Downtown Rapid City, Rapid City

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Downtown Rapid City features over 70 shops, 33 restaurants, 15 art galleries, several theatres, abundant street art, and year-round events. Starting at the downtown's main street square, begin looking for bronze sculptures that depict community and art. Part of the downtown culture includes graffiti-filled back allies, street performers and antique stores. You can go shopping for jewelry, books, vinyl records, clothing, accessories, and more. Don't miss the handcrafted ice cream with over 1,000 flavor combinations at the creamery, or have homemade fudge, caramel apples, and everything made of chocolate from the chocolate factory. Specialized venues include a brewery, wine cellars, ale house, and hookah lounge. For Downtown Rapid City and beyond, use our Rapid City online sightseeing planner to get the most from your Rapid City vacation.
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  • I came here with friends to explore the City of Presidents. My one and only complaint was that the map of where the presidents all were that I found online was outdated, but we went to all of them any...  more »
  • Found the downtown area had great dinning and interesting statues of all the Presidents. easy to navigate and plenty of variety.  more »
  • Fun to look at all the presidents! Try to guess their names!! Many great bars and places to dine for whatever you are looking for.  more »

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In Rapid City you'll find a variety of hotels and motels, but you can expect their rates to vary considerably depending on the season. Those located downtown provide easy walking access to some of the area's most popular restaurants and bars. Visitors wanting to explore the iconic Mount Rushmore or Custer State Park attractions may prefer the convenience of a hotel along Interstate 90. If you want a scenic escape, look for a bed and breakfast, campsite, or cabin in the surrounding Black Hills National Forest.
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