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Rapid City overview

Rapid City is known for its natural setting. Activities like horseback riding give you a chance to enjoy the outdoors while you're in town. Visitors can plan a fun excursion to Storybook Island and Cleghorn Springs Hatchery & Visitors Center while in Rapid City. There's plenty more to see, including sights like Art Alley and Museum of the American Bison.

Where to stay in Rapid City

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or a week, Rapid City has the right hotel for you. There are 59 hotels in Rapid City and you can shop as many as 99 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 40%. We have room prices as low as 29 USD per night and here's a breakdown of hotels by star rating in Rapid City as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 11 4-star hotels from 69 USD per night
  • • 49 3-star hotels from 49 USD per night
  • • 39 2-star hotels from 45 USD per night

How to get to Rapid City

Fly into Rapid City, SD (RAP-Rapid City Regional), 9.1 mi (14.7 km) from the heart of Rapid City.

What to see around Rapid City

Fun excursions can include a visit to:
  • • Storybook Island
  • • Cleghorn Springs Hatchery & Visitors Center
  • • Black Hills Maze
  • • Ranch Amusement Park
  • • Bear Country USA
The area's cultural scene stands out, and places to visit include:
  • • Art Alley
  • • Museum of the American Bison
  • • The Journey Museum
  • • Call of the Wild Museum
  • • Motion Unlimited Museum and Antique Car Lot
The area is recognized for its natural setting, offering these places to visit:
  • • Berlin Wall Exhibit
  • • Dinosaur Park
  • • Black Hills Caverns
  • • Sitting Bull Crystal Caverns
  • • Thunderhead Falls
Recommended sights include:
  • • Art Alley
  • • Museum of the American Bison
  • • Main Street Square
  • • Flags and Wheels Indoor Racing
  • • The Journey Museum

When to visit Rapid City

Wondering what time of year to travel or what should be on your packing list? Here are some seasonal norms so you'll know what to expect for your trip:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 51°F day, 13°F night
  • • April-June: 81°F day, 26°F night
  • • July-September: 86°F day, 40°F night
  • • October-December: 67°F day, 13°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 1.30 inches
  • • April-June: 7.56 inches
  • • July-September: 4.72 inches
  • • October-December: 2.05 inches