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)

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!

Ramblin’ Guide to Rapid City, SD – From the Badlands to Rushmore!

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!

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)

A Carved Mountain Sculpture Larger Than Mount Rushmore

10 Hidden Gems of Rapid City, South Dakota

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Knock twice for martinis at these Prohibition-style bars in Chicago; Rapid City, South Dakota; Milwaukee and Kansas City, Missouri.

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Bedrock City in Custer, South Dakota / 19 Places That Will Make Your Kid's Dreams Come True (via BuzzFeed)

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

Ramblin’ Guide to Rapid City, SD – From the Badlands to Rushmore!

23+ Free Things to do in Rapid City, SD

23+ Free Things to do in Rapid City, SD

There are attractions, events and activities that will keep you busy and entertained for as long you you want to visit, stay and play in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming.

@Patricia Nickens Derryberry Rapid City Wall Drug Store near Rapid City South Dakota.  Should be on everyone's list!

Wall Drug Store near Rapid City South Dakota. Should be on everyone's list! I recommend you do the Badlands Scenic Trail and end up Wall, SD.

1880 Train, Keystone South Dakota...a great ride! this was so much fun!! I love riding this in the mid 1960s. It was narrow gage.

1880 Train, Keystone South Dakota ~~Big Daddy, my husband's grandfather, worked for the railroad. He took Bob to see the trains as a little boy and he developed a love of locomotives ♡

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