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  • Black Hills Maze
    6400 South Highway 16; P.O. Box 1509, Rapid City, SD 57709
    Located 3 Miles South of Rapid City
    605-343-5439, Constructed of pressure-treated douglas fir, the 39,000 square foot, 1.2-mile Maze features four second-level bridges and four second-level towers. The whole family can... more info

  • Circle B Ranch Chuckwagon & Cowboy Music Show
    22735 Highway 385, Rapid City, SD 57702
    605-348-7358, Visitors of Circle B Ranch can enjoy riding horses, shooting wax pistols, watching western-style show downs, browsing in the Wild Horse Gift Shop, trail rides, lunch at... more info  map

  • Cosmos Mystery Area
    24040 Cosmos Road, Rapid City, SD 57702
    17 Miles South of Rapid City on Highway 16
    605-343-9802, 30-minute tours of Cosmos Mystery Area "consist of a myriad of demonstrations designed to boggle the mind and show the awesome power of the Cosmos 'force'." more info  map

  • Dinosaur Park
    940 Skyline Drive, Rapid City, SD 57701
    605-343-8687, Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Dinosaur Park features towering life-size replicas of the dinosaurs the roamed western South Dakota during the late... more info  map

  • Flags & Wheels
    405 12th Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
    605-341-2186, Housed in a 47,000 square foot building near downtown Rapid City, Flags & Wheels is "the only indoor cart racing facility in Rapid City and the surrounding Black Hills... more info

  • Old MacDonald's Petting Farm
    23691 Busted Five Court, Rapid City, SD 57702
    9 Miles South of Rapid City on Highway 16
    605-737-4815, Over 100 friendly farm animals in a clean, relaxed, hands-on environment, including cows, horses, sheep, goats, donkeys, pigs, rabbits, chickens, ducks, turkeys and... more info  map

  • Putz n Glo
    23694 Strato Rim Road (Highway 16), Rapid City, SD 57702
    Located 2 Miles South of Bear Country
    605-716-1230, The whole family can enjoy indoor black light miniature golf, Miner's Maze, gemstone panning, the snack bar and the arcade at Putz n Glo. more info  map

  • Rushmore Waterslide Park
    1715 Catron Boulevard, Rapid City, SD 57701
    605-348-8962, Situated on the road to Mount Rushmore, this 17-acre waterslide park contains several slides, a river ride, mini golf, "the largest hot spa in South Dakota" and plenty... more info  map

  • Storybook Island
    1301 Sheridan Lake Road, Rapid City, SD 57701
    605-342-6357, "The place where magic happens," the seasonal Storybook Island is open Memorial Day to Labor Day, daily, from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., weather permitting. Storybook... more info  map

  • Watiki Indoor Waterpark Resort
    1314 North Elk Vale Road, Rapid City, SD 57703
    877-545-2897, The largest indoor waterpark in the Dakotas consists of 30,000 square feet of pools, slides and splashing fun, the Fairfield Inn & Suites, La Quinta Inn & Suites,... more info

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Chapel in the Hills
    3788 Chapel Lane, Rapid City, SD 57702
    605-343-9426 (Visitor Center/Gift Shop), A special ministry of the South Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the Chapel in the Hills is an exact reproduction of the famous Borgund... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Children's Science Center
    515 West Boulevard, Rapid City, SD 57702
    605-394-6996, This museum offers a variety of exhibits and activities to introduce children to the many areas of interest within the realm of science.  more info  map

  • Dahl Fine Arts Center
    713 Seventh Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
    605-394-4101, Among the art on display at this fine arts center is a one-hundred-eighty-foot canvas with an oil painting panorama that spans two hundred years of American history; in... more info  map

  • Journey Museum
    222 New York Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
    605-394-6923, Located two blocks east of the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn, this unique museum combines exhibits from the Museum of Geology, State Archaeological Research Museum, Sioux... more info  map

  • Museum of Geology
    501 East St. Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
    South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
    605-394-2467, With the mission "to collect, conserve, curate, interpret, exhibit and disseminate knowledge of paleontologically and geologically significant objects," the Museum of... more info  map

  • South Dakota Air & Space Museum
    2890 Rushmore Drive, Rapid City, SD 57706
    7 Miles East of Rapid City on Interstate I-90
    605-385-5188, Normally open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., until 6:00 p.m. June 1st through Labor Day, the South Dakota Air & Space Museum near Ellsworth Air Force... more info  map

National Parks & Natural Wonders

  • Badlands National Park
    25216 Ben Reifel Road, Rapid City, SD 57750
    Located 67 Miles East-Southeast in Interior
    605-433-5361, More than 800 bison graze in the Badlands National Park, which is made up of "244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires blended with the largest,... more info  map

  • Black Hills Caverns
    2600 Cavern Road, Rapid City, SD 57702
    Four miles west of Rapid City on Highway 44
    605-343-0542, This natural cavern features stalactites, stalagmites, and a great variety of cave formations, with two different tours and gemstone panning being offered, as well as... more info  map

  • Crystal Cave Park
    7770 Cave Road, Rapid City, SD 57702
    605-342-8008, This beautiful cavern offers one of the least strenuous tours of its type in the area that is nonetheless enrapturing and long on natural beauty and wonder, with a forty... more info  map

  • Sitting Bull Crystal Caverns
    13745 South Highway 16, Rapid City, SD 57701
    9 Miles South of Rapid City in Rockerville Gulch
    605-342-2777, Filled with subterranean, crystalline passages in Paha Sapa limestone, this site offers 45-minute tours of the world's most extensive display of dog-tooth spar crystal,... more info

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Bear Country U.S.A.
    13820 South Highway 16, Rapid City, SD 57702
    605-343-2290, More than 20 species of North American mammals in large, natural exhibits are featured at this over 250-acre drive-thru wildlife park in the Black Hills. more info  map

  • Reptile Gardens
    8955 South Highway 16, Rapid City, SD 57709
    Located 6 Miles South of Rapid City
    605-342-5873, Over 225 species and subspecies of reptiles are showcased at Reptile Gardens. more info

Tours & Cruises

  • Affordable Adventures
    5542 Meteor Street, Rapid City, SD 57703
    605-342-7691, Year-round, custom and private tour services for individuals and groups in the Black Hills and Badlands of South Dakota and surrounding areas. more info

  • Black Hills Adventure Tours
    4131 Pleasant Drive, Rapid City, SD 57702
    605-209-7817, Adventures packages, sightseeing tours, shuttle services, and more. more info


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