Visiting Rapid City?

Rapid City is a place of big dreams and big adventures.  From bucket-list worthy sites, to pet friendly attractions and a live culinary scene, there's really something for everyone.  Explore below for monumental ideas to eat, shop, stay and do.


Downtown Rapid City will challenge any notion you have of small town middle America.  With so much to see and do, you'll find a variety of activities for all age groups.  Plan on visiting the park like setting of Main Street Square in the heart of Downtown lined with restaurants, bars, shops & music.


With six national parks and monuments surrounding Rapid City and a host of state parks to explore, you're located within an hour's drive of some of the nation's most iconic attractions, including Mount Rushmore, Badlands National Park, Custer State Park and more.


There's plenty of family, group, and one on one fun in Rapid City.  Get close to a bear cub at Bear Country, USA, interact with the world's largest collection of reptiles at Reptile Gardens, or tour the City of Presidents.  For a full list of Rapid City attractions, guaranteed for family fun and enjoyment visit us at


For a more relaxing adventure jam packed with stunning views, take a car or motorcycle ride through a scenic highway or byway of your choice.  No matter the season, Black Hills cruising opportunities are limitless.


Whether you choose to stay in the city or seek out the hills, outdoor adventure means something bigger here.  Bicycling, camping, hiking, fishing, rock climbing, mountain biking and water sports are all within the playing field.


In Rapid City, creativity and artistic expression has a place on every street corner.  It is present in alley ways, in shops and galleries.  See big things when you visit Art Alley, The Dahl Arts Center, Prairie Edge Trading Co & Galleries and more.


Satisfy your taste buds and discover the vast selection of local flavor and national recognized chains all located in Rapid City.  With award winning wineries and breweries, fine dining and casual eateries, you're in for an experience for all of the senses.


Exploration leading to big discoveries really couldn't get any easier in Rapid City.  Cruise by car or trolley and you will find marked signs to guide you through your city tour.  Just look for the red Rapid City Logo.


We talk a lot about Doing Big Things when you arrive in Rapid City.  No matter the time of year or duration of your trip, we've got the right tools to help you discover the true journey.

Stop in to the Visitors Information Center - They are there five days a week to help you discover the best of Rapid City.  Stop in for a city map, interact with their kiosk, pick out a few attraction brochures or receive personalize vacation recommendations from their specialists.

View Sample Itineraries - Visit the CVB's website at for a full list of sample trip itineraries to make sure you don't miss a beat.  Select one, two, or eleven!

Learn From the Local Experts - We know you want to make the most of your trip, so why not trust an expert? From wine and brews, to biking and hiking, get out there and indulge in Rapid City gems.

Keep Up with Must See & Do Events - You'll never know what you'll find on your trip to Rapid City or the experiences that await.  From concerts to restaurant events to monumental festivals and more, keep up with it all at

Discover Your Big Thing on the Blog - This resource is overflowing with insider tips on exploring in and around Rapid City.  Featuring guest bloggers from around the Black Hills, there's something for all ages.

Follow the CVB on Social For Daily Inspiration - Whether you're into Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter, follow the CVB for a daily dose of inspiration before, during and after your trip to Rapid City.  Share worthy photos and links to adventures can serve as major inspiration when planning for your trip, in the spur of the moment, or after you return home to reflect on the memories made.  Don't forget to tag your adventure with #VisitRapidCity for a chance to be featured


Big Things To Do

Rapid City really has something for everyone!  Explore below for monumental ideas to eat, shop, stay and do!

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