1972 Black Hills Flood

1972 Black Hills Flood
A free video library of stories about a devastating flood in western South Dakota.

Click the images below to watch our presentations

Click here for information about the 1972 Black Hills Flood project created by the Rapid City Public Library

The Journey Museum and Learning Center would like to thank the coordinators of this year's Hydrology Conference for allowing us to record and provide this educational content regarding the history of the 1972 Flood. Special thanks to Galen Hoogestraat from USGS for his efforts in making this all happen. Please click on the images below to watch.

Mark Anderson, USGS- New Light on that Dark Night

Perry Rahn, SDSMT- Landscape Changes in Downtown Rapid City associated with the 1972 flood
Keith Sherburn, National Weather Service- The 1972 Black Hills Flood: One of the Deadliest Floods in U.S. History

The Journey Museum and 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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The Journey Museum is currently in Winter 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.