Things to do in Rapid City

Top Things to Do in Rapid City, SD - Rapid City Attractions

Things to Do in Rapid City

Top Attractions in Rapid City

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  • ChasingSun101
    Atlanta, GA209 contributions
    We visited an hour or so before closing, paid $20 pp in the car. It was totally worth every penny., it was neat to see so many animals close up. They looked healthy and well cared for, plus their habitats were designed to give you a good shot at actually seeing them.

    The walk around area was a big hit, too! The grounds are well-maintained. We saw foxes and porcupines and of course baby bears and wolf pups. It was the highlight of our visit to the area.

    The restrooms were very clean, the gift shop was well stocked with some fun items.

    Absolutely worth a trip… we saw so much it made the Wildlife Loop in Custer pale in comparison. Hate to say it but if you have small kids and only a short amount of time, go here and skip the loop. I know that’s cheating and it’s not the same as the “wild” but life is short and you will definitely stack the deck in your favor if you use your time here!
    Written 29 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Kimraem
    Princeton, MN248 contributions
    This was the first attraction our grandkids wanted to go to when we arrived in Rapid City, it remained as their favorite even though we did many other things while there. They enjoyed the shows and being able to touch the alligators and snakes at the end of the show. There is a lot to see!
    Written 30 June 2022
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  • Tiffany A
    Minneapolis, MN17 contributions
    Oh my goodness what fun!!! Free family fun at a super fun entertaining park. Our family of ten all enjoyed it so much! Lots to do!
    Written 21 August 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Kschlesser
    Illinois27 contributions
    We did not sped a lot of time at Badlands, but enjoy the beauty of the area as we drove through the Park.
    Written 25 June 2022
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  • Susan P
    Lancaster County, PA10 contributions
    We were only able to tour the outside displays due to lack of volunteers, but we found the signage at the displays to be exceptional. They not only gave the specifications of the aircraft, but they shared a story about the aircraft and a story about someone associated with the aircraft.
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • E. K. S
    2 contributions
    What an absolute fun thing to do.
    We not only ran into each of the Presidents at every corner, but also were fortunate to find a brochure with a scavenger hunt on it. It ony had about 12 things we were to look for so this now meant we were in search of something. And the fact this was all within a 3 block or so radius made it manageable.
    We saw both older and young couples with children enjoying this.
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • Inspire489049
    Brandon, MS17 contributions
    If you're already in Rapid City, this place has some of every thing and is worth a walk around. Lot so art and more.
    Written 24 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • joanie
    Connecticut5 contributions
    It was a damp day but such a spirituial place. My friend & I walked the prayer path with its statues & just could not tear ourselves away from the sereity of the place.
    Written 27 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Rosie G
    Missoula, Montana, United States58 contributions
    Excellent panaramic view of Rapid City. Oh, and there are these kitchy dinosaurs too. I'm glad we didn't miss this!
    Written 7 June 2022
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  • ggreg501
    3 contributions
    We did read about some entry construction, however, as we left several other visitors wandered the grounds in search of this hidden Gem - wonderful presentation, well worth the stop!
    Written 2 June 2022
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  • Jim L
    Alpine, CA16 contributions
    A surprisingly good local museum with terrific indoor displays. It's large, clean and well staffed. Do stop by.
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • Kelly F
    2 contributions
    We walked around part of the lake and saw fish ..just a beautiful place to see…wish we could of stayed longer but if we ever visit again definitely will spend more time there
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • Sridhar T
    Eden Prairie, MN281 contributions
    We were staying at the Courtyard Marriott and Watiki water park was just a 3mins. walk. Great entertainment for the entire family. You can easily spend about 2-3 hours. Bring your own towels. I'm not sure if the water park provides any! We visited the park during the Memorial day week end it was crowded. But the wait for the rides was not bad (5-10mins. at most ). Noon through 6PM or so will be the peak time to visit the park.
    Written 24 June 2022
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  • joanie
    Connecticut5 contributions
    Just a fun little alley while downtown to admire the art. Great photo ops here too!! Just watch as some delivery vehicles come through here too!
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • helensims61
    Wark, UK355 contributions
    One of the guys on the coach tour told me about this, so popped into the park to have a look. A bit of history I didn’t think I would see
    Written 10 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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