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Rapid City Tourism and Sightseeing
Unpack in Rapid City. Unwind in the Black Hills. Nestled on the foothills of the Black Hills of South Dakota, Rapid City shines as a hub of this region's vacation activities. From Native American culture to the majestic National Parks and Monuments, you will find a wealth of opportunity in the Black Hills, home to the mysterious Badlands and Devils Tower, Wind and Jewel Caves, and the majestic Mount Rushmore. Custer State Park and Crazy Horse are also one-of-a-kind, must see attractions. Every trip to the Black Hills should include a trip to The Journey Museum where you can take an incredible trek through over 2.5 billion years of Black Hills history. Also, visit Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries, located in downtown Rapid City. Prairie Edge is an enormous mercantile of Indian-made goods showcasing the culture, crafts and art of the Plains Indians. Rapid City also boasts numerous free attractions, including the Stavkirke Chapel, the Museum of Geology, and The City of Presidents, where visitors can view life-sized bronze statues of our nations Presidents on downtown street corners. Coupled with the nearly 4,300 sleeping rooms located throughout Rapid City, nearly 100 quality restaurants and numerous enticing attractions Rapid City is the perfect hub for any Black Hills experience.   Skip to Best Places to Stay. Best Time to Visit. Visitor Information. View Map.


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Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Mount Rushmore National Memorial Top Attraction!
National Park in Keystone, SD USA

National Memorial The four figures carved in stone on Mount Rushmore represent the first 150 years of American history. The birth of our nation was guided by the vision and courage of George Washington.


Wind Cave National Park
Wind Cave National Park Top Attraction!
National Park in Hot Springs, SD USA

National Park One of the world's longest and most complex caves and 28,295 acres of mixed-grass prairie, ponderosa pine forest, and associated wildlife are the main features of the park.

1880 Train's Holiday Express
1880 Train's Holiday Express things to do on a rainy day in Rapid City, SD
Excursion in Hill City, SD USA

Take a train ride to the North Pole on the 1880 Train! Experience the magic as you take a one hour long journey from Hill City to the North Pole where Santa will be waiting to get on board the train and ride it back to Hill City. On the ride back, Santa will present each child with a special gift.

1880 Train, Black Hills Central Railroad
1880 Train, Black Hills Central Railroad
Excursion in Hill City, SD USA

Scenic steam train ride between Hill City and Keystone, SD All aboard for a two hour train ride through the Black Hills of South Dakota. The 1880 Train is a tourist railroad that has been in operation since 1957.

Black Hills Caverns
Black Hills Caverns things to do on a rainy day in Rapid City, SD
Historic Site in Rapid City, SD USA

Beautiful Cave Black Hills Caverns offers a fun family activity with cave tours, gemstone panning and for young children, a free crystal mine. You can explore the beautiful underground wind caverns, dig and sluice for rocks and gemstones in a lovely Black Hills location.


Jewel Cave National Monument
Jewel Cave National Monument
National Park in Custer, SD USA

National Monument Buried beneath the Black Hills of South Dakota is the fascinating underground world of Jewel Cave.

Main Street Square
Main Street Square
Scenic in Rapid City, SD USA

Public plaza at Sixth and Main St. in Downtown Rapid City Main Street Square is an outdoor public green space in Downtown Rapid City. In the summer, Main Street Square is a green space with an interactive fountain, and during the winter the space turns into an ice skating rink.

Putz n Glo
Putz n Glo
Golf in Rapid City, SD USA

Indoor Black Light Miniature Golf Shining a new light on a timeless classic, an indoor Black Light miniature golf experience that will ROCK you!18 holes in an over 8,000 square foot facilty, great art, music from the past five decades.

The Elks Theatre
The Elks Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Rapid City, SD
Theatre in Rapid City, SD USA

Historic downtown facility the hosts all types of events. Our historic main auditorium seats over 600 and host a wide variety of events: movies, film festivals, concerts, corporate seminars, private parties, ect.. Our screening room was the historic ballroom, with the dome ceiling preserved.


The Journey Museum & Learning Center
The Journey Museum & Learning Center things to do on a rainy day in Rapid City, SD
Museum in Rapid City, SD USA

Take a Journey through time in Rapid City, SD. The Journey Museum takes you on an incredible trek through time, from the formation of the mystical Black Hills over 2.5 billion years ago to the continuing saga of the Western frontier.

