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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
    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 also enjoy a climbing wall,...
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  • Circle B Ranch Chuckwagon & Cowboy Music Show

    22735 Highway 385
    Rapid City, SD 57702
    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 the Circle B Stage Stop, gem...
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  • Cosmos Mystery Area

    24040 Cosmos Road
    Rapid City, SD 57702
    17 Miles South of Rapid City on Highway 16
    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'."
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  • Dinosaur Park

    940 Skyline Drive
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    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 Cretaceous Period. Native...
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  • Flags & Wheels

    405 12th Street
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    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 area." Open year-round,...
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  • Old MacDonald's Petting Farm

    23691 Busted Five Court
    Rapid City, SD 57702
    9 Miles South of Rapid City on Highway 16
    Over 100 friendly farm animals in a clean, relaxed, hands-on environment, including cows, horses, sheep, goats, donkeys, pigs, rabbits, chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese; can be found at Old...
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  • Putz n Glo

    23694 Strato Rim Road (Highway 16)
    Rapid City, SD 57702
    Located 2 Miles South of Bear Country
    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.
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  • Rushmore Waterslide Park

    1715 Catron Boulevard
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    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 of water activities for younger...
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  • Storybook Island

    1301 Sheridan Lake Road
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    "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 Island includes Snow White's...
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  • Watiki Indoor Waterpark Resort

    1314 North Elk Vale Road
    Rapid City, SD 57703
    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, Sliders Bar & Grill, and an arcade.
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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 Stavkirke of Laerdal. Housed...
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Museums & Galleries

  • Children's Science Center

    515 West Boulevard
    Rapid City, SD 57702
    This museum offers a variety of exhibits and activities to introduce children to the many areas of interest within the realm of science.
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  • Dahl Fine Arts Center

    713 Seventh Street
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    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 addition there are other...
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  • Journey Museum

    222 New York Street
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    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 Indian Museum, Minnilusa...
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  • Museum of Geology

    501 East St. Joseph Street
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
    With the mission "to collect, conserve, curate, interpret, exhibit and disseminate knowledge of paleontologically and geologically significant objects," the Museum of Geology offers world-class...
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  • South Dakota Air & Space Museum

    2890 Rushmore Drive
    Rapid City, SD 57706
    7 Miles East of Rapid City on Interstate I-90
    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 Base has on display a B1B Lancer,...
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National Parks & Natural Wonders

  • Badlands National Park

    25216 Ben Reifel Road
    Rapid City, SD 57750
    Located 67 Miles East-Southeast in Interior
    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, protected mixed grass prairie in...
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  • Black Hills Caverns

    2600 Cavern Road
    Rapid City, SD 57702
    Four miles west of Rapid City on Highway 44
    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 other attractions on the site.
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  • Crystal Cave Park

    7770 Cave Road
    Rapid City, SD 57702
    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 five minute “subterranean...
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  • Sitting Bull Crystal Caverns

    13745 South Highway 16
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    9 Miles South of Rapid City in Rockerville Gulch
    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, including such special sites...
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Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Bear Country U.S.A.

    13820 South Highway 16
    Rapid City, SD 57702
    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.
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  • Reptile Gardens

    8955 South Highway 16
    Rapid City, SD 57709
    Located 6 Miles South of Rapid City
    Over 225 species and subspecies of reptiles are showcased at Reptile Gardens.
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Tours & Cruises

  • Affordable Adventures

    5542 Meteor Street
    Rapid City, SD 57703
    Year-round, custom and private tour services for individuals and groups in the Black Hills and Badlands of South Dakota and surrounding areas.
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  • Black Hills Adventure Tours

    4131 Pleasant Drive
    Rapid City, SD 57702
    Adventures packages, sightseeing tours, shuttle services, and more.
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