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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 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.

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

National Park.


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

We are a scenic train ride in the Black Hills of S.D.

Bear Country USA
Bear Country USA
Zoo in Rapid City, SD USA

A Unique Drive Thru Wildlife Park.

Black Hills Glass Blowers
Black Hills Glass Blowers things to do on a rainy day in Rapid City, SD
Arts and Craft in Keystone, SD USA

Glassblowing studio and showroom.

Chapel in the Hills
Chapel in the Hills
Historic Site in Rapid City, SD USA

Exact replica of an 850-year old Norwegian Stave Church.

D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery & Archives
D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery & Archives things to do on a rainy day in Rapid City, SD
Historic Site in Spearfish, SD USA

Free Family Atrraction in the Black Hills~ Feed the fish!.

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

National Monument.

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

Public plaza at Sixth and Main St. in Downtown Rapid City.

Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD
Museum in Hot Springs, SD USA

Ice Age museum features 50-plus mammoths displayed as found!.


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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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Rapid City Visitor Bureau


Rapid City Convention & Visitors Bureau

Rapid City Convention & Visitors Bureau


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Rapid City Visitors Guide

Rapid City Visitors Guide



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