- The list below includes 51 free or cheap things to do in or near Rapid City, South Dakota, including 53 different types of inexpensive activities like Specialty Museums, Mini Golf, Caverns & Caves and Nature & Wildlife Areas.
- From Downtown Rapid City to George S. Mickelson Trail, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Rapid City and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Keystone, Hill City, Custer and Nemo.
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103 Winter St., Keystone, SD MoreLess Info
Located in Keystone, South Dakota, the 1880 Train Black Hills Central Railroad is a museum and tour firm dedicated to the romance of rail travel during the Gold Rush. Guests may browse exhibits at their leisure and purchase tickets to ride a refurbished 19th century steam locomotive.
42 SPECIAL GROUPON DEAL: Up to 47% Off Admission at Museum at Black Hills Institute
117 Main St., Hill City, SD 57745 MoreLess Info
Experience the wonders of science at the Black Hills Institute-Museum in Hill City, South Dakota. The museum features dinosaur skeletons, gemstones, geological samples, preserved animals, fossils and other fascinating exhibits.
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PO Box 312, Hill City, SD 57745, Hill City, SD 57745 MoreLess Info
Wade's Gold Mill and Mining Museum offers a 'trip back in time' for visitors curious about the area's history and culture. Visitors can pan for gold, take a tour of a mine with antique equipment, and explore a mill.
Dakota Nature & Art specialize in Black Hills area artists and bronze sculptures. They show original art, hand crafted artisan jewelry, pottery, photography, award winning turned wood and home accents that are representative of the area style.
The Warriers Work- Ben West Gallery is a Native American fine arts gallery featuring work from over 30 local artists. Watercolor and oil paintings, wood works, and mixed media are among the many works available at the gallery.