Many of Earth’s deepest, darkest secrets relate to paleontology and the history of dinosaurs in various regions. The Black Hills are no stranger to dinosaurs roaming our lands, as weird as it may seem now. Dinosaurs that used to roam our lands have been studied and recorded in history, and that history is available for review at The Journey Museum & Learning Center by visitors.
Touch the bone of a dinosaur that once roamed this region. Learn about the famous ‘Sue’ the Dinosaur, who was originally discovered in the Black Hills and now resides in the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, IL. ‘Sue’ was discovered by paleontologist Sue Hendrickson in 1990 at the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. 'Sue' is the largest, most extensive, and best preserved tyrannosaurus rex found at over 90 percent recovered by bulk and is 40 feet long by 12 feet tall. The dinosaur was auctioned in October 1997 and sold for $7.6 million.
The history of dinosaurs is not new to the Black Hills, though it is a unique one. Through paleontology, scientists have been able to journey through their lives and discover many things about them and how they lived in the Black Hills as the hills were being formed. Their history is extensive, unique, and intriguing. Paleontology is documented closely and intensely at The Journey Museum & Learning Center and is available to be viewed by visitors. Kids and adults alike will enjoy learning about the history of dinosaurs in the Black Hills.
Take a step back in time on your journey while learning about the history of dinosaurs and how paleontology has shaped our community and region. The Journey Museum & Learning Center takes pride in its collection of dinosaur history, a history that is extensive. There are very few places where you can touch bones of dinosaurs found in the region, but at The Journey Museum & Learning Center, you can do just that.
The Journey Museum & Learning Center regularly adds new events, exhibits, and features to the expansive museum, covering American history, Black Hills history, and Native American culture.
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