Rapid City, SD is the second largest city in the state and the closest major city to Mt. Rushmore. In August, it's home to the tourists who flood the area for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Whether your trip to Rapid City is for business or pleasure, there are activities for singles, couples, families and nature enthusiasts. Here are some stops to make, not far from our Rapid City hotels:
Rapid City is only 23 miles from the Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, where you can come face to face with America's rich national heritage. Be sure to visit The Journey Museum and Gardens for a historical and geographical tour of the region.
If animals—past, present or even slithering—are your thing, check out Dinosaur Park, Reptile Gardens and Bear Country USA. You will find everything from live bears to a life-size Tyrannosaurus rex sculpture. Dinosaur Park works with major zoos around the world to promote the survival of several species of reptiles.
Then visit Sitting Bull Crystal Caverns and revel in the intrinsic beauty. You'll be awestruck as you see clear water reflecting off a brilliant crystal ceiling.
When planning your trip to Rapid City, book your stay with Choice Hotels and get easy access to all the local attractions. Check out our selection below and make your reservation today!
Rapid City, SD, US, 57701
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