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Dinosaur Park Gift Shop & Visitors Center

Price Range
Park Open Daily
5:00am - 10:00pm
Visitor Center/Gift Shop Hours
May 9:00am - 5:00pm
June, July 8:00am - 8:00pm
August 8:00am - 6:00pm
September 9:00am - 5:00pm

44.0778268, -103.2440296

Free family fun at one of the Black Hills’ original tourist attractions, open to the public since 1936!  Dinosaur Park is located on a ridge of sandstone that encircles the Black Hills.  Along this ridge dinosaurs of the Late Jurassic and Early Cretaceous have been found.  Not far from the park dinosaur footprints have been found. View the seven life-size concrete replicas of monstrous prehistoric reptiles inhabit the park. As you stand on Dinosaur Park with spectacular 100-mile views and look to the east you can see the South Dakota Badlands. 

Dinosaur Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a trailhead for hiking and biking on the Skyline Wilderness Trail. The Visitor Center features a wide variety of gifts, books, fossils, and rocks. Food service includes 12 flavors of ice cream and light lunch items.

COVID-19 Update

In order to ensure the safety of visitors and staff, the Dinosaur Park Gift Shop & Visitors Center is limiting the number of patrons in the store at one time. The front door is enter only with the east deck door designated for exit. There is enhanced sanitation of surfaces, common touchpoints and bathrooms. Staff is required to wear masks and monitor their health. Plexiglass shields have been installed ion the counters and there are limited food service and ice cream menu. Outside and inside seating has been spaced apart for social distancing.

Upcoming Events

Trivia Night

Apr 22, 2021

601 Kansas City Street
Rapid City, SD  57701