Pet Friendly Places

Pet Friendly Places

Pet Friendly Places in Rapid City, South Dakota

Experience Rapid City and the Black Hills of South Dakota with every member of the family -- including the furry ones! Unpack at a pet friendly hotel in Rapid City and visit pet friendly attractions* throughout the Black Hills. If an attraction on your list isn't pet friendly, or won't let your particular pet in, contact one of the friendly kennel services for pet-sitting.


Click here for a listing of pet friendly hotels in Rapid City. 
*Hotels allowing pets are identified by the paw print icon. 
To see properties that allow pets, click on the paw print icon  to filter your search results. Please contact each hotel for their pet policy.


Crazy Horse Memorial
Leashed pets are welcome at Crazy Horse Memorial in the outside common areas, including the viewing veranda and the roofed, concrete floor entry leading to it. Pets are allowed inside any of the buildings, with the exception of the restaurant and snack shop, but must be carried or otherwise contained. We ask that owners take responsibility for cleaning up after their pets. No pets are allowed in the food service areas or on the bus rides to the bottom of the mountain. Service animals are permitted in all areas.


Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Pets (except licensed guide dogs) are not permitted in any part of the memorial, except in the pet exercise areas located at each end of the upper parking level facility. Please pick up after your pet with bags that are provided in these areas. Since pets must stay in your vehicle while you visit the memorial, you should park in the parking garage's shaded areas (Levels 1, 2, 4, & 5).

Reptile Gardens
See the gorgeous landscaping, learn about interesting reptiles, laugh with knowledgable trainers at Reptile Gardens. Dogs on leashes welcome!

*Please contact each attraction for its pet policy prior to visiting. For a list of pet-friendly attractions, please reference our Visitor Guide.


Black Hills Animal Hospital
2909 Cambell Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

Meiners Animal Clinic
220 Krebs Drive
Rapid City, SD 57702



The following locations in Rapid City are pet friendly. Your dog may be off its leash in these areas but must remain within sight. Owners must have leashes in their possession for each pet at all times and clean-up and disposal of pet waste is required.

  • Braeburn Addition - Located west of the Cleghorn Springs Fish Hatchery at the hockey rink. (3350 Idlehurst Lane)

  • Wilderness Park - The undeveloped portion of the park located east of City Springs Road and north of the picnic areas. (514 City Springs Road)

  • Knollwood Metering Dam - Located south of Interstate 90, north of Racine Street and west of LaCrosse Street. Parking available at the end of Brentwood Drive.

  • Robbinsdale Park - The undeveloped portion of the park located south of the picnic area, east of Harney Little League complex and north of Fairmont Boulevard.

  • New York Street Greenway - The portion of the greenway located south of New York Street between East Boulevard and Fifth Street, north of Rapid Creek.

  • Vickie Powers Memorial Park - 940 Kathryn Avenue.

For more information and maps: Rapid City Parks and Recreation - Off-Leash Areas