Wounded Knee Memorial Museum
Wounded Knee Memorial Museum things to do on a rainy day in Rapid City, SD
Museum in Wall, SD USA

The unforgettable story of the Wounded Knee Massacre.

Wounded Knee The Museum
Wounded Knee The Museum things to do on a rainy day in Rapid City, SD
Museum in Wall, SD USA

A narrative museum about the Wounded Knee Massacre Wounded Knee, The Museum, serves as a memorial to those slaughtered at Wounded Knee Creek, December 28, 1890.

Rapid City Visitor Information
Rapid City Visitor Information
Visitor Bureau in Rapid City, SD USA

Do Big Things in Rapid City! Rapid City and the Black Hills of South Dakota are full of family-friendly adventures, outdoor recreation and parks, monuments and memorials, like Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Badlands National Park.

Rapid City Visitors Guide
Rapid City Visitors Guide
Visitor Bureau in Rapid City, SD USA

Do Big Things in Rapid City! Filled with tips and information about Rapid City and Black Hills, lodging, activities, entertainment, dining, shopping and special events, the official Rapid City Visitor Guide will help you make the most out of your Black Hills adventure.

Visit Rapid City
Visit Rapid City
Visitor Bureau in Rapid City, SD USA

Do Big Things in Rapid City! Do Big Things in Rapid City, SD. Where buffalo roam and presidents soar, heart-swelling inspiration hits hard.

1899 Inn
1899 Inn
Bed and Breakfast in Deadwood, SD USA
Currently as low as $79.00/night!

Built in 1899 this historic Deadwood bed and breakfast is 5 minutesGÇÖ walk from dining and entertainment on Main Street. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property. Non Smoking Rooms.

Ace Motel
Ace Motel
Motel in Belle Fourche, SD USA
Currently as low as $54.00/night!

Ace Motel is situated in Belle Fourche. All rooms feature a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a private bathroom. All units at the motel come with a seating area. All rooms will provide guests with a microwave. Non Smoking Rooms.

Allen Ranch
Allen Ranch
Hotel in Hot Springs, SD USA
Currently as low as $40.00/night!

Offering water sports facilities Allen Ranch features accommodation in Hot Springs. At the campsite you will find a restaurant serving American cuisine. Allen Ranch offers a barbecue. The accommodation offers a children's playground. Restaurant, Non Smoking Rooms.

Americas Best Value Inn By The River Hot Springs
Americas Best Value Inn By The River Hot Springs
Hotel in Hot Springs, SD USA
Currently as low as $49.95/night!

In the center of Hot Springs amid South Dakota's storied Black Hills the Americas Best Value Inn features an outdoor pool free Wi-Fi and free breakfast.Outdoor Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.

Americas Best Value Inn Rapid City
Americas Best Value Inn Rapid City
Hotel in Rapid City, SD USA
Currently as low as $53.54/night!

Free Wi-Fi and breakfast a handy mall location and crowd-pleasing amenities equal convenient comfotable value at Americas Best Value Inn Rapid City. Swimming Pool,Outdoor Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.

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Best Places to Stay in Rapid City


Econo Lodge Custer
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From $72 / night.


Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.
Jagerhaus Lodge
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From $399 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Lefty's Hideout
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Non Smoking Rooms.
Pancho's Hideout
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Non Smoking Rooms.
Yak Ridge Cabins And Farmstead
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From $125 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.

Best Time to Visit Rapid City


The best time to visit Rapid City, South Dakota is during the spring, summer and fall. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the mid 60's and highs in the upper 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 50's. Fall temperatures are cold with averages in the low 40's and highs in the low 50's. Fall nights are cold with lows in the upper 20's.

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Monthly Temperatures in Rapid City


Month Low Avg High
January 10.3 22.3 34.3
February 14.3 26.2 38.1
March 21.3 33.4 45.4
April 31.0 42.8 54.6
May 42.1 53.5 64.8
June 51.7 63.4 75.0
July 57.6 70.2 82.7
August 55.1 68.8 82.4
September 44.6 58.7 72.8
October 33.8 47.3 60.8
November 21.2 32.8 44.3
December 12.7 24.9 37.0

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Visit Rapid City

Visit Rapid City


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Rapid City Visitors Guide

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