- 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.
Offering informative and entertaining tours of the historic town of Deadwood and the Mt. Moriah Cemetery where Western legends like Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok are buried, Alkali Ike Tours uses a full size bus to accommodate large groups.
Twenty-two miles are covered by the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway. The road allows visitors to view the beauty of the area without having to leave the comfort of their cars and still have the occasional opportunity to stop and take pictures if they wish.
The Homestake Visitor Center is an informational visitor center that provides information to visitors or local residents about the Homestake Gold Mine and the city of Lead. The center is open daily during the summer months.
Andy's Trail Rides provides horseback riding services for riders of all ages and skill levels. In addition to the general horse rides, there are also special trips offered by the company for fishermen, hunters, or those who wish to experience an authentic sleigh ride.
There are numerous tour options at The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary which allow for different types of encounters with the animals. The most basic package is a two-hour guided bus tour while the most expensive allows for an extended stay in an old-fashioned cabin on site.