- TripBuzz found 57 things to do with kids in or near Rapid City, South Dakota, including 31 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Keystone, Hill City, Custer and Nemo.
- From Storybook Island to Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, the Rapid City area offers 52 different types of family activities, including: Specialty Museums, Amusement Parks (All Ages), Mini Golf and Water Parks.
- One of the largest cities in South Dakota, Rapid City is home to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Located near the Black Mountains, the city is a popular locale for outdoor sports and adventures including rock climbing, bicycling, fishing, kayaking and tubing. Along with outdoor recreation, the area has a variety of museums and cultural centers such as Reptile Gardens, The Journey Museum and Dinosaur Park.
Private guided trail rides are the specialty of Sage Meadow Ranch. All skill levels (ages 13 and up) are invited to make a reservation for a horseback riding experience. Rides range from an hour and a half to three hours.
Waterslides and a large indoor pool at Evans Plunge are filled with water from the nearby natural thermal spring. The warm water stays at 87 degrees Fahrenheit and flows into the attraction at a rate of 5000 gallons per minute.
At Pioneer Museum there are many pieces of original art such as paintings and sculptures, and tools and equipment that pioneers used in their daily lives. Visitors can see a recreated 19th century doctor's office, classroom and general store.
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300 N Chicago Street, Hot Springs, SD 57747 MoreLess Info
Operated by the Fall River County Historical Society, the Museum-Fall River County-Historical is a museum that strives to display and promote the history of the local area. Historical artwork, artifacts, and handcrafted tools are among the items on display.
The only place along Cascade Creek that is recommended for swimming is Cascade Falls & Swimming Hole. The clean, clear water is slow enough to be safe while still serving as a fun natural swimming spot.
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SD Highway 71, Hot Springs, SD MoreLess Info
Pack a picnic and head to J.H. Keith Park and Whitney Preserve at Cascade Springs. Take a walk around the park and enjoy nature. Soak your feet or jump right into the springs for a refreshing dip.
A sports complex, Butler Park features baseball and softball fields as well as tennis and basketball courts. The park also provides a skateboard park, walking paths, a children's playground and picnic facilities including tables, shelters and grills.
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1800 U.S. 18 Bypass, Hot Springs, SD 57747 MoreLess Info
Several large specimens of woolly mammoths were found in 1974, which was preserves as the Mammoth Site of Hot Springs. A museum grew around the actual site that teaches visitors about paleontology and geology.
Displays of wildlife and plants native to the grasslands are the focus of the National Grasslands Visitor Center. Yet, the site also features a small theater, exhibit room, and gift shop for those who want to spend more time in the area.