Event Details

Turtle Soup - "History of Saloons"

February 2, 2018  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Advanced, paid reservations appreciated. Call 605-394-6923 today!

Presenter Kristi Thielen, Tri-State Museum & Visitor Center executive director, will share a history of the saloons in the West and their cultural, social and political influence. She'll also talk about the famous saloons found in the Black Hills, with a focus on "Saloon Street" in Belle Fourche. Feed your mind and your belly! Every Turtle Soup features a presentation on historic figures who influenced Black Hills history and includes soup from Angel’s Catering. Turtle Soups are included in a regular admission to the museum or are 1/2 off for members.

Typical schedule:
12 pm - 12:15 pm - Lunch is served
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm Presentation
12:45 pm - 12:55 pm Q & A

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 soup!

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The Journey Museum is currently in Summer Hours:

Winter Hours

(October 1st – April 30th)
10 AM – 5 PM Monday through Saturday
1 PM – 5 PM Sundays

Summer Hours

(May 1st – September 30th)
9 AM – 6 PM Monday through Saturday
11 AM – 5 PM Sundays


All individual admissions are good for two days with receipt.

Museum General Admission:

Adults (ages 18+) $10
Seniors (ages 62+) $8
Students (ages 6 – 17) $7
Children 5 & under FREE with family

Groups (10+ people):

$7 per person

Tour guides available. Please call (605) 394-6923 one week prior to visit to schedule.

Education Groups (12+ students):

$3 per student (all students 18 and under)
$5 College Students

Chaperones are requested. Special pricing will be extended to adult chaperones.

Tour guides available. Please call (605) 394-6923 one week prior to visit to schedule.