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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 - Reptile Gardens

A must see family attraction! The world's largest reptile collection, as listed in the 2017 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.

2 - Dinosaur Park

Older than Mount Rushmore these Seven life-size concrete replicas of monstrous prehistoric reptiles are Rapid City's first tourist attraction. 

3 - Main Street Square

Main Street Square is located in the heart of Downtown Rapid City. This attraction is open year round and features dancing fountains, free concerts, and family-friendly events.

4 - Storybook Island

Storybook Island is a beautiful children's park where you can see all of your favorite fairytale and storybook characters. 

5 - The Mammoth Site Of Hot Springs

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

6 - Pirates Cove And Adventure Golf

The ultimate 18-hole adventure through mountain caves, over footbridges and under waterfalls.

7 - 1880 Train - Black Hills Central Railroad

The 1880 Train departs from Hill City and Keystone to take you on a historic 2-hour ride through the beautiful Black Hills. 

8 - Bear Country USA

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

9 - Rush Mountain Adventure Park, Home Of Rushmore Cave

Rush Mountain Adventure Park's four thrilling attractions set your family up to shoot zombies, explore a cave, zoom around a mountain and fly like an eagle. 

10 - The Journey Museum Learning Center

Take an incredible trek through the 2.5-billion year history of the Black Hills using sight, touch and sound.