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BLACK HILLS, SD FAMOUS DINOSAUR MUSEUM AND TOY MUSEUM

8971 S Highway 16, Rapid City, South Dakota, 57702

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* FOR SALE

$4,300,000

MLS: 40021-23001

4.14 Acres

12,000 SqFt

4 beds

3.0 baths

What You Should Know

  • Dinosaur Museum SD

  • Black Hills Dinosaur Museum

  • Toy Museum SD

  • Tourism Investment

  • Black Hills Tourism

  • Commercial Property SD

  • Black Hills Investment

  • Black Hills Museums

Why You'll Love It

Rare opportunity to own Black Hills’ famous Dinosaur Museum! Or build your own vision! 

Located next to one of the oldest & largest attractions in South Dakota: Reptile Gardens. 

 

The 4.14 acre property offers the Dinosaur Museum, Toy Museum, cabin, sheds, house, mini golf & maze. Attractions along this stretch of highway are the first stop for people heading to Mt. Rushmore 

 

Buyer has the opportunity to purchase businesses with property, with management & property owner willing to offer transition of company ownership. A licensed tree farm also operates on the property. 

 

Attracting thousands of visitors a year, the museum, a 12,000 sq ft building, has rare fossils, two public restrooms, gift shop, and life-size displays that are some of the world’s most realistic & accurate sculptures of popular species on display, including velociraptor, pterodactyl, and the fearsome tyrannosaurus rex.  (both museums are ADA compliant) 

There are many additional activities for visitors to enjoy after viewing the dinosaurs! The Toy Museum, mirror maze, or mini golf are great for everyone, especially visitors looking for a variety of things to do. There are electric & natural gas HVAC units around the museum. 

  

The 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home on the property is perfect for your manager/groundskeeper! Enjoy the open front porch and being nestled into the trees along the Spring Creek. The south lawn has beautiful sweeping views from the fire pit next to the creek.   

  

Other employee housing includes a cabin with bath/shower & electricity/Wi-Fi.  

 

Property has an onsite 120’ well (new pipe/pump replaced in 2017) and newly installed 2” main 

(water main to museum was redone and installed 6 – 8 ft deep with 100-yr pipe) 

Front lawn has a newly upgraded sprinkler system, with colorful trees, shrubs, and large rocks.  

There is also a commercial grade, ceramic septic in excellent condition next to the front parking lot. A new 6” drain pipe was installed deeper to code from the house to septic in 2020. 

Well tank sits 7 ft deep and is easy to access and keep warm during the winter. 

 

The back of the Dinosaur Museum features washer/dryer & outdoor bathroom with shower. 

There are garden hose hookups on all sides of the Dinosaur Museum, as well as two garden hose hookups on the north & south side of the house. 

 

An insulated shed sits near the mini golf and cabin, with an additional CAT-5 Wi-Fi cable running to the back of the property for RV Wi-Fi or security hookups.  

 

The home features two storage sheds, fenced backyard, carport. 

It also has modern Wi-Fi, DirectTV, 200-amp panel, laundry, kitchen, central heat/AC, newly installed 27LE wood burning stove (to code), and two large walk-in closets.  

The wood burning stove easily heats the entire home if needed. 

 Other amenities of the property include watershed control and many exotic trees and shrubs: Sweet Cherry, Bali Cherry, American Plum, Raspberry, Choke Cherry, and an assortment of apple trees. Privacy screens & windbreaks are made up of firs, spruce, pine, and many other species.

Nestled in the bottom of the valley, this property makes a great First Impression the valley, this property makes a great First Impression of the Black Hills.

2021 Property Taxes- $6,588

Where You'll Find It

  • Street Address: 8971 S Highway 16
  • City: Rapid City
  • State: South Dakota
  • County: Pennington

Ali Larson

Broker Associate/ South Dakota Sales Manager