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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

You'll discover plenty of interesting things to do in Rapid City with the young ones. Create new memories together with these family friendly experiences:

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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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Rapid City on a sunny day?

A Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride in the Black Hills w/Champagne is a great way to see the sights and enjoy the sunshine.

What can you do in Rapid City for free?

Your time in Rapid City needn't blow the budget with free attractions like these to keep you busy:

  • Dinosaur Park
  • Regional Health
  • Rushmore Mall
  • Main Street Square