Local Secrets

STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE: INSIDER EDITION

It’s no secret that Rapid City is the ideal hub for exploring the Black Hills of South Dakota. But with a little local insight, your vacation reaches a level of greatness that rivals our iconic views (we’re looking at you, Mount Rushmore). Your culinary, family, creative and outdoor adventures are about to get real, thanks to Rapid City experts pointing the way to hidden gems and special experiences.

Locals pay attention when wine expert Kara Sweet makes a recommendation – her tips include Sunday mimosas at Tally’s, a signature cocktail at Murphy’s and discovering a new favorite at Canyon Lake Liquors. When hiking expert Bill Bernhard suggests an outing to Little Devils Tower, trail tips are included. You’re never alone planning your Rapid City vacation – there’s always friendly local expertise to guide you.

TIPS FOR BIKING LOCAL TRAILS

With a trail system close to Downtown Rapid City, you can lose yourself in nature without ever losing your way. For exploring a little further afield, local expert Bill Goodgion writes about Shredding in the Black Hills offering insider knowledge from a life-long Black Hills biking enthusiast.

Memorial Park / Berlin Wall Exhibit

Focus on freedom this Memorial Day as you explore Memorial Park on Rapid Creek, home to one of America’s largest Berlin Wall exhibits.

South Dakota Air & Space Museum

Pay a Memorial Day visit to Ellsworth Air Force Base to be inspired by aviation’s past, present and future at the SD Air & Space Museum. 

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