Rapid City boasts a backdrop of the Black Hills mountain range and lots of fun for vacationers. Outdoor enthusiasts love to visit the national parks that are nearby and enjoy the recreational activities out there. Downtown Rapid City also offers entertainment, from wandering around art galleries and boutique stores to museums and relaxing at Main Street Square. Nicknamed the City of Presidents, keep an eye out for bronze statues of 42 past presidents that line the downtown area. Plus, there are lots of restaurants to can enjoy, with everything from pub food to fine dining. Bars in the evening also offer wine, craft beers and colorful cocktails. Rapid City is a place for everyone to escape and enjoy themselves!
Top things to do in Rapid City include visiting the Journey Museum & Learning Center. Here you can dive into history and learn about everything from the time of the dinosaurs to the days of the Western frontier. To relax, wander around Main Street Square, which is a plaza that has water features and beautiful colorful gardens. Dinosaur Park is a place that all ages will love and features life-size replicas of dinosaurs. To see some living animals, you can drive through Bear Country USA to spot black bears, mountain lions, bison and reindeer, all in a safe park. There's also fun to be had in the Badlands National Park, where you can go hiking and admire the spires and erodes buttes that make this part of South Dekota particularly unique.
The best time to visit Rapid City is during the summer months when the sun is shining, and during fall for spectacular scenery.
Rapid City is located in the heart of the Black Hills of South Dakota. People come to the city to enjoy the incredible surrounding landscape -- located just 26 miles from Hill City, the city is easily accessible. Explore the Mt Rushmore National Memorial, get lost in the Ponderosa pines in the national forest, ride alongside wild buffalo at Cluster State Park, view the beautiful waters of Pactola Lake and Sheridan Lake, or hike the hills of South Dakota -- the outdoor activities are endless. There is no better way to see the area than by getting a cozy cabin the woods with a hot tub and fire pit, in the heart of the Black Hills.
Although the beautiful Black Hills are a major attraction by itself, there is plenty to keep you entertained in downtown Rapid City. View 42 life-size bronze sculptures of the 42 presidents, learn about Dakota culture in the Prairie Edge Trading Co. and Galleries, and enjoy people-watching in Main Street Square. Getting a Rapid City cabin rental that is centrally located means you'll be close to all the major attractions, while a full kitchen and large living room are exactly the spaces you need to relax after a busy day.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Rapid City. The warmest months in Rapid City are April and May, when temperatures reach 103 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to -4 ˚F. The wettest month in Rapid City is January with 3.4 inches of rain, while the driest month is December with 0.18 inches of rain.
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Browse vacation rentals from all the leading providers including Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and more at AllTheRooms.com. Rapid City has 1,339 hotels, vacation rentals and other special places to stay, with prices to suit careful travellers, extravagant travelers and everything in between. If you are trying to keep costs down, the cheapest place to stay in Rapid City is only $10 a night. A typical vacation rental in Rapid City costs on average $209 per night.
If you would like to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 507 accommodations in Rapid City that have WiFi. 111 places to stay include a breakfast. You can keep up with your workout routine by staying at one of 74 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you are driving to Rapid City, you'll want to pick from 564 places to stay that provide parking. We track 62 vacation rentals that have a pool or jacuzzi.
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