Rapid City Attractions

Downtown Rapid City has gone through some changes over the years but a few things have remained the same. It’s always been a great place to meet with friends and family.

Rapid City ATTRACTIONS

Reptile Gardens

Reptile Gardens is home of the World's Largest Reptile Collection! But that's not all! In addition there are three thrilling live animal shows, acres of beautiful botanic gardens, and four friendly giant tortoises. A day spent at Reptile Gardens is an experience you will never forget.

 

8955 US-16, Rapid City, SD 57702

www.reptilegardens.com

(605) 335-0275

Dinosaur Park

Bright green beasts above Rapid City The dinos were dedicated on May 22, 1936, on the crest of a hill overlooking the city. The five figures -- an Apatosaurus, Triceratops, Stegasaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex., and a Brontosaurus, were fashioned from concrete over iron pipe frameworks.

 

940 Skyline Dr, Rapid City, SD 57702

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(605) 394-4175

Fort Hays

Step back in time at the Fort Hays Old West Town Square. First, fill your belly with our all-you-can-eat cowboy pancakes for just 99 cents. Stroll along the boardwalk and take a free, self-guided tour of the Dances With Wolves film set and the South Dakota movie museum.

 

2255 Fort Hayes Dr, Rapid City, SD 57702

www.mountrushmoretours.com

(605) 343-3113

Rushmore Tramway Adventures: Alpine Slide

Scenic chairlift carries guests to beautiful summit park. Enjoy thousands of flowers, waterfalls, and a VIEW OF MT. RUSHMORE! Outdoor cafe serves burgers, brats, beer, ice cream. To descend, ride chairlift again or, FOR THRILLS, ride sled down for 2000 ft. of twisting, turning excitement. Small child rides with adult.

 

203 Cemetery Rd, Keystone, SD 57751

www.rushmoretramwayadventures.com

(605) 666-4478

Rushmore Borglum Story

Learn about Gutzon Borglum, Sculptor. Experience his early years. You will be inspired! Displays - Galleries - Exclusive Movie - Ample Free Parking - Museum Quality Gifts.

 

342 Winter St, Keystone, SD 57751

www.rushmoreborglum.com

(800) 888-4369

Storybook Island

Out of the pages and into real life. Kids of all ages can play with characters from their favorite fables at Storybook Island. Fictional characters aren’t the only thing you will find here. This stellar park includes a snack bar, train ride, bounce house, and also a new carousel. Additionally, parents can rent the birthday house to make their little ones day extra magical. Come enjoy a free, safe, educational environment for those young in years, or young at heart! Experience the power of imagination. The park relies on donations, so anything you can give is appreciated. *Rides, snacks, and bounces require payment.

 

1301 Sheridan Lake Rd. Rapid City, SD 57702

www.storybookisland.org

(605) 342-6357

Black Hills Caverns

The caverns were discovered in 1882 by gold seekers. However, the Lakota Indians had found strength in the power of the calcite crystals centuries before. Come discover the wonder of the glittering underground world and see its many fantastic animal formations.

 

2600 Cavern Rd, Rapid City, SD 57702

www.blackhillscaverns.com

(605) 343-0542

Dinosaur Park

Bright green beasts above Rapid City! The dinos were dedicated on May 22, 1936, on the crest of a hill overlooking the city. The five figures -- an Apatosaurus, Triceratops, Stegasaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex., and a Brontosaurus, were fashioned from concrete over iron pipe frameworks.

 

940 Skyline Dr, Rapid City, SD 57702

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(605) 394-4175

Pirate's Cove

Pirate-themed mini-golf chain with 18-hole, landscaped courses set among waterfalls & caves. Come and see why this facility received the Rapid City, SD "Beautification Award" and was voted "Best in the State" for miniature golf courses.

 

1500 N Lacrosse St, Rapid City, SD 57701/p>

www.piratescove.net

(605) 343-8540

Museum of Geology

O'Harra Bldg, 3rd Floor. Free campus geology museum features mounted skeletons, rare fossils & exhibits, plus a gift shop. The Museum is as old as the School of Mines and Technology. In 2010 both celebrated their 125th anniversary.

 

501 E St Joseph St, Rapid City, SD 57701

www.sdsmt.edu

(605) 394-2467

Dinosaur Museum

While most museums only display fossils and skeleton replicas, the dinosaurs at the Black Hills Dinosaur Museum are life-like. They show you what dinosaurs looked like when they were alive.

 

8973 US-16, Rapid City, SD 57701

www.blachkillsdinosaurmuseum.com

(605) 342-8140

Petrified Forest

Opened publicly in 1929 the Petrified Forest of the Black Hills is one of the largest out-cropping of fossilized petrified wood in the area. Elk Creek Resort's Petrified Forest of the Black Hills offers a one hour tour starting with a 15 minute video which takes you through some of the history of the Black Hills, as well as an explanation of the petrification process. The tour continues through our museum followed by a hike through the Petrified Forest.

