Perhaps you thought of stopping in Rapid City, South Dakota for a night on your family road trip, allowing a quick visit to Mount Rushmore, as did we. But after we decided to hang around for 4 nights, we discovered there was so much more to do around Rapid City. Here’s our favourite 13 things to do (in addition to Mount Rushmore).

13 Things To Do In Rapid City With Kids (PLUS Mount Rushmore)

Perhaps you thought of stopping in Rapid City, South Dakota for a night on your family road trip, allowing a quick visit to Mount Rushmore, as did we. But after we decided to hang around for 4 nights, we discovered there was so much more to do around Rapid City. Here’s our favourite 13 things to do (in addition to Mount Rushmore).

Mount Rushmore on a cloudy day just outside of Rapid City South Dakota. One of the many stops included in our guide :-)

Guide to Rapid City South Dakota

Bear Country USA is located in Rapid City, South Dakota. Photo provided by South Dakota Tourism

Bear Country USA is located in Rapid City, South Dakota. Photo provided by South Dakota Tourism

Rushmore Tram & Alpine SlideScenery~ flowers and food, or extreme excitement - it's all here at Rushmore Tramway and Alpine Slide. Glide up thru the pines on the smooth chairlift to a beautiful mountaintop garden.

Rushmore Tram & Alpine SlideScenery~ flowers and food, or extreme excitement - it's all here at Rushmore Tramway and Alpine Slide. Glide up thru the pines on the smooth chairlift to a beautiful mountaintop garden.

Planning a trip to visit South Dakota? Check out our latest updated Ramblin’ Guide to Rapid City with tips on day trips along with where to eat, sleep, and play!

Guide to Rapid City South Dakota

Planning a trip to visit South Dakota? Check out our latest updated Ramblin’ Guide to Rapid City with tips on day trips along with where to eat, sleep, and play!

Rapid City, South Dakota Top 10 Lists - Attractions, events, restaurants, parks, museums, drives, hiking trails and more!

Rapid City, South Dakota Top 10 Lists - Attractions, events, restaurants, parks, museums, drives, hiking trails and more!

Watiki Indoor Waterpark in Rapid City South Dakota @Patricia Nickens Derryberry Rapid City

Watiki Indoor Waterpark in Rapid City South Dakota @Patricia Nickens Derryberry Rapid City

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