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“Older Place But GREAT people” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Flags & Wheels

Flags & Wheels
405 12th Street, off Omaha Street, Rapid City, SD 57702
605-341-2186
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Ranked #4 of 4 Fun & Games in Rapid City
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Douglas, Wyoming
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“Older Place But GREAT people”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We have no batting cages where we live so while in Rapid City with 3 boys we found this place in a booklet in our hotel room. It is definitly an older run down building which is kind of hard to find. The cars are fun and a perfect speed for our three boys 9,7,5 yrs. The batting cages are REALLY old with plywood floors and dirty baseballs that are hard to see when they come out of the machine. Most places have bright yellow coated balls which make them easier to see. Seems like a cheap upgrade to make it a better experience. But the people are very, very friendly and our kids loved it!

Visited December 2012
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“Good but....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

Watch out for the bumper cars. The restraints are not very good and some awesome hits can be delivered, so pain can occur The doubles go karts go slower than other ones and found the one doubles was even slower than it's counter part. Still had a good time, but price is a bit steep.

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“gocart and baseball”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

i went with 2 friends and it was my first time driving a gocart, totaly sold, loved it and had a blast!

Visited July 2012
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“Fun but $$$$”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2006

This was our kids' very favorite thing out off all the site seeing we did in Rapid City and the Black Hills! We saw their website and knew how expensive things were - go carts are $4.50 for 5 minutes! But it's an indoor track and we went when the local kids still had school so we had the place to ourselves other than 2 other people. But I can imagine what a loud, noisy nightmare that place could be on evenings and weekends.

We spent $55 and did 3 things total. Our two kids did the bumper cars and hated it! The area is very small and they didn't move the empty cars out of the way so they kept hitting them.

Then we did the slot cars - DON'T waste your money on them. The cars NEVER stay on the tracks. The employee knew that as she gave us a "claw/arm" to get the cars from the center of the track when they fly off. Even when we put them back on the track, the cars didn't always go and needed someone to hold the go lever down while a second person had to push the car along the track to make a connection.

The third thing we did was the go carts. They were fun (since we had the track to ourselves) - our kids could have done that for hours but we couldn't afford it! It was so fun for them to drive the cars. It is indoors and the gas fumes give you a headache after a short while. Luckily, the ride was only 5 mins - I feel sorry for the workers who breathe it all day long. They did have several huge fans running which I'm sure helped some as without the fans - it would have been much worse.

Our kids would LOVE to go again but it is just too expensive. But glad we went and enjoyed the go carts as the slot cars and bumper cars were such a disapppointment.

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