Set against the eastern slope of the Black Hills, Rapid City is western South Dakota’s largest city and home to family attractions, free activities, art and events. You’ll also find local wineries, microbreweries and incredible food – in fact, Zagat recently listed Rapid City as one of the Midwest’s best up-and-coming food scenes.EXPLORE
THE BLACK HILLS
Western South Dakota is home to one of America’s most unique, adventure-filled expanses: the Black Hills. Whether you’re looking for solace or excitement, you’ll find it here, along with six national parks, monuments, memorials and historic places.EXPLORE
IN THE AREA
Save the road trip for the scenic, winding highways and byways of the Black Hills.
Take a dip in Evans Plunge Mineral Springs, a naturally heated indoor mineral pool.
Ride the 109-mile George S. Mickelson Trail.
Visit the world-famous Wall Drug Store, known for its free ice water, five-cent coffee and homemade donuts.
Discover hundreds of miles of ATV, OTV and off-road trails.
BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK
Hike in Badlands National Park.
Learn to rock climb and have a real adventure.
Take a lantern tour in Wind Cave National Park.
Stand at the base of the Shrine of Democracy
Go one-on-one with the world’s largest mountain carving in progress.
NEED HELP PLANNING!
Wonder what else you can do in Rapid City and the Black Hills? Check out these helpful vacationplanning websites and then book your flight to Rapid City, South Dakota.
The travel experts at Black Hills Vacations make vacation planning and booking easy. They can help you book your lodging, attractions and more. Black Hills Vacations also offers exclusive discounts and travel packages. Learn More.
The Black Hills & Badlands Association offers a comprehensive website filled with information about Mount Rushmore, Badlands National Park and more. Find attractions, adventures, itineraries and more. Learn More.
See things to do in Rapid City, get the insider scoop on the best places to eat, and find Rapid City hotels on the Visit Rapid City website. Get a free visitor guide, coupons and more. Learn More.