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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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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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Storybook Island
Storybook Island
Attraction type: Theme Parks
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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. -- Open for 2017 season on April 8th weather permitting, check our website for more complete dates and hours. less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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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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Downtown Rapid City
Downtown Rapid City
Owner description: Escape for the weekend to Downtown Rapid City and experience numerous art galleries, fashionable boutiques, a variety of fine cuisine, the City of President statues and great... more Owner description: Escape for the weekend to Downtown Rapid City and experience numerous art galleries, fashionable boutiques, a variety of fine cuisine, the City of President statues and great entertainment from music to theatre and various events. Explore the fountains at Main Street Square, a place to make fun-filled memories for the whole family. With plenty of hotel rooms, over 70 shops and 33 restaurants, head Downtown, year round. less
Attraction type: Neighborhoods
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Delmonico Grill
Delmonico Grill
Ranked #1 of 268 Restaurants in Rapid City
Price: $20 - $50
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Contemporary
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Independent Ale House
Independent Ale House
Ranked #2 of 268 Restaurants in Rapid City
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Kol
Kol
Ranked #3 of 268 Restaurants in Rapid City
Price: $8 - $19
Cuisines: Bar, Pizza, American
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Tally's Silver Spoon
Tally's Silver Spoon
Ranked #4 of 268 Restaurants in Rapid City
Price: $4 - $33
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Murphy's Pub & Grill
Murphy's Pub & Grill
Ranked #5 of 268 Restaurants in Rapid City
Price: $9 - $14
Cuisines: American, Bar, Gastropub
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Sleep Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5
Sleep Inn & Suites
$65 - $163
Ranked #8 of 48 Hotels in Rapid City
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Country Inn Rapid City
3.0 of 5
Country Inn Rapid City
$68 - $213
Ranked #9 of 48 Hotels in Rapid City
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Baymont Inn & Suites Rapid City
2.5 of 5
Baymont Inn & Suites Rapid City
$67 - $179
Ranked #12 of 48 Hotels in Rapid City
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Comfort Suites Hotel & Convention Center Rapid City
2.5 of 5
Comfort Suites Hotel & Convention Center Rapid City
$75 - $190
Ranked #1 of 48 Hotels in Rapid City
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Cambria Hotel & Suites Rapid City
3.0 of 5
Cambria Hotel & Suites Rapid City
$89 - $238
Ranked #2 of 48 Hotels in Rapid City
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Howard Johnson Rapid City
2.5 of 5
Howard Johnson Rapid City
$77 - $426
Ranked #3 of 48 Hotels in Rapid City
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Summer Creek Inn
4.0 of 5
Summer Creek Inn
$194 - $247
Ranked #1 of 25 Rapid City B&B and Inns
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.