As a VENUE: Discover unique gifts…

The experience is what makes an event go from ordinary to extraordinary. Hosting your special events at The Journey Museum & Learning Center provides aesthetic appeal and uniqueness that most venues cannot provide. Give your guests the experience of a lifetime at your special events with a variety of event rental options and combinations. We will work with you to do whatever it takes to make your event a work of art. Five distinctive event spaces are offered:

  • The Stanford Adelstein Gallery: Offers a dynamic and eclectic schedule of art, historical and scientific exhibitions that provide a stimulating atmosphere for special events. This event rental also has the capability to hold multimedia presentations with a drop down projector.
  • Wells Fargo Theatre: Ideal for multimedia presentations, this area has 143 cushioned seats that face a 22’ x 28’ screen with a stereo quality sound system.
  • The Joe Rovere / Minnilusa Pioneer Room: Located on the second floor with a wall of windows to provide an abundance of natural light and large barn doors, the library is an ideal space for meetings, small receptions, presentations, and other special events. A television is set into the wall for multimedia presentations.
  • The Board Room: With large windows overlooking the museum collections, the board room includes a large conference table. This event rental is ideal for meetings and presentations.
  • Gardens: Host the wedding of your dreams or an exciting outdoor event in our Native Gardens. With over five acres of charming western South Dakota native plants, set the scene for a memorable occasion.

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As a SHOP: Discover unique gifts…

The Journey Trading Company is not your traditional museum shop or gift store. The Black Hills and South Dakota are home to many products with unique stories and artists. From Black Hills Gold by Landstrom’s to stunning image prints and postcards, you will find something that you’ll truly love. Participate in a wine tasting, featuring popular South Dakota made wines such as Prairie Berry’s famous Red Ass Rhubarb, Calamity Jane, and Wild Bill. Delight your taste buds with the delicious tastes of raspberry jalapeño, apple butter, and wild chokecherry. Grab a bag or two of the famously flavorful pride of North Dakota’s Dot’s Pretzels. Dazzle your loved one with a remarkably fascinating and unique polished Fairburn agate (South Dakota’s gemstone) necklaces, specially picked, cut, and tumbled by a local artist. Books reflective of the collections line the shelves and educational toys provide learning fun. Take some time to pick out beautifully intricate and authentic Native American-made products. You’ll never go wrong with souvenirs or gift giving with something from The Journey Trading Company.

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Be a DONOR: Show that you care…


Every membership makes a positive difference in maintaining our mission of being both a museum and a learning center! Memberships at specified levels are offered: * Single* Dual * Family * Copper * Silver, and * Gold.


The Journey Museum and Learning Center is invested in serving the community and creating long-term impacts. Monetary Donations/Contributions, Sponsorships and Volunteering provide meaningful ways for you to support the Museum’s mission.

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