The archaeology of the Black Hills has helped shape how our community is formed, functions, and what we know about early life in the Black Hills. Through its study, the Black Hills history we know today has helped our journey to how we function as a society. The Journey Museum and Learning Center has worked tirelessly to document and portray everything we know about Black Hills history through archaeology.

You will examine the lives of our early ancestors, from ancient hunters who lived in the Black Hills at the end of the Ice Age to the mining settlements of the nineteenth century. Visit an archaeological dig and get your hands dirty exploring the Black Hills history. See and touch artifacts from the last 10,000 years and learn how they have helped us discover how society functioned back then. Try your hand at solving the mysteries of the past and learn more about how archaeology has helped shape Black Hills history.

From the Badlands to the tree topped hills, the Black Hills history has taught us much about how life was lived 10,000 years ago on the very land that we live now. Archaeology is crucial to discovering those secrets. You will get to learn things as simple as what did early settlers use to drink out of, how did they speak, and things as complicated as how did they hunt for food and what kinds of clothing did they wear on a regular basis. You may be surprised by what you learn about the journey from then to now amongst the same land and area. The Journey Museum and Learning Center has worked tirelessly to put together a living history of the things that archaeology has taught us over the years of our beloved Black Hills.

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.