Rapid City invites visitors to explore a charming downtown, turn-of-the-century buildings, and local arts and culture. In the heart of downtown you’ll find Main Street Square, a fun-filled public space hosting special events year round ranging from live concerts to family friendly festivals. Add to the experience with a walk through the locals’ favorite Art Alley! Here the language of the artistic community comes alive on a canvas comprised of brick walls. Art mixes with history during the City of Presidents walking tour. This self-guided walking tour guides you throughout downtown where you’ll discover the life-size bronze statues of past American Presidents. Make an educational stop at The Journey Museum & Learning Center where you’ll walk through a display showcasing the history and story of our region. Downtown Rapid City is also home to palate pleasing restaurants, local breweries and a winery, as well as an assortment of unique shops. To top off your experience shop for authentic hand-crafted Native American souvenirs in Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries or at the Dakota Drum Company.
Finding your way to Rapid City is seamless and within a day’s drive of gateway cities such as Denver, Minneapolis and Chicago. Direct air service into Rapid City is also available via American, Delta, United and Allegiant Airlines. A broad spectrum of lodging options is available within the city. Whether you prefer traditional, contemporary, eco-friendly, historical, or the hospitality of well-known brands, you will find a favorite place to stay in Rapid City within your budget and taste.
The spectacular scenery of the Black Hills paired with a local culture rich with history and artistic expression make Rapid City your ideal home base, leaving you inspired and satisfied. Find a complete look at all of Rapid City’s offerings, sample itineraries, Top Ten Lists and more at VisitRapidCity.com.