Big Praise

"I have planned a number of conventions/conferences in Rapid City and I found Visit Rapid City, hotel representatives and bus company employees to be very friendly, positive and helpful in putting together a fun, exciting and informative meeting. Not only are the professionals helpful and friendly, but I have found that the citizens of the community are extremely friendly and helpful, whether it is providing directions, assisting with the coordinating of activities or providing physical assistance. I have found Rapid City to be a great place to get things done and have a good time."

Nomination for Best Midwest City for Meetings


“Working with Visit Rapid City means having a partner in the area who is as concerned as am I to make certain my event goes off well. I have come to count on Lisa Storms and Visit Rapid City to help me plan my events in the Rapid City area.

When we first decided to site our event in Rapid City, it was primarily due to location and the many sites our attendees could see in the area. But as we worked with Lisa Storms and Visit Rapid City, our decision to continue siting events in RC had as much to do with their professionalism and the welcoming attitude. I would recommend Rapid City as an event location and advise anyone coming to the Black Hills area to check in with Visit Rapid City.

As a tourist, I come to Rapid City for the destinations. As an event planner, I come for the people. The hotel staff, event planners and particularly the staff of Visit Rapid City bend over backwards to make me look good by making sure my attendees are comfortable and entertained. “

Michael McDermott
Sr. Quality Manager, Northwest Region


"The folks at Visit Rapid City are outstanding to work with – responsive, helpful and able to go further than any group we have worked with in the past to help make our event successful."

Rick Pharr
Institute of Transportation Engineers Joint District Annual Meeting


"The beauty of the Black Hills is reason enough to visit the area. When you add the exceptional services provided by Visit Rapid City it just makes planning a tour program easier. Over the years I have relied on the professional knowledge of Julie and others in making arrangements for our travelers coming to Rapid City. Their knowledge of hotels, restaurants and attractions makes my planning process much easier and makes CTN Travels look good to our travelers."

Rick Pharr
CTN Travels


"Julie Jones-Whitcher and Visit Rapid City helped make my club’s visit very special and made me a superstar with my members!

Because of the wonderful tour with our club in 2010 and the gracious hospitality and information I personally experienced in 2013 during our Heritage Club International Peer Group Conference and Pre-Fam Tour I will be bringing a group back to Rapid City and will contact Visit Rapid City for their assistance and expertise."

Valerie Kelsey
Vice President
Premier Club Director
D. L. Evans Bank


"Rapid City is the hub of the Black Hills and even for the Badlands. More varieties of lodging from budget to high end, from historic to modern and dining options than any other location in the region. Accessibility by air."

Hideki Gomi
Rocky Mountain Holiday Tours


"Visit Rapid City created a fantastic presentation to ‘sell’ Rapid City as a great place to visit. This was submitted along with our tournament application and was a critical component in awarding the tournament to Rapid City for two years. Visit Rapid City is a great resource for anyone planning an event – extremely helpful.

For both events, groups of the players, their families and/or coaches visited Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Bear Country, etc. Every day we would hear about their adventures. We had fantastic feedback from our participants with several of them returning the following year."

Liz Hamburg
Tournament Director, USTA Tournaments Black Hills Tennis Association