Tours & Historic Districts

Explore Rapid City, South Dakota’s City Tour & Historic Districts

Rapid City offers a city tour for visitors to easily explore many of the city’s attractions and activities. The attractions are marked by signs to guide your tour through the city and historic districts and move you to the next location. The City View Trolley offers visitors a narrated tour of many of the City Tour attractions.



1. Rapid City Visitor Information Center
10. Dinosaur Park/
      Skyline Wilderness Area
2. Memorial Park - Berlin Wall &
    Legacy Commons
11. Museum of Geology
3. Founders Park/
    Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park
12. APEX Gallery

4. The Outdoor Campus West 

13. Main Street Square &
      The Sculpture Project
5. Storybook Island 14. The City of Presidents
6. Cleghorn Springs State Fish
    Hatchery & Visitors Center

15. Dahl Arts Center

7. Chapel in the Hills
16. West Boulevard &

      Downtown Historic Districts
8. Canyon Lake Park 17. The Journey Museum &
      Learning Center
9. Formal Gardens 18. Black Hills Visitor
      Information Center


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Rapid City Tour Signs 



Black Hills Visitor Information Center

The Black Hills Visitor Information Center at Rapid City welcomes you with an array of free services designed to smooth your way and maximize your vacation fun in the Black Hills and Badlands of South Dakota.

1851 Discovery Cir. - Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 355-3700


West Boulevard Historic Districts

Rapid City has two historic districts for your enjoyment. The first is the historic downtown district. Included in the notable buildings is the 1914 First National Bank building at 7th and Main. Across the street you will find the 1911 Lions Head Fountain, which was once a watering station for horses. 

Rapid City's West Boulevard Historic Districts is just west of downtown. Residential in character, portions of 18 blocks contain examples of the city's finest late 19th century and early 20th century structures.


City View Trolley

The City View Trolley offers visitors a narrated tour of Rapid City attractions, beginning at the Milo Barber Transportation Center, winding through downtown and continuing west to Stavkirke Chapel. 15 stops along the route allow guests to get off and enjoy the attractions. Narration through GPS technology provides trolley passengers information about historic and present-day Rapid City.

300 Sixth Street - Rapid City, SD - 57701
(605) 394-6631