The Black Hills history is rich with the stories of a pioneer man and woman traveling across the land to make a better life for their family. By exploring the lives of these early pioneers, we are able to put together stories of how they lived back then and how their lives have influenced our lives here in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Your journey leads you to the not-so-distant past when mountain men, military expeditions and miners first set foot in the Black Hills. Illuminated story walls guide you from the European settlers first encounter of the Black Hills to the historic Battle of Little Big Horn and ultimately to the modern-day reconciliation with Wounded Knee and other historical events. See how the discovery of gold captured a young America's imagination. Encounter Jim Bridger, General George Armstrong Custer, Wild Bill Hickock, as well as the great Sioux leaders, Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse and Red Cloud - they all made their mark on Black Hills history here, and they will leave an indelible impression on you.

 

From their daring lives, we can learn immense knowledge about the early pioneer who made landfall in the Black Hills and how the Black Hills history was shaped by their lives. The battles, the early discoveries, the bonds made and bonds broken, all shaped how our lives are now. The pioneer history is a unique one filled with trials and tribulations, and it is all on display at the Journey Museum & Learning Center for you to learn from.

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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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Hours

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

Admission

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.