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Rapid City Tourism & Sightseeing

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.

Top Rapid City Attractions


Family vacations in Rapid City include fun attractions like Dinosaur Park, Storybook Island, City View Trolley, and indoor and outdoor water parks. Learn the history of the Black Hills at The Journey Museum or get up close to wildlife at Bear Country USA and Reptile Gardens. Find the top 10 attractions to help you plan your perfect Black Hills and Rapid City adventure. When you vacation in Rapid City you can have outdoor adventures while still enjoying all the things you love about home.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Wind Cave National Park
Journey Museum
1880 Train, Black Hills Central Railroad
Chapel in the Hills

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Top Things To Do In Rapid City


Indoor and outdoor water parks, City View Trolley, interactive museums, galleries and wildlife parks are just a few of the things you will find to do in Rapid City. Downtown offers unique shopping, dining, Main Street Square and The City of Presidents, life-size bronze sculptures of past United States presidents on display throughout the downtown area. There are also outdoor recreation areas, hiking, walking and mountain biking trails, as well as nationally recognized golf courses all located in the heart of the city. Just a few miles from Rapid City, you'll find the major attractions of the Black Hills, like Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park and the second and fifth longest caves in the world.

Mt. Rushmore Black Hills Gold Factory and Outlet
The Elks Theatre
Putz n Glo
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf

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Top Rapid City Events




Casey Donahew Band at Deadwood Mountain Grand

07/26/2014
Thunder From Down Under at Deadwood Mountain Grand

10/30/2014
Chase Rice at Deadwood Mountain Grand

09/06/2014
Pat Benatar at Deadwood Mountain Grand

08/20/2014
Herman's Hermits at Deadwood Mountain Grand

12/12/2014

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Top Places to Stay in Rapid City


Stay at the best rated hotels in Rapid City. To ensure accuracy, our hotel guest scores come only from actual customers! That way, you can count on accurate reviews from real guests! The following hotels in Rapid City, SD are the higest ranked by our customers. View the hotel to see the comments and scores. With over 6,000 reviews of hotels in South Dakota alone, you can't go wrong!

Comfort Suites Rapid City
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From $160 / night.


Days Inn Rapid City Sd
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From $99 / night.


Hilton Garden Inn Rapid City
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From $199 / night.


Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Custer
Guest Score:
From $190 / night.


The Lodge at Deadwood Gaming Resort
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From $119 / night.



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Inexpensive Places to Stay in Rapid City


On a budget? If you are looking for discount hotel rates, the following rooms in Rapid City are at least 30 percent less than the average room rate of $67.

Days Inn Spearfish
Guest Score:
From $84 / night.


Dollar Inn Hot Springs
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From $70 / night.


First Gold Hotel and Gaming
Guest Score:
From $79 / night.


Quality Inn Spearfish
Guest Score:
From $82 / night.


Sleep Inn And Suites Rapid City
Guest Score:
From $79 / night.



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

Rapid City Weather


More Information


Find more information about Rapid City by visiting the local visitor bureau (Rapid City Convention & Visitors Bureau).


Rapid City Visitor Bureau


Rapid City Convention & Visitors Bureau

Rapid City Convention & Visitors Bureau


Free Rapid City Visitor Guide


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