Planning Resources

Our team of professionals is committed to making sure your group tour is a success. Whether it is one of our complimentary services or information, find what you need to make Rapid City the perfect destination for your travelers.



Tour Planning Assistance

Utilize Our Sample Itineraries

Surrounded by bucket list-worthy experiences, like Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial, whether you have a few hours, a few days or a few weeks everyday has big potential in Rapid City. For your convenience, we have created an assortment of thoughtful sample itineraries designed to assist you in planning the perfect tour for your client or group.
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Take The Best Route

With the perfect itinerary in hand, make sure you are taking the best route! From leisurely scenic drives to motorcoach-friendly roads, let us make sure you plan enough time and get their safe.
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Get Quotes From Group Friendly or FIT Accommodations

Let us help you find the perfect accommodations in Rapid City! With over 4,500 hotel rooms at a variety of properties, we have product for every desire. Visit Rapid City provides a one-stop shop for hotel quotes from group rates to connecting you with the appropriate contacts for your FIT needs. Most accommodations offer complimentary parking and hotel shuttle service from Rapid City Regional Airport.
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Find Group-Friendly Dining

Groups work up a big appetite touring bucket list worthy attractions. Rapid City has something sure to satisfy all palates (or cravings) and budgets! With plenty of options to choose from at a variety of venues including private, semi-private or outdoor dining to chuckwagons, unique sites or buffets, check out Rapid City's group friendly dining options or contact us for assistance in creating a memorable dining experience. Be sure to confirm arrangements in advance as group accommodations vary by location.
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Find Unique Activities & Entertainment Referrals

Discover unique attractions, a spirited art scene, museums and galleries, Native American history, and much more! Looking for something unique and distinctive? Contact us for suggestions to make your Rapid City and Black Hills itinerary complete.
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You’re Invited! Fam Tour Assistance

Consider this your invitation to the land where the buffalo roam and presidents soar! Qualified travel professionals receive complimentary fam tour assistance. Big inspiration hits home as we tailor a fam tour to aid you in developing the perfect itinerary. Note: Courteous two week lead time requested.



View Our Escort Notes

There’s a lot to know about Rapid City, the Black Hills and Badlands of South Dakota, whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned tour operator. Impress your group with the aid of our escort notes, a sample of facts and historic highlights.
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Book A Local Receptive Operator

Unfamiliar with Rapid City and the surrounding area? Rapid City receptive operators are seasoned local experts who will carefully advise, plan and coordinate with services ranging from Step-On Guide to Complete Booking including transportation, attractions, hotels and restaurants tailored to your group or client’s interests.
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Get In Touch With Our International Representatives

Home to one of America’s most widely recognized icons, Mount Rushmore, Rapid City welcomes thousands of visitors from across the globe to tour the Black Hills and Badlands region each year. Partnering with Rocky Mountain International (RMI) and the South Dakota Department of Tourism, Rapid City specialists are found worldwide.
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View Area Motorcoach Services

Whether you need maintenance or a simple service, Rapid City service providers are here for your motorcoach maintenance needs.
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Get Connected With Charter Companies

Arriving by air? The Rapid City area has several experienced motorcoach charter companies to meet your transportation needs. Providing safe and dependable motorcoach transportation is top priority to make your tour a success. Our locally owned charter companies can accommodate groups large and small with anywhere from 36 to 56 passenger deluxe coaches or mini-coaches and passenger vans for smaller groups.
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View Other Ground Transportation Options

Rapid City is easy to navigate and your guests will want to explore all it has to offer. From public transportation, hotel shuttle service, taxi/Lyft, car rentals and seasonal trolley service, connecting guests to all of the big things to see and do is simple! Learn More

Multilingual Services

Our receptive operators work with local guides who offer tours in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese(Mandarin) and Japanese. These guides bring the area’s vivid history and culture to visitors from around the world, ensuring a deep local knowledge of the heritage, history and culture of the region.

Currency Exchange

Automatic Teller Machines (ATM) are located throughout Rapid City with locations at banks and retails business. Please inform your bank before traveling abroad and understand you may be charged for cash withdrawals, It is advisable to have some U.S. currency before arriving in Rapid City. Most shops and restaurants accept credit cards. Visa and Master Card are more commonly accepted than American Express, Discover or Unionpay.

Please Note: Hotels do not provide currency exchange services, but many have ATM’s on site.


Promotional Tools

We want your tour to be a big success! We provide brochures and promotional materials to promote awareness of Rapid City and the Black Hills. To request a copy of our Visitors Guide*, area brochures, tour planning maps*, digital images, our brand video, please contact us!

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Welcome Services

Complimentary Gifts

Aside from our great central location to all the Black Hills and Badlands has to offer, overnighting in Rapid City has its perks! Groups booking Rapid City lodging are eligible to receive a complimentary welcome gift as a thank you for choosing The City of Presidents as your home base. Let us know you’re coming!
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Downtown Welcome

Arrange a welcome in Downtown Rapid City to maximize your group tour! Visit Rapid City provides a complimentary step-on greeting upon arrival in the heart of Rapid City.
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