Rapid City Attractions

Rapid City attractions are as diverse as the city itself. Delve into Native American Culture through art, music, and history. Race down a mountain or on a track. Explore the Black Hills on trails or in caverns. Come face-to-face with giant extinct dinosaurs, or pet fluffy farm animals. Find fun and exciting things to do in and around Rapid City.


HWY 16 Attractions


13548 S Hwy 16 Rapid City, SD 57702
The sights and sounds of Christmas. We capture the joy of the Christmas Season, Fall and Halloween throughout the store. No season or milestone goes unnoticed! We carry the most extensive collection of ornaments, decorations and gifts in the area.
www.blackhillschristmasvillage.com – 605-343-3440

Rapid City Attractions


Mountaintop Garden w/Outdoor Cafe. Scenic Chairlift Ride * Alpine Slide Ride
Scenic chairlift carries guests to beautiful summit park. Enjoy thousands of flowers, waterfalls, and a VIEW OF MT. RUSHMORE! Outdoor cafe serves burgers, brats, beer, and ice cream. To descend, ride chairlift again or, FOR THRILLS, ride sled down for 2000 ft. of twisting, turning excitement. Small child rides with adult.
www.rushmoretramwayadventures.com – 605-666-4478



342 Winter St., Keystone, SD, 57751
Learn about Gutzon Borglum, Sculptor. Experience his early years. You will be inspired!
Displays • Galleries • Exclusive Movie • Ample Free Parking • Museum Quality Gifts.
www.rushmoreborglum.com – 605-666-4448


Dahl art's centerTHE DAHL ARTS CENTER

713 7th Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
Home of the Rapid City Arts Council, the largest community arts center in Western South Dakota boasts exciting arts education classes, visual arts exhibits of regional, national and international art, kids’ shows and art activities, fine music and theater performances in its intimate 170-seat theater, and a 200-ft. hand-painted mural of American history painted by Bernard P. Thomas. Stop on by for a taste of what’s going on in the arts all over the Black Hills Region!
Hours are Mon. – Sat. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Closed Sunday
www.thedahl.org – E-mail: rcacaafd@rapidnet.com – 605-394-4101


DAKOTA ART GALLERYPottery on display

The gallery without walls of the Dakota Artists Guild representing local artists with exhibits throughout the area.
605-394-4108 for information


Journey Museum
DCF 1.0

222 New York Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
Take an incredible trek through time, from the formation of the mystical Black Hills to the continuing saga of the Western frontier. Four unique collections of prehistory and history. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
www.journeymuseum.org – E-mail: journey@journeymuseum.org – 605-394-6923



Boxelder Forks Rd., Nemo, SD
Come and enjoy the fun of horseback riding through miles of scenic and secluded trails in the beautiful Black Hills. No riding experience is necessary. Our cowboy guides will teach you how to ride. A fun western adventure for the whole family, young and old.
E-mail: paradisevalleyrides@hotmail.com – 605-578-1249


The Cat in the Hat at Storybook IslandSTORYBOOK ISLAND

1301 Sheridan Lake Rd., Rapid City, SD
A free 6 plus acre Children’s Park where Dr. Suess, Winnie the Pooh, Cinderella & other fairytale characters dwell. Swing and slide, ride the train or just bring a picnic. A snack bar and gift shop are also available. Open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day, 9 am – 7 pm
www.storybookisland.org – 605-342-6357



13548 S Hwy 16 Rapid City, SD 57702
The sights and sounds of Christmas. We capture the joy of the Christmas Season, Fall and Halloween throughout the store. No season or milestone goes unnoticed! We carry the most extensive collection of ornaments, decorations and gifts in the area.
www.blackhillschristmasvillage.com – 605-343-3440


Firehouse Wine Cellar

620 Main St, Rapid City, SD 57701
TASTING ROOM & WINERY. Host your next event at Firehouse Wine Cellars, located in Downtown Rapid City. where we craft a variety of wine styles. From oak-aged reds and crisp white wines to sweet dessert styles – our knowledgeable staff will help you find a wine to love!
www.firehousewinecellars.com – 605-716-9463



