Top Family Attractions Rapid City South Dakota

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Top 10 Family Attractions

Finding something fun for the whole family is no small task which is why Rapid City's attractions are ideal for any family getaway. No one can resist digging for fossils or watching an alligator show so you can rest easy knowing your family members, big and small, will have the time of their life in Rapid City! 

1 - Cosmos Mystery Area

Cosmos is a unique place where comedy, science and mystery collide.

Cosmos Mystery Area

2 - The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs

This National Natural Landmark is an internationally renowned indoor working paleontological site/museum.

The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs

3 - Mount Rushmore National Memorial

More than two million visitors from across the country and world come here every year to see this monumental sculpture of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

4 - Storybook Island

Beautiful children’s park filled with storybook and fairytale character sets.

Storybook Island

5 - Reptile Gardens

A must see family attraction! The world's largest reptile collection, as listed in the 2014 Guinness Book of World Records, is on display along with Orchids and other tropical flowers in an indoor jungle, giant tortoises and birds of prey.

Reptile Gardens

6 - Custer State Park

Custer State Park is one of the largest state parks and famous for its bison herd, a variety of wildlife, scenic drives and historic sites. It also offers miles of hiking trails to explore. 

Custer State Park

7 - Crazy Horse Memorial

Witness the creation of a true world wonder. Paying tribute to the culture, tradition and living heritage of American Indians and the spirit of legendary Lakota leader, Crazy Horse, it is the world’s largest ongoing mountain carving.

Crazy Horse Memorial

8 - Bear Country USA

A unique drive-thru park featuring North American wildlife and the largest collection of privately owned black bears.

Bear Country USA

9 - Dinosaur Park

Seven life-size concrete replicas of monstrous prehistoric reptiles inhabit the park.

Dinosaur Park

10 - Harney Peak

Black Elk Peak (Harney Peak) is the highest natural point in South Dakota and the Black Hills. It lies in the Black Hills Elk Wilderness Area in the Black Hills National Forest.

Black Elk Peak

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