Imagination can run wild without your meeting plans having to – and you don’t have to travel far to unleash it. Treat your attendees to a ‘destination’ convention or meeting experience right here in the Black Hills. Take advantage of the many perks that make Rapid City meetings unforgettable.


Budget-Friendly Planning, Spectacular Results

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When you keep it in Rapid, the deal you get is in the details. Planners can stretch their budgets for the same quality meeting venues, accommodations, dining options and transportation services that are provided in bigger cities.

To put this in perspective, the average costs for event essentials can greatly impact your finances. Consider that:

  • A gallon of coffee per attendee = $30
  • A plated meal per person = $35
  • Bus transportation for the day = $1,000
  • The average room rate = $150

If you’re looking to stay within a tight budget, this is the place that offers big savings where it counts.


Mesmerizing Small-Town Charm

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The unique charm of the city turns meeting here into a journey for groups. Around each corner, there is a story waiting to unfold. When you step into Main Street Square, it’s like being in a big outdoor living room where everyone feels welcomed – a hub surrounded by independent shops, artistic attractions and delicious restaurants for all appetites.

The destination’s architecture and art will also take you and your attendees by surprise. Take a stroll around Downtown or Art Alley to get a glimpse of the area’s artistic qualities and charm.


Bucket-List Attractions And Activities

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You don’t have to worry about taking your attendees on a long journey to experience extraordinary attractions and activities. Many can be found right here in the Black Hills. Some popular places to visit and explore include Mount Rushmore, Rush Mountain Adventure Park, Black Hills National Forest and Memorial Park.

When it comes to things to do, the options are almost endless. Your group can enjoy touring our historic districts, shopping at local stores and shops downtown, scenic cruising, outdoor recreation and taking in art and culture at museums and galleries.

For groups looking to build camaraderie, our destination also has team-building adventures to bring them closer together. Try going on a City of Presidents Scavenger Hunt, putting your problem-solving skills to the test at Black Hills Escape Rooms or completing another activity that encourages everyone to participate.

Looking for inspiration? Check out our sample itineraries to craft the perfect blend of culture and adventure for your attendees.


A Dedicated Team Of Destination Experts

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Whether you’re looking to organize a small reunion or a large convention, the planning professionals of the Visit Rapid City team are always ready to assist you. Our experts will be there for you from start to finish, providing you with VIP-level services to ensure your meeting is a success. We can do everything from lodging consultation, attendance promotion, program planning, local catering selection and more. Count on us to make the planning process truly exceptional.


Let’s Get Your Meeting Here

If you’re ready to bring your next meeting to the Black Hills, reach out to us or submit your RFP to start the planning process. Our team can’t wait to make your event a Rapid success.