Free is always better! These area attractions are available to all and free of charge! Fight dragons, ride jackalopes, and run through interactive fountains when you visit these free attractions!
1 - Storybook Island
Beautiful children’s park filled with storybook and fairytale character sets.
2 - Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
North of Rapid City near the town of Spearfish lays Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway—a stunning 19-mile cruise through towering limestone walls and dense deciduous forest. The road follows Spearfish Creek past historic Homestake Gold Mine hydroelectric plants and multiple waterfalls.
3 - Wall Drug Store
Wall Drug is a wonderland of free attractions, western art and photo collections. It has a fantastic restaurant and 18 unique retail outlets. The #1 Roadside Attraction in the world.
4 - 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.
There is no admission to the memorial, but there is a parking fee. Click the link below for specifics.
5 - Main Street Square
A fun-filled public space featuring more than 150 events a year including live concerts, children’s events, community festivals and more.
6 - Dinosaur Park
Seven life-size concrete replicas of monstrous prehistoric reptiles inhabit the park.
7 - South Dakota Air & Space Museum
A unique opportunity to view aviation history as you stroll among the aircraft and missiles on display.
8 - Prairie Edge Trading Company and Galleries
Prairie Edge has the finest selections of Native American art, crafts, jewelry, books and music on display anywhere in the region.
9 - Outdoor Campus West
Family-friendly outdoor education facility, with hands-on exhibits and activities.
10 - City of Presidents Statues
Visitors to historic downtown Rapid City are greeted by the City of Presidents, a series of life-size bronze statues of our nation’s past presidents along the city’s streets and sidewalks. Whether you’re enjoying downtown shopping, dining or other attractions, you can enjoy these sculptures free.