Rapid City, South Dakota Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Rapid City and the surrounding area. The most presidential city outside of Washington, DC, its statues of Chief Executives stand on every downtown street corner. Four big heads at nearby Mt. Rushmore. But Crazy Horse is the biggest head of all.

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  • 45-Foot-Tall Statue of Liberty

    45-Foot-Tall Statue of Liberty

    Rapid City, South Dakota

    Faithful replica built by the owners of a pizzeria and sports bar in 2014. Neighbors tried to block it as an eyesore.

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  • Chief Crazy Horse Memorial

    Chief Crazy Horse Memorial

    Crazy Horse, South Dakota

    Bigger than Mount Rushmore. And more than a head.

  • Reptile Gardens

    Reptile Gardens

    Rapid City, South Dakota

    A popular Black Hills reptile ranch and classic tourist attraction, with performing chickens in boxes and the largest collection of reptiles on Earth, including a giant crocodile named Maniac.

  • Dinosaur Park

    Dinosaur Park

    Rapid City, South Dakota

    Free park of concrete dinosaurs standing on a hill above Rapid City.

  • Cosmos Mystery Area

    Cosmos Mystery Area

    Rapid City, South Dakota

    Two identical shacks distorted by the forces of gravity and crowd flow.

  • America's Founding Fathers Exhibit

    America's Founding Fathers Exhibit

    Rapid City, South Dakota

    Famous Declaration of Independence painting rendered as 47 3D sculptures. After learning all about the Founding Fathers, head to the musket range to shoot at Redcoat targets.

In and Around Rapid City

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January 18, 2018

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