Life-size bronze statues of past U.S. Presidents welcome pedestrians and motorists alike to downtown Rapid City. Take a self-guided walking tour to view each of the prestigious individuals who have left their mark on this great nation.
Rapid City is blessed with a plethora of parks, each offering beautifully landscaped spaces and recreation opportunities for the young and young-at-heart. Get up close and personal with a section of the Berlin Wall as well as honor the victims of the 1972 flood at Memorial Park. Stop at Canyon Lake Park to feed the ducks or drop a fishing line in the water.
Casual and fine dining opportunities abound at the many restaurants, cafes, chuck wagons and supper clubs. Choose from a dizzying array of South Dakota delicacies such as walleye, buffalo or pheasant or go for something more mainstream.
Feel the energy at the Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup in September as 1,500 head of buffalo are rounded up and coaxed into corrals for sorting and branding.
Billed as ''A City Fair with Country Flair'', the Central States Fair draws crowds from across the region in August to enjoy concerts by country music superstars, PRCA rodeos, a midway carnival, Demolition Derby and truck/tractor pull as well as numerous other events and exhibits.
Spanning ten days in January and February, the Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo is one of the premier shows of its type in the United States, drawing nearly 300,000 people annually. From cattle shows to Stallion Row and the North American Sheep Dog Trials to the Stockman's Banquet and Ball, there truly is something for everyone!
Held in October, the Black Hills Powwow & Art Market showcases spirited drumming, singing and competitive dancing.
Tee up on a mild South Dakota day at any of the 19 golf courses in the Black Hills, many of which have been listed among the top courses in America by Golf Digest. Rapid City offers three nine-hole courses and four public eighteen-hole courses.
Located in the heart of Rapid City, The Journey Museum showcases the history of the Black Hills and surrounding plains from the unique perspective of both the Lakota people and pioneers. World-class exhibits are sure to be enjoyed by all!
The Museum of Geology, located on the campus of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, is a leader in conserving the rich geological heritage of South Dakota and the Black Hills and contains an impressive collection of unique and often rare specimens and minerals.
Whatever treasure your heart desires can be found in Rapid City and the Black Hills area. Delight in genuine Black Hills Gold jewelry, handcrafted Sioux bead work, South Dakota made products, original Western art, antiques and much, much more.
Velkommen to Chapel in the Hills! Pause for a moment and reflect on life's bounty in the quiet solitude of the chapel, an exact reproduction of the famous Borgund Stavkirke of Laerdal, Norway.
Lakota, meaning ''land bad''. Become immersed in Native American culture while enjoying the barren yet indescribably beautiful landscape. Some of the world's greatest fossil beds can be found nestled amongst the largest mixed grass prairie in the National Park System.
Located in downtown Rapid City, the Dahl Arts Center offers people the opportunity to explore the arts in a multitude of ways and has become recognized statewide for programming excellence.The Black Hills Community Theatre provides high-quality theatrical opportunities and productions for the Black Hills region.
Enjoy Broadway-quality shows during the summer months at Black Hills Playhouse in Custer State Park.
By the early 19th century, the Great Sioux nation dominated the northern Plains, including most of South Dakota. Become immersed in the many places and faces associated with this great nation – Little Big Horn River, Wounded Knee, Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Red Cloud. Enjoy the many cultural influences still felt today!