- Our list of the best things to do in Hot Springs, South Dakota, features the top 31 nearby activities — including 12 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Hot Springs, SD has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Sights & Landmarks, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 14 things to do within the city of Hot Springs, SD , followed by 17 popular activities in nearby cities, including Custer, Crazy Horse and Buffalo Gap
Featuring a variety of activities, Ranch Amusement Park is suitable for all ages. A few attractions at the park include miniature golf, bumper boats, a climbing wall and the bee ride (appropriate for tots and younger children).
The Motion Unlimited Museum is an antique car museum that includes project cars, trucks, pick-up trucks, and restored vehicles. The museum sits in a 13,000-sqft building that includes gas pumps, pedal tractors, and signs.
The Scandinavian-inspired Chapel in the Hills is an ecumenical Christian chapel inspired by Norse Lutheran architecture. A half-hour evening prayer service is held every night, and the Chapel is available for weddings.
Thunderhead Falls is the oldest gold mine open to the public in the Black Hills area. The journey of the 1878 miners is detailed at the site, and guests can enjoy the falls themselves which is essentially eight cubic feet of water spewing vertically for more than 30 feet.
A 29 acre park, Canyon Lake Park offers a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. The park has four picnic pavilions, walking and jogging trails, a boat ramp with paddleboats for rent, and fishing access.
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Mt. Rushmore Black Hills Gold Factory Tour is a 90 minute jewelry factory tour where visitors can watch the lost-wax casting process and see diamonds cast in molten gold. The free tour also offers complimentary coffee and cookies.
Rapid City, South Dakota is home to Storybook Island, a family-frienly theme part that caters to very young children. The Island is based on some of the most beloved children's books from throughout the world. It is not open during winter.