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Storybook Island

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Address: 1301 Sheridan Lake Rd, Rapid City, SD 57702
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+1 605-342-6357
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I remember this place from when I was 6.

if you have small children and you read to them, this place will stay with them for a lifetime. I was there at 6 years old and carried this memory for the next 50 years, not... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Cynthia N
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

if you have small children and you read to them, this place will stay with them for a lifetime. I was there at 6 years old and carried this memory for the next 50 years, not knowing where it was. at 56, with my grandchildren, all the memories were still there. It is not Disneyland, and you adult sensibilities will... More 

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Thank Cynthia N
rapid city, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have spent countless days at Storybook Island in the last 20 years. I brought my daycare kids here and then my own at least once a month. It is a fun wholesome place for kids to run off some energy and there are plenty of areas to have a picnic or snack shacks to purchase refreshments. The Christmas lights... More 

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Thank Becky D
Rapid City, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Keep in mind it's for young children but a great way to enjoy a nice day! Bring a lunch for the park..

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Thank Riley C
Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing for kids! And can't beat FREE! There is a gift store if you want to spend money though :) Great place to relax, some of the structures can get hot in the sun but a great experience.

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Thank LovingtoTravelToday
Martin, South Dakota
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Families should love this park with plenty of running space and characters that all kids should learn about from stories and nursery rhymes. Donations keep this attraction open, and even though some things could use an update, kids love it!

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1 Thank olynn2017
Spearfish, South Dakota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

They have done a great job at providing a family friendly amusement park for children of all ages. And the price is right!

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Thank WildmanRuss
Rapid City, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

A outdoor walking tour of 3D story book type displays. Great place for young and old to let their imagination run free. Bring a camera for sure. Children will burn off excess energy playing on many of the exhibits making for peace and quiet in the car.

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Thank TrainGuy2013
La Verne, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

My husband and I went here. It was fun for me to see all the tales come to life and take pictures. (Can you tell my husband was a reluctant participant?) When we first arrived, there is a castle for the entrance. The castle has a stairway that you can walk up. Playground equipment was cleverly integrated.... like a giant... More 

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Whitefish, Montana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

It is really impressive how much effort and upkeep is put into this unique and very special park. Our grandson always loves to visit and we spend hours exploring, talking about all the historical characters and old favorite storybook characters that have come to life here! What a wonderful brought to life experience for children - and memories of simpler... More 

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2 Thank Maureen C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I left the planning up to my husband this day, and I was flabbergasted at how adorable the park was. So unusual. My kids all loved it. Our boys are 13, 4, and 2 and the new teen even enjoyed it. They were so worn out after exploring this park. I couldn't believe it was free.

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