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Parks and Monuments

Rapid City is centrally located to several Black Hills area national parks, monuments and historical sites. Only 25 minutes from the heart of downtown Rapid City, visitors can explore Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Discover two of the areas national caves or explore the mysteries of the Badlands National Park and Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, all located within an hour of Rapid City. 

Plan your visit to Rapid City and explore these national parks, natural wonders and enduring achievements. Don’t miss the region’s big anniversaries in 2016, including the 75th Anniversary of the Completion of Mount Rushmore and the National Park Service Centennial celebrations.