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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 -- 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 beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota viewed from a new and unique perspective! The 1880 Train operates four steam-powered departures 7-days a week from early May through early October.

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.

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 our Adventure and Crystal Cave tours. We also have offer gemstone panning and for those kiddos Five and under, we have a free crystal mine.


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.

Missouri National Recreational River
Missouri National Recreational River
National Park in Yankton, SD USA

National Recreation River

Mitchell Area Community Theatre
Mitchell Area Community Theatre things to do on a rainy day in South Dakota
Theatre in Mitchell, SD USA

Community Theatre-Performing Arts Center We are a local area community theatre/performing arts center in Mitchell, SD. We perform five productions during our normal season. Our five season shows normally run in July, October, December, February and May and consist of musicals, dramas and comedies.

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.


Big & Rich at Outlaw Square
Big & Rich at Outlaw Square things to do on a rainy day in Rapid City, SD
Aug 04, 2022 (Thursday) Concert event in Deadwood, SD USA

Big & Rich August 04, 2022 at Outlaw Square in Deadwood, SD 8:00PM

Chelcie Lynn: The Tammy Tour at Deadwood Mountain Grand
Chelcie Lynn: The Tammy Tour at Deadwood Mountain Grand things to do on a rainy day in Rapid City, SD
Next Weekend, May 27, 2022 (Friday) Theater event in Deadwood, SD USA

Chelcie Lynn: The Tammy Tour May 27, 2022 at Deadwood Mountain Grand in Deadwood, SD 8:00PM

Chris Young at Outlaw Square
Chris Young at Outlaw Square things to do on a rainy day in Rapid City, SD
Independence Day Weekend, Jul 03, 2022 (Sunday) Concert event in Deadwood, SD USA

Chris Young July 03, 2022 at Outlaw Square in Deadwood, SD 8:30PM

Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show
Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show things to do on a rainy day in Sioux Falls, SD
Mar 12, 2022 (Saturday) Comedy event in Sioux Falls, SD USA

Interactive modern day murder mystery with a 4-course meal. The Dinner Detective is the largest, award-winning, interactive comedic murder mystery dinner show in the United States. We are now running public and private shows in cities across the country every week. Our immensely popular shows are set in the present day.

Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show
Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show things to do on a rainy day in Sioux Falls, SD
Mar 19, 2022 (Saturday) Comedy event in Sioux Falls, SD USA

Interactive modern day murder mystery with a 4-course meal. The Dinner Detective is the largest, award-winning, interactive comedic murder mystery dinner show in the United States. We are now running public and private shows in cities across the country every week. Our immensely popular shows are set in the present day.

Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show
Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show things to do on a rainy day in Sioux Falls, SD
Mar 26, 2022 (Saturday) Comedy event in Sioux Falls, SD USA

Interactive modern day murder mystery with a 4-course meal. The Dinner Detective is the largest, award-winning, interactive comedic murder mystery dinner show in the United States. We are now running public and private shows in cities across the country every week. Our immensely popular shows are set in the present day.

Elevated Rebellion / AFRO at BIGS Sports Bar
Elevated Rebellion / AFRO at BIGS Sports Bar things to do on a rainy day in Sioux Falls, SD
Jul 08, 2022 (Friday) Concert event in Sioux Falls, SD USA

Elevated Rebellion / AFRO July 08, 2022 at BIGS Sports Bar in Sioux Falls, SD 8:00PM

FOUR WINDS MUSIC & ART FEST at Icon Lounge + Event Hall
FOUR WINDS MUSIC & ART FEST at Icon Lounge + Event Hall things to do on a rainy day in Sioux Falls, SD
Aug 12, 2022 (Friday) Concert event in Sioux Falls, SD USA

FOUR WINDS MUSIC & ART FEST August 12, 2022 at Icon Lounge + Event Hall in Sioux Falls, SD 5:00PM

FOUR WINDS MUSIC FEST (NIGHT 1) at Icon Lounge + Event Hall
FOUR WINDS MUSIC FEST (NIGHT 1) at Icon Lounge + Event Hall things to do on a rainy day in Sioux Falls, SD
Aug 12, 2022 (Friday) Concert event in Sioux Falls, SD USA

FOUR WINDS MUSIC FEST (NIGHT 1) August 12, 2022 at Icon Lounge + Event Hall in Sioux Falls, SD 5:00PM

FOUR WINDS MUSIC FEST (NIGHT 2) at Icon Lounge + Event Hall
FOUR WINDS MUSIC FEST (NIGHT 2) at Icon Lounge + Event Hall things to do on a rainy day in Sioux Falls, SD
Aug 13, 2022 (Saturday) Concert event in Sioux Falls, SD USA

FOUR WINDS MUSIC FEST (NIGHT 2) August 13, 2022 at Icon Lounge + Event Hall in Sioux Falls, SD 4:00PM

Gary Allan at Outlaw Square
Gary Allan at Outlaw Square things to do on a rainy day in Rapid City, SD
Sep 02, 2022 (Friday) Concert event in Deadwood, SD USA

Gary Allan September 02, 2022 at Outlaw Square in Deadwood, SD 8:30PM

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Best Time to Visit South Dakota


The best time to visit South Dakota is in the 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 South Dakota


Month Low Avg High
January 6.6 18.2 29.8
February 12.2 23.5 34.9
March 21.3 33.0 44.6
April 31.8 44.3 56.7
May 43.4 55.7 67.9
June 53.1 65.5 77.8
July 59.0 71.6 84.2
August 56.8 69.8 82.8
September 46.1 59.8 73.5
October 34.3 47.7 61.0
November 21.0 32.1 43.1
December 10.3 21.6 32.9

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