Rapid City, South Dakota: Storybook Island

A well-preserved civic storyland, built in 1959, in a public park. Fairy tale favorites such as Humpty Dumpty, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Peter Pumpkin Eater.
Address:
1301 Sheridan Lake Rd, Rapid City, SD
Directions:
In Sioux Park, on the west side of the city. Parking is just off the west side of Sheridan Lake Rd, a mile south of Business 90/Main St. or a quarter-mile north of Hwy 44/Jackson Blvd.
Hours:
Daily 9 am - 8 pm, Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Admission:
Free
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Team One of the Gonzo Road Trip Rally 2012 completed their mission first today -- the oft overlooked Storybook Island kiddie park in Rapid City. Jeff and Charin reached the park at 3:21 pm via Lead, Deadwood and Spearfish. They'll be continuing east, converging with Team Two on July 6... somewhere TBD.

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[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 07/02/2012]
Storybook Island

A small park with various little displays of storybook characters. The Three Billy Goats Gruff have their own island. You can walk through the Crooked Little House built by the Crooked Little Man. There are also a few animals, such as baby deer around. There is a great children's theatre performing group that does shows throughout the summer season. In the few weeks leading to Christmas, the whole park is decorated with Christmas lights and is open to the public to walk around and enjoy carollers and hot cocoa on a snowy winter evening.

[Myra, 10/12/2005]

Humpty Dumpty, Jack and the Beanstalk, Peter Pumpkin Eater -- all are present and accounted for, as are some non-fairytale additions such as The Cat in the Hat and the cast from The Wizard of Oz.

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