Things to Do

Discover Rapid City, SD

Some of South Dakota's best hidden gems are in the Black Hills, and Rapid City is your gateway to them all. Here in town, you'll find a historic downtown area with fashionable boutiques, local art galleries, and the City of Presidents Walk—life-sized bronze statues of our nation's presidents. We're also just minutes from Ellsworth Air Force Base and the South Dakota National Guard at Camp Rapid.

Venturing outside city limits? No trip to South Dakota is complete without a visit to Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, and other memorable destinations listed here.

No matter where you go, we'll have your room ready for you when you get back.

  • SymCom: electronic control and equipment specialists (1 mile)
  • Coca Cola Bottling Company (4 miles)
  • Black Hills Harley-Davidson (4.5 miles)
  • Respec: technical consulting & services firm (5 miles)
  • Horizon: aerial photography acquisition & photogrammetric mapping firm (5 miles)
  • Landstrom's BH Gold: manufacturer of Black Hills gold jewelry (5 miles)

  • Museum of Geology (2 miles)
  • Journey Museum (2 miles)
  • Storybook Island (5 miles)
  • SD Air & Space Museum (6 miles)
  • Chapel In the Hills (8 miles)
  • Reptile Gardens (11 miles)
  • Bear Country USA (13 miles)
  • Black Hills National Forest (27 miles)
  • Mount Rushmore Memorial (35 miles)
  • Deadwood, SD (41 miles)
  • Wind Cave National Park (44 miles)
  • Custer State Park (45 miles)
  • Crazy Horse Memorial (45 miles)
  • Jewel Cave National Monument (58 miles)
  • The Mammoth Site (58 miles)
  • Badlands National Park (59 miles)
  • Devil's Tower National Monument (104 miles)

  • Minervas Restaurant & Bar: family-friendly serving classic American fare. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (on hotel premises)
  • Perkins Restaurant & Bakery: family-friendly meals. Open 24 hours (across the street)
  • Texas Roadhouse: restaurant serving steaks, ribs, and other American cuisine. Open for dinner (across the street)
  • Millstone Family Restaurant: homestyle meals including daily lunch specials, all-day breakfast, and more. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (0.4 miles)
  • Red Lobster: bar/lounge offering seafood. Open for lunch and dinner (0.5 miles)
  • Olive Garden: bar/lounge offering Italian food, wine, and beer. Open for lunch and dinner (0.6 miles)
  • Golden Corral: American dining with large buffets. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (0.7 miles)
  • Applebees: full-service bar, burgers and other American food. Open for lunch and dinner (0.8 miles)
  • Dakotah Steakhouse: steakhouse fare plus local game & fish in a handsome setting accented with dark wood & leather. Open for dinner. (3 miles)
  • Hay Camp Brewing Company (3 miles)
  • Wobbly Bobby (3 miles)
  • Firehouse Wine Cellars (3.5 miles)
  • Firehouse Brewing Company (3.5 miles)
  • Lost Cabin Beer Co. (3.5 miles)
  • Prairie Berry Winery (27 miles)
  • Belle Joli Winery Sparling House (28 miles)
  • Naked Winery (28 miles)

  • Rapid City Skating Rink (2 miles)
  • Swim center (2 miles)
  • Bike path (3 miles)
  • Flags of Fun (3 miles)
  • Main Street Square (3 miles)
  • The City of Presidents Walk (3 miles)
  • Dinosaur Park (4 miles)
  • Meadowbrook Golf Course (7 miles)
  • Mickelson Trail (30 miles)
  • Black Hills Rock Climbing (30 miles)
  • Trail rides (45 miles)
  • Snow Skiing (45 miles)

  • Rushmore Mall (0.5 miles)
  • Rushmore Crossing (1 mile)
  • Downtown Rapid City (3 miles)
  • Prairie Edge Gallery and Native American Art (4 miles)
Photo credit: South Dakota Tourism

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