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.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Rapid City. The hottest month in Rapid City is June, when temperatures peak at 103 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to -17 ˚F. The wettest month in Rapid City is August with 1.91 inches of rain, while the driest month is December with 0.18 inches of rain.
At AllTheRooms.com we have accommodations from all of your favourite providers - Airbnb, VRBO, Glamping Hub and more. Rapid City has 4644 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, luxury travelers and everything in between. For those traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Rapid City is available at $19 per night. A typical accommodation in Rapid City costs on average $199 per night.
Those looking to get some work done during their trip to Rapid City can pick from 882 places to stay that provide WiFi. We have 188 accommodations that come with a breakfast included. Choose from 108 places to stay that provide gym facilities, so you won't miss a single workout. If you are driving to Rapid City, you'll want to pick from 970 places to stay that provide parking. 84 hotels and vacation rentals have a pool or jacuzzi.
Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 268 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
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