Your Winter Vacation Destination
Soak in the sunshine from Rapid City, South Dakota where the surrounding Black Hills often provide shelter from the worst winter weather. With an average temperature of 46 degrees from November to March, you can gaze upon the snow dusted, 500-foot carving of Crazy Horse Memorial®, find out what we mean by “buffalo car wash,” and enjoy downtown dining from the comfort of a heated igloo.
Explore Winter Activities
Enjoy exploring big attractions without big crowds. Discover the awe-inspiring snowscapes of famous parks and monuments and pose for pictures with frozen waterfalls. Marvel at the muted colors of the “Badlands” and unearth dinosaur fossils at the Museum of Geology. See the top 10 exhibits at The Journey Museum & Learning Center to explore the history of the region and savor the winter flavors of Rapid's local breweries.
Find Lodging Options
Benefits of a winter vacation include lower off-season lodging rates. In Rapid, you’ll find historic hotels and eco-friendly motels, resorts and cozy cabins that help create a memorable trip with the perfect place to rest your head.