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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.

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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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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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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 3-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 3-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 Babyland where young and smaller animals frolic in the outdoors. Dine at the Cub Grub Snack Shack or shop in the Bear’s Den Gift Shop. 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 217 Restaurants in Rapid City
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Asian fusion, Street Food
Everest Cuisine
Everest Cuisine
Ranked #2 of 217 Restaurants in Rapid City
Cuisines: Nepali
Independent Ale House
Independent Ale House
Ranked #3 of 217 Restaurants in Rapid City
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Kathmandu Bistro
Kathmandu Bistro
Ranked #4 of 217 Restaurants in Rapid City
Price: $11 - $30
Cuisines: Indian, Tibetan, Nepali
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Tally's Silver Spoon
Tally's Silver Spoon
Ranked #5 of 217 Restaurants in Rapid City
Cuisines: American, European, French, Contemporary
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Big Sky Lodge
Big Sky Lodge
$52 - $103
Ranked #3 of 52 Hotels in Rapid City
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MainStay Suites Rapid City
2.5 of 5
MainStay Suites Rapid City
$57 - $222
Ranked #6 of 52 Hotels in Rapid City
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Comfort Inn I-90
2.0 of 5
Comfort Inn I-90
$65 - $163
Ranked #7 of 52 Hotels in Rapid City
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Cambria Suites Rapid City
3.0 of 5
Cambria Suites Rapid City
$90 - $259
Ranked #1 of 52 Hotels in Rapid City
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Comfort Suites Rapid City
2.5 of 5
Comfort Suites Rapid City
$88 - $229
Ranked #2 of 52 Hotels in Rapid City
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Holiday Inn Rapid City - Rushmore Plaza
3.0 of 5
Holiday Inn Rapid City - Rushmore Plaza
$93 - $271
Ranked #5 of 52 Hotels in Rapid City
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