Mount Rushmore on a cloudy day just outside of Rapid City South Dakota. One of the many stops included in our guide :-)

Guide to Rapid City South Dakota

Mount Rushmore on a cloudy day just outside of Rapid City South Dakota. One of the many stops included in our guide :-)USA

Perhaps you thought of stopping in Rapid City, South Dakota for a night on your family road trip, allowing a quick visit to Mount Rushmore, as did we. But after we decided to hang around for 4 nights, we discovered there was so much more to do around Rapid City. Here’s our favourite 13 things to do (in addition to Mount Rushmore).

13 Things To Do In Rapid City With Kids (PLUS Mount Rushmore)

Rushmore Tram & Alpine Slide in Rapid City South Dakota

Rushmore Tram & Alpine SlideScenery~ flowers and food, or extreme excitement - it's all here at Rushmore Tramway and Alpine Slide. Glide up thru the pines on the smooth chairlift to a beautiful mountaintop garden.

Planning a trip to visit South Dakota? Check out our latest updated Ramblin’ Guide to Rapid City with tips on day trips along with where to eat, sleep, and play!

Guide to Rapid City South Dakota

South Dakota: Check out our latest updated Ramblin’ Guide to Rapid City with tips on day trips along with where to eat, sleep, and play!

10 Hidden Gems of Rapid City, South Dakota

10 Hidden Gems of Rapid City, South Dakota

10 Hidden Gems of Rapid City, South Dakota: Visiting the Mount Rushmore State? Here are 10 tips for your trip to Rapid City

Perhaps you thought of stopping in Rapid City, South Dakota for a night on your family road trip, allowing a quick visit to Mount Rushmore, as did we. But there is more to South Dakota than Mount Rushmore. Whether you love nature, history, art, or just the weird and wonderful, you’ll find it here.

13 Things To Do In Rapid City With Kids (PLUS Mount Rushmore)

Deadwood, SD. The entire town is a national historic landmark. This is where Wild Bill Hickok was gunned down, and rumor says it's where the tradition of laying sawdust on bar floors began (barkeeps hoped it would hide spilled gold dust, which they could sweep up after closing time). It is once again a gambling town, so the flavor of the Gold Rush era is replicated, but it has a multitude of souvenir shops, gold panning, and Wild West re-enactments that appeal to the kids.

Winter's Wild in Historic Deadwood / The Black Hills, Deadwood, South Dakota, USA

So you are thinking about travel to the Black Hills this summer for a little fun family get away or maybe a retreat for you and your sweetheart, but other than Mt. Rushmore you don't really know where to start. Fear no more for I will outline here...

What Not to Miss When Visiting the Black Hills, South Dakota

The Black Hills, South Dakota The picture here shows a small tunnel, on needles highway, that looks like you won't fit, but there is plenty of room. We stayed at the State Game Lodge in Custer State Park. The buffalo are amazing & they are free roaming.

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