1441 E St Joseph St, Rapid City, SD 57701
American handmade pottery, crafted by Sioux artists. Sioux Pottery is made from the red clay of the Black Hills, SD, USA ~ sacred to the Lakota Native American People. We also use a fine imported white clay from Kentucky. Each piece of handmade pottery is crafted by our Sioux Indian artists and decorated with designs and symbols important to their Lakota culture.
www.siouxpottery.com – 605-341-3657



2600 Cavern Rd, Rapid City, SD 57702
Tons of rock formations! The caverns were discovered in 1882 by gold seekers. However, the Lakota Indians had found strength in the power of the calcite crystals centuries before. Come discover the wonder of the glittering underground world and see its many fantastic animal formations.
www.blackhillscaverns.com – 605-343-0542



940 Skyline Dr, Rapid City, SD 57702
Bright green beasts above Rapid City. The dinos were dedicated on May 22, 1936, on the crest of a hill overlooking the city. The five figures — an Apatosaurus, Triceratops, Stegasaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex., and a Brontosaurus, were fashioned from concrete over iron pipe frameworks.


Pirates Cover Mini Golf CoursePIRATE’S COVE

1500 N Lacrosse St, Rapid City, SD 57701
Adventure Golf. Pirate-themed mini-golf chain with 18-hole, landscaped courses set among waterfalls & caves. Come and see why this facility received the Rapid City, SD “Beautification Award” and was voted “Best in the State” for miniature golf courses.
www.piratescove.net – 605-343-8540


MUSEUM OF GEOLOGYMuseum of Geology

501 E St Joseph St, Rapid City, SD 57701
O’Harra Bldg, 3rd Floor. Free campus geology museum features mounted skeletons, rare fossils & exhibits, plus a gift shop. The Museum is as old as the School of Mines and Technology. In 2010 both celebrated their 125th anniversary.
www.sdsmt.edu – 605-394-2467


Pawnseum displaysPAWNSEUM

629 St Joseph St, Rapid City, SD 57701
The world’s only Pawnseum at Presidential Pawn is both a museum AND a pawn shop. Come in and enjoy all the interesting and unique items and if you love them, then you can buy buy them! This is a MUST STOP on your way through South Dakota or if you live locally. We guarantee Pawnseum will be fun for the whole family! We even have a self-guided audio tour! Pick up some head phones, scan the QR code at the front of the exhibit and watch the video on that item. You’ll have learn a ton and have fun doing it! Best of all… IT’S FREE!
www.presidentialpawnshop.com – 605-342-7296



606 Main St, Rapid City, SD 57701
Trading Company & Galleries. Retail store & gallery specializing in Native American books, music, jewelry & ceremonial items. 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 Great Plains Indian.
www.prairieedge.com – 605-342-3086


Go-cart course FLAGS & WHEELS

405 12th St, Rapid City, SD 57701
Indoor amusement park. Our goal at Flags and Wheels is to provide fun, family attractions for all ages. From our bumper cars and arcade to our Racing Karts and Paintball/Reball arena, we truly have something for every member of your family. You won’t find any other Black Hills attraction with such a wide mix of things to do for the whole family. Our focus is on fun, and we want to make sure that you, your friends, and your family have an experience they’ll never forget. Flags and Wheels is a locally-owned, family run business. We pride ourselves in being the premier indoor attraction destination in South Dakota.
www.flagsandwheels.com – 605-341-2186

OLD MACDONALD’SOld Mac Donalds Farm

23691 Busted Five Ct, Rapid City, SD 57702
Cows, pigs, horses, sheep, donkeys, goats, rabbits, chickens, ducks and so much more! Our fun-filled farm has World Class Pig Races, pony rides, farm tours in our kid-sized tractor train, a picnic area, playground, plus our gift shop has farm-related toys and keepsakes for big and little farmers alike.
www.oldmacdonaldsfarmrc.com – 605-737-4815