Top 10 Free Attractions Rapid City South Dakota

Top 10 Free Attractions

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.

Storybook Island

2 - Outdoor Campus West

Family-friendly outdoor education facility, with hands-on exhibits and activities.

Outdoor Campus West

3 - 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. 

Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway

4 - 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.

Main Street Square

5 - Dinosaur Park

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

Dinosaur Park

6 - 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.

Wall Drug Store

7 - 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.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

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.

Prairie Edge Trading Company and Galleries

9 - South Dakota Air & Space Museum

A unique opportunity to view aviation history as you stroll among the aircraft and missiles on display.

South Dakota Air & Space Museum

10 - Chapel In The Hills

The Chapel in the Hills brings a little piece of Norway to Rapid City. This free attraction is an exact replica of Stavkirk Church in Norway. 

Chapel In The Hills

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