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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  • 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.

  • Graves of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane

    Graves of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane

    Deadwood, South Dakota

    Two of the Wild West's best-known characters are buried next to each other in Deadwood. Bill didn't arrive until three years after he was dead.

  • Days of '76 Museum

    Days of '76 Museum

    Deadwood, South Dakota

    What began as a museum about Deadwood's annual parade and rodeo is now filled with a wide range of Western memorabilia. And parade and rodeo stuff.

  • World's 3rd Largest Bronze Sculpture

    World's 3rd Largest Bronze Sculpture

    Deadwood, South Dakota

    Three outdoor larger-than-life bronze Indians, horses -- and 14 buffalo are about to be stampeded off a cliff. Part of an attraction about Lakota culture, bankrolled by movie star Kevin Costner.

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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 Street Corner Presidents

    America's Street Corner Presidents

    Rapid City, South Dakota

    Statues of every American President stand on the street corners of downtown Rapid City.

In and Around Rapid City

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