Local Attractions

Rapid City Attractions

Rapid City is a growing and vibrant city filled with arts, culture, dining and family adventure.

Distance from hotel: 3.1 miles
The largest indoor waterpark in the Dakotas; complete with an arcade and Sliders Bar & Grill. 
1314 North Elk Vale Road
Rapid City, South Dakota 57703

Distance from hotel: 3.8 miles
Get a rush from indoor cart racing, paintball, and batting cages. Flags and Wheels is full of family-fun activities.
405 12th Street
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701

Distance from hotel: 4.0 miles
Take a walk down the streets of downtown Rapid City to see bronze statues of many of our nation’s past presidents on street corners. A self-guided tour of this Rapid City attraction is free and open to the public May through October.
Downtown Rapid City, South Dakota.

Distance from hotel: 5.7 miles
A free children’s theme park filled with sets that portray characters from various children’s stories, fables, and nursery rhymes. Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day Weekend.
1301 Sheridan Lake Road
Rapid City, South Dakota 57702

Distance from hotel: 8.4 miles
Nestled at the foot of the Black Hills on the western edge of Rapid City SD, the Chapel in the Hills is a quiet retreat open year round to visitors of all faiths. 
3788 Chapel Lane
Rapid City, South Dakota 57702

Distance from hotel: 0.6 miles
A pirate-themed mini-golf course for all ages. Yargh matey!
1500 LaCrosse Street
Rapid City, South Dakota 57709

Black Hills Attractions

Distance from hotel: 8.8 miles
Get lost in the Black Hills Maze on your next family vacation to Mount Rushmore State. Enjoy the outdoor maze and other games, such as outdoor batting cages, “Water Wars,” and “Bankshot Basketball.”
6400 South Highway 16
Rapid City, South Dakota 57709

Distance from hotel: 11.0 miles
Reptile Gardens has steadily grown to one of the leading Black Hills attractions. This South Dakota amusement park features gardens that boast more species of reptiles than any other zoo or park in the world. Reptile Gardens works closely with many major zoos worldwide to promote species survival.
8955 South Highway 16
Rapid City, South Dakota 57709

Distance from hotel: 21.5 miles
A mysterious area where you’ll experience a slight unbalanced phenomenon that attracts numerous visitors throughout the year.
24040 Cosmos Road
Rapid City, South Dakota 57702

Distance from hotel: 25.8 miles
The National Presidential Wax Museum features life-size, life-like wax figures depicting many of our country’s most shaping experiences in dramatically political and historical settings.
609 Highway 16A
Keystone, South Dakota 57751

Distance from hotel: 11.4 miles
Discovered in 1882 by gold seekers, this glittering underground world of fantastic rock formations is ready for you to come and explore. The Black Hills Caverns are a must-see Black Hills attraction.
2600 Cavern Road
Rapid City, South Dakota 57702

Distance from hotel: 13.3 miles
Drive through a wildlife park featuring an assortment of regional wildlife, including bears, mountain lions, big horn sheep, buffalo, and timber wolves.
13820 S Hwy 16
Rapid City, South Dakota 57702

Distance from hotel: 26.7 miles
Make it a Mount Rushmore vacation and visit this iconic emblem of our beautiful country. The monumental granite sculpture represents 150 years of US history with the 60-foot sculpted heads of former United States’ presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. Mount Rushmore is one of the most well known Black Hills attractions in U.S. history.
13000 Highway 244
Keystone, South Dakota 57751

Area Cities to Visit

Distance from hotel: 4.0 miles
Some of the attractions you’ll find in Rapid City on your South Dakota vacation include indoor and outdoor water parks, interactive museums, and wildlife recreational areas. A bustling downtown district offers unique shopping boutiques, excellent restaurants, and life-size bronze sculptures of past United States’ presidents. There are also plenty of outdoor recreational areas: hiking trails, walking paths, mountain biking treks, and nationally recognized golf courses located throughout the city. Be sure to check out events, restaurants, and unique shopping at Main Street Square—there’s never a shortage of things to do in Rapid City, South Dakota!

Distance from hotel: 24.8 miles
Keystone is located just minutes from Mount Rushmore and has many family-approved attractions and shops in its charming downtown district. Ride the 1880 Train to Hill City and back. Contemplate historical scenes at the National Presidential Wax Museum, and create one of your own at one of the old-time photo shops. Take an exhilarating ride at the Presidents Alpine Slide and Rushmore Tramway.

Distance from hotel: 41.3 miles
Historic Deadwood is an authentic, old-western mining town that entertains today’s travelers and locals with casinos, restaurants, live-music venues, and historical attractions. Visit the Adams House Museum before dining at Tin Lizzie or hitting the tables at Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort.

Distance from hotel: 47.7 miles
Spearfish is a beautiful mountain town with a local feel that’s hard to match. Take a scenic drive down the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway and hike one of the three waterfalls found just off of the highway. Meander through the charming streets of downtown Spearfish and take a peak in the locally-owned shops. Finish off the evening with local hops and grains at Crow Peak Brewery.

Distance from hotel: 30.9 miles
Hill City is an up-and-coming cultural center that boasts multiple art galleries and a few local wineries. Have a traditional German dining experience at the Alpine Inn, then head to Prairie Berry Winery and Miner Brewing for a local wine or beer flight.