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Rapid City
Rapid City has long been considered one of the gateways to the West, and its rich cowboy and Native American heritage is the result. Visitors won't want to miss the area's mammoth outdoor sculptures. There's Mount Rushmore, of course, but work also continues on the nearby Crazy Horse Memorial, which will be the largest sculpture in the world when it is finally completed years down the line. Among the many local attractions are the scenic Black Hills, several nearby cavern systems that offer guided tours and the South Dakota Air and Space Museum.

All things to do » Things to do

Storybook Island
Storybook Island
Attraction type: Amusement & Theme Parks
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Reptile Gardens
Reptile Gardens
Owner description: World-renowned adventure park, Reptile Gardens is a must-see family attraction no matter what your age. We maintain the finest collection of tropical plants, colorful flowers, and... more Owner description: World-renowned adventure park, Reptile Gardens is a must-see family attraction no matter what your age. We maintain the finest collection of tropical plants, colorful flowers, and exotic reptiles anywhere - we have more species and subspecies of venomous reptiles than any other zoo or park in the world! less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas; Zoos
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Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries
Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries
Owner description: To some, we are a Native American art gallery; to others, we are a trading post reminiscent of days gone by. On the corner of 6th Street and Main in downtown Rapid City, Prairie... more Owner description: To some, we are a Native American art gallery; to others, we are a trading post reminiscent of days gone by. On the corner of 6th Street and Main in downtown Rapid City, Prairie Edge stands two stories high and stretches out for half a block as a brick, wood, and glass storefront that has been restored to its original 19th century glory. 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 Plains Indian culture. less
Attraction type: Art Galleries
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Chapel in the Hills
Chapel in the Hills
Replica of the 850-year-old Borgund Church in Norway and has unique architecture and woodcarvings.
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings
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Bear Country USA
Bear Country USA
Owner description: Enjoy a leisurely 2-mile drive through this unique North American Wildlife park nestled on 250 acres of Black Hills Beauty. From the comfort of your vehicle view black bears... more Owner description: Enjoy a leisurely 2-mile drive through this unique North American Wildlife park nestled on 250 acres of Black Hills Beauty. From the comfort of your vehicle view black bears, wolves, elk, buffalo and other wildlife! After your drive-through tour, walk around wildlife loop where young and smaller animals frolic in the outdoors. Don't miss the Baby Bears! Dine at the Cub Grub Snack Shack or shop in the Bear's Den Gift Shop. Open May through November, weather permitting. less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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All places to eat » Places to eat

NOSH Mobile Eatery
NOSH Mobile Eatery
Ranked #1 of 222 Restaurants in Rapid City
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Asian fusion
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Everest Cuisine
Everest Cuisine
Ranked #2 of 222 Restaurants in Rapid City
Cuisines: Indian, Nepali
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Independent Ale House
Independent Ale House
Ranked #3 of 222 Restaurants in Rapid City
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Pub
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night
Tally's Silver Spoon
Tally's Silver Spoon
Ranked #4 of 222 Restaurants in Rapid City
Cuisines: French, American, European, Contemporary
Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Kathmandu Bistro
Kathmandu Bistro
Ranked #5 of 222 Restaurants in Rapid City
Price: $11 - $30
Cuisines: Indian, Tibetan, Nepali
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

BackRoads Inn & Cabins
BackRoads Inn & Cabins
$68 - $300
Comfort Inn I-90
2.0 of 5
Comfort Inn I-90
$76 - $183
Ranked #7 of 52 Hotels in Rapid City
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Gold Star Motel
Gold Star Motel
$45 - $98
Ranked #20 of 52 Hotels in Rapid City

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Cambria Suites Rapid City
3.0 of 5
Cambria Suites Rapid City
$134 - $323
Ranked #1 of 52 Hotels in Rapid City
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Comfort Suites Hotel & Convention Center Rapid City
2.5 of 5
Comfort Suites Hotel & Convention Center Rapid City
$120 - $236
Ranked #2 of 52 Hotels in Rapid City
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MainStay Suites Rapid City
2.5 of 5 MainStay Suites Rapid City
$101 - $266
Ranked #5 of 52 Hotels in Rapid City
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