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C-SPAN: Rapid City Air Dates

October 4, 2019 - October 6, 2019  5:00 am - 12:00 pm

Rapid City will be in the national spotlight thanks to the 2019 C-SPAN Cities Tour.

C-SPAN crews were in Rapid City in September to record various literary and historic sites, interview local historians, non-fiction authors, and elected officials, as well as to conduct community outreach.


Local segments will air on Book TV (C-SPAN2, Midco channel 88) and American History TV (C-SPAN3, Midco channel 159) Oct. 4-6.

Mayor Steve Allender's segment will kick off Rapid City Weekend, this Friday, Oct. 4 - airing on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal program between 5-8 a.m. MT.

C-SPAN is available in Rapid City on Midco channels 55 and 705. In addition, his segment will be available to view online at www.c-span.org/citiestour after it airs!

As Book TV (on C-SPAN2 - literary programming) and American History TV (on C-SPAN3) air the individual segments listed below throughout the course of the weekend, they also offer all the respective programs to air together in special blocks:

  • Book TV (on C-SPAN2, Midco channel 88) - Saturday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. MT
  • American History TV (on C-SPAN3, Midco channel 159) - Sunday, Oct. 6 at noon MT

There is a special “Rapid City” web page at www.c-span.org/citiestour where each segment will be available to view after it airs! The air time for each piece will be available online once the schedule has been completed. In addition, all video segments will be available indefinitely on the C-SPAN Video Library site at www.c-span.org.

American History TV (on C-SPAN3) programming highlights:
* The Journey Museum and Learning Center - Flood of 1972 and Pioneer History
* Historian Donovin Sprague on the Black Hills
* Mount Rushmore Memorial
* Crazy Horse Memorial
* South Dakota Air and Space Museum

Book TV (on C-SPAN2) programming highlights:
* Seth Tupper, “Calvin Coolidge in the Black Hills”
* Nancy Todd Engler, “More Than Presidents: The Personal Lives of the Men Who Shaped a Nation”
* Dan O’Brien, Wild Idea: “Buffalo and Family in a Difficult Land”
* David Wolff, Seth Bullock: “Black Hills Lawman”
* Tim Giago, Oglala Lakota publisher and journalist, “Children Left Behind”

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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.