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Rapid City Attractions

If you are looking for life in the fast lane, hit the road or the friendly skies and set your course for Rapid City! You'll love all of the great things to do in Rapid City, whether you are coming for business or pleasure. Expedia is here to help you plan Rapid City excursions that are filled with all of the favorite tourist and local spots on the map. Find the best attractions in Rapid City, and hold on to your hats! It's going to be quite a ride!

Perched on the Rapid Creek that it is named for, Rapid City has plenty to do by land and water. Make sure that your Rapid City tours include a journey to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. This man-made masterpiece has brought many a visitor from across the nation and the globe to gaze on four, noble faces of great American presidents.

Absolutely awe-inspiring, natural vistas await you as well as you stand on top of the world at Custer State Park or and Badlands National Park, or w. Walk among the trees at the Black Hills National Forest. And iIf you love the outdoors, you could easily spend your entire visit camping out in the open with natural wonders rising above you.

Looking for a museum or other unique sites? Some of your Rapid City activities should definitely include the Reptile Gardens, and Journey Museum and Gardens. The Sitting Bull Crystal Caverns is made for the adventuresome soul who loves to explore caves and other natural formations. Experience the spiritual at the quaint Chapel in the Hills, or enjoy the theater performances at the Black Hills Playhouse.

Rapid City is one of the must see places in the United States. Use wisely to make your plans a piece of cake and let the fun begin. Book your flights at great prices, find your accommodations, and rent that car if you need it. Making all of your arrangements so simple will give you more time to really get the most out of Rapid City. Happy traveling! Rapid City is sure to give you a thrill!

Things to Do in Rapid City with Kids

There are lots of outstanding experiences in Rapid City that the entire gang will get a buzz out of. Here are some of the top family friendly experiences in the area.

Free Things to Do in Rapid City

Leave your wallet in the hotel. It's easy to occupy yourself in Rapid City without paying a cent.

Museum of Geology - Old or young, this gallery will pique your imagination and capture your attention.

Art Alley - When you want to get cultured, stop here and witness the creativity on display.

Dinosaur Park - You can't beat this attraction if your aim is to let your hair down and just have fun.

Rushmore Waterslide Park - A swimming costume and good vibes are all you need for a splashing good time here.

Main Street Square - Stop at this local landmark and be wowed by its exceptional design.

Berlin Wall Exhibit - Get ready to feel like you've traveled back in time while exploring this historic attraction.

Regional Health - Strike up a conversation with a few locals and discover why many travelers stop by this place.

Chapel in the Hills - Stop for some quiet reflection and learn a thing or two about this site's spiritual significance.

Dinosaur Park - Grab your rug, pack some food and find a shady area to relish Mother Nature.

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Historic Rapid City

Historic Rapid City is popular for its abundant dining options, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Main Street Square or Art Alley.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there cheap things to do in Rapid City?

If you're hoping to make your vacation budget go further, you can't beat a Rapid City Scavenger Hunt: City of Presidents.

What can you do in Rapid City for free?

Your time in Rapid City won't cost a fortune with free attractions like these to keep you busy:

  • Dinosaur Park
  • Rushmore Mall
  • Monument Health
  • Storybook Island