 

8228 Elk Creek Rd. Piedmont, SD 57769

www.thepetrifiedforest.net

(605) 787-4560

Pawnseum

The world's only Pawnseum at Presidential Pawn is both a museum AND a pawn shop. Come in and enjoy all the interesting and unique items and if you love them, then you can buy buy them! This is a MUST STOP on your way through South Dakota or if you live locally. We guarantee Pawnseum will be fun for the whole family! We even have a self-guided audio tour! Pick up some head phones, scan the QR code at the front of the exhibit and watch the video on that item. You'll have learn a ton and have fun doing it! Best of all... IT'S FREE!

 

629 St Joseph St, Rapid City, SD 57701

www.presidentialpawnshop.com

(605) 342-7296

Prairie Edge

Retail store & gallery specializing in Native American books, music, jewelry & ceremonial items. Inside, the hardwood floors and polished cabinetry bring to mind the spirit of the Old West, while the distinct smell of sweetgrass and soft sound of a Lakota flute evoke the mystique of the Great Plains Indian.

 

606 Main St, Rapid City, SD 57701

www.prairieedge.com

(605) 342-3086

Flags N Wheels

Indoor amusement park! Our goal at Flags and Wheels is to provide fun, family attractions for all ages. From our bumper cars and arcade to our Racing Karts and Paintball/Reball arena, we truly have something for every member of your family. You won’t find any other Black Hills attraction with such a wide mix of things to do for the whole family. Our focus is on fun, and we want to make sure that you, your friends, and your family have an experience they’ll never forget. Flags and Wheels is a locally-owned, family run business. We pride ourselves in being the premier indoor attraction destination in South Dakota.

 

405 12th St, Rapid City, SD 57701

www.flagsandwheels.com

(605) 341-2186

Old MacDonald's Petting Farm

Cows, pigs, horses, sheep, donkeys, goats, rabbits, chickens, ducks and so much more! Our fun-filled farm has World Class Pig Races, pony rides, farm tours in our kid-sized tractor train, a picnic area, playground, plus our gift shop has farm-related toys and keepsakes for big and little farmers alike.

 

23691 Busted Five Ct, Rapid City, SD 57702

www.oldmacdonaldsfarmrc.com

(605) 737-4815

Rushmore Candy Company

Experience the largest candy store in South Dakota. Featuring hundreds of the most diveres types of candy from around the world. From old school jaw breakers to chocolate covered pickles, there is something to satisfy every sweet tooth at Rushmore Candy Company.

 

9815 US-16, Rapid City, SD 57702

www.rushmorecandycompany.com

(605) 342-1489

Hart Ranch Golf Course

Nestled against foothills of ponderosa pine, Hart Ranch’s 18-hole Championship Golf Course is a treat for golfers of all ages and all ability levels. Listed in Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” not only because of challenging golf, but also friendly service and smiling faces. Our award-winning course design provides both the novice and the scratch handicapper a memorable golfing experience.

 

23645 Clubhouse Dr, Rapid City, SD 57702

www.hartranch.com

(605) 341-5703

Putz N Glo

Three great attractions in one - Black Light Mini Golf, Miner's Maze, and Finder's Keepers Gemstone Panning. But that's not all! Putz 'n Glo also has an arcade, food and beverage services, & outdoor patio. There is something for every member of the family at Putz 'n Glo.

 

23694 Strato Rim Dr, Rapid City, SD 57702

www.putznglo.com

(605) 716-1230

CHRISTMAS VILLAGE

The sights and sounds of Christmas. We capture the joy of the Christmas Season, Fall and Halloween throughout the store. No season or milestone goes unnoticed! We carry the most extensive collection of ornaments, decorations and gifts in the area.

 

13648 US-16, Rapid City, SD 57702

www.blackhillschristmasvillage.com

(605) 343-3440

Roy's Drive-In

Welcome to Roy's Black Hills Twin, the first ALL-DIGITAL drive-in movie theater in America -- with the largest screens in the U.S., 80 feet wide! Family night, date night, or group outing. By and large, Roy's offers the best movie going experience in the Black Hills.

 

810 Tenaya St, Hermosa, SD 57744

www.roysdrivein.com

(605) 255-5333

Gold Diggers - Rapid City

Black Hills Gold is a treasure with a long and colorful history which began many years ago during the famous gold rush in the 1800's. Cast in 10 Karat gold, in the beautiful colors of yellow, rose, and green, Black Hills Gold jewelry is uniquely and beautifully designed. Here at Gold Diggers you can buy necklaces and bracelets online, gemstone silver rings, Black Hills Gold wedding rings, and much, much more.

 

2017 Mt. Rushmore Rd, Rapid City, SD 57701

www.bhgolddiggers.com

(605) 341-9655