City
Archaeology & Paleontology
Rapid City
The Mammoth Site
Archaeology & Paleontology
Hot Springs
Dinosaur Fossils!
Archaeology & Paleontology
Belle Fourche
Illustrated image of three bison grazing in Custer State Park. The Needles rock formation is visible in the background.
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