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)

"Firehouse Brewing Company celebrates the building’s heritage with brass-and-red decor, plus Firehouse Red ale."  Two-Day Itinerary for South Dakota's Badlands and Rapid City | Midwest Living

Two-Day Itinerary for South Dakota's Badlands and Rapid City

"Firehouse Brewing Company celebrates the building’s heritage with brass-and-red decor, plus Firehouse Red ale." Two-Day Itinerary for South Dakota's Badlands and Rapid City

Wander like a pro! Ramblin’ Guide to Rapid City, SD – From the Badlands to Rushmore! #VisitRapidCity #

Guide to Rapid City South Dakota

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 and the Badlands (75 miles apart on Interstate-90) combine for a great list of must-do stops: http://www.midwestliving.com/travel/south-dakota/rapid-city/two-day-itinerary-for-south-dakotas-badlands-and-rapid-city/

Two-Day Itinerary for South Dakota's Badlands and Rapid City

Things to do in South Dakota's Black Hills and Badlands include Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Badlands National Park, Spearfish Canyon and Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

So you are thinking about travel to the Black Hills this summer for a little fun family get away or maybe a retreat for you and your sweetheart, but other than Mt. Rushmore you don't really know where to start.  Fear no more for I will outline here...

What Not to Miss When Visiting the Black Hills, South Dakota

The Black Hills, South Dakota The picture here shows a small tunnel, on needles highway, that looks like you won't fit, but there is plenty of room. We stayed at the State Game Lodge in Custer State Park. The buffalo are amazing & they are free roaming.

A Carved Mountain Sculpture Larger Than Mount Rushmore

10 Hidden Gems of Rapid City, South Dakota

10 Hidden Gems of Rapid City, South Dakota: Visiting the Mount Rushmore State? Here are 10 tips for your trip to Rapid City

Top places to visit in South Dakota include Spearfish, Hill City, Keystone, Bedrock City, SIoux Falls, De Smet, Rapid City and Custer.

20 Free Things to Do in South Dakota

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 Slide in Rapid City South Dakota. Went here with my dad, fun but the slide is too short lol

Historic Deadwood FUN FUN FUN @Visit Rapid City

Winter's Wild in Historic Deadwood / The Black Hills, Deadwood, South Dakota, USA

Along with epic scenery and plenty of family activities, Custer State Park in the Black Hills offers a resort setup with four places to stay.

Great State Park Stays: South Dakota's Custer State Park

Majestic Places to See in Wyoming Perfect for Every Outdoor Enthusiast Along with epic scenery and plenty of family activities, Custer State Park in the Black Hills offers a resort setup with four places to stay.

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

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

Que Pasa Mexican Kitchen in Rapid City.

5 Restaurants With Incredible Rooftop Dining In South Dakota

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