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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  • Reptile Gardens

    Reptile Gardens

    Rapid City, South Dakota

    Classic Black Hills tourist attraction has the largest collection of reptiles on Earth, including a giant crocodile named Maniac.

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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.

  • 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

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

  • Death Chair of Wild Bill Hickok

    Death Chair of Wild Bill Hickok

    Deadwood, South Dakota

    Deadwood has become fashionable again, but Wild Bill Hickok's Death Chair has been drawing visitors for over 70 years.

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