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).

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).

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

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!

Rapid City and the Badlands (75 miles apart on Interstate-90) combine for a great list of must-do stops: http://www.midwestliving.com/travel/south-dakota/rapid-city/two-day-itinerary-for-south-dakotas-badlands-and-rapid-city/

Two-Day Itinerary for South Dakota's Badlands and Rapid City

Rapid City and the Badlands (75 miles apart on Interstate-90) combine for a great list of must-do stops: http://www.midwestliving.com/travel/south-dakota/rapid-city/two-day-itinerary-for-south-dakotas-badlands-and-rapid-city/

"Firehouse Brewing Company celebrates the building’s heritage with brass-and-red decor, plus Firehouse Red ale."  Two-Day Itinerary for South Dakota's Badlands and Rapid City | Midwest Living

Two-Day Itinerary for South Dakota's Badlands and Rapid City

"Firehouse Brewing Company celebrates the building’s heritage with brass-and-red decor, plus Firehouse Red ale." Two-Day Itinerary for South Dakota's Badlands and Rapid City | Midwest Living

Top places to visit in South Dakota include Spearfish, Hill City, Keystone, Bedrock City, SIoux Falls, De Smet, Rapid City and Custer.

20 Free Things to Do in South Dakota

Top places to visit in South Dakota include Spearfish, Hill City, Keystone, Bedrock City, SIoux Falls, De Smet, Rapid City and Custer.

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

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...

10 Hidden Gems of Rapid City, South Dakota

10 Hidden Gems of Rapid City, South Dakota

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Que Pasa Mexican Kitchen in Rapid City.

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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.

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.

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

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

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Looking for a long weekend guide to Rapid City, South Dakota? We have answers for where to stay, what to do, and where the best places to eat (and drink) are!

Looking for a long weekend guide to Rapid City, South Dakota? We have answers for where to stay, what to do, and where the best places to eat (and drink) are!

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