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Storybook Island

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Address: 1301 Sheridan Lake Rd, Rapid City, SD 57702-3462
Phone Number: 605 342 6357
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Small children

Wonderful place to take young children. All the nursery rhyme characters in a hands on setting . There's a nice play yard and picnic area. Best of all it's a free will offering.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Kathleen T
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful place to take young children. All the nursery rhyme characters in a hands on setting . There's a nice play yard and picnic area. Best of all it's a free will offering.

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Thank Kathleen T
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great evening looking at lights, riding train and visiting Santa. Everyone enjoyed the evening and beautiful lights and Christmas music.

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Thank Marsha R
Oregon
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Definitely a great place to visit. Lots of statues and things to crawl on and play on. There is a playground there as well. My 7 & 4 year old loved it. I was amused as well. Best part it's free.

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Thank Palinkas
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A must-see for those with young children, and a great way to play 'story book jeopardy.' Brings back memories and helps create more! Free but please be prepared to donate!

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Thank FarhannaB
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I lived in Rapid City until I was 5 and had fond memories of Story Book Island. My kids like it as much as I did. I'd say that it's really the most fun for the under 8 crowd, but my 10 year old doesn't seem to mind going with his younger siblings. The 3 year old could stay there... More 

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Thank kirjames
Lewisville, Minnesota
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took our kids (2 & 3) pretty much at nap time, and even at this bewitching hour the attractions kept their attention for about an hour. Not much for moms and dads except to watch the kids. Kids had a great time, and I had fun watching them. Kind of boring for me though.

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Thank Cody W
WI
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66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Back again with our younger kids - Our 5 and 11 year old loved it! Beautiful grounds. Many kids' shows/movie characters around the park. Is free but donations welcomed. Train and carousel have nominal cost. Didn't care for ticket seller - withheld my change and "asked" if I wanted to donate. I physically took my change out of his hand... More 

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Thank HavekKidsWillTravel
Rapid City, South Dakota
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55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has possibilities, many of the displays were well-kept and cute. It was obvious that some are in need of urgent care and upkeep. Each site has a sponsor that is supposed to be keeping up with the site, there is a plaque acknowledging previous sponsors and current sponsors on each site but even some with current sponsors were... More 

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Thank J H
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very Well Done and lots to do for the littles. Climbing, sliding, rides on train or carousel. What a gem and good practice for me to recall the many different nursery rhymes too! Fab place. Thank you

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Thank Chicwiggysun
Omaha, Nebraska
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful park for children and adults to roam and stretch their legs. I loved seeing all the characters from stories brought to life along with some old school playground equipment. The grounds were kept wonderfully, snack shacks and ice cream were available to purchase, no entry fee was awesome and the gift store was cute and reasonably priced.

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