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Downtown Rapid City, Rapid City
(4.5/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
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 travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Rapid City holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Downtown Rapid City and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • I enjoy walking downtown Rapid City! Antique stores, a Celtic Shop, the Firehouse for good food/ drink, the statues of the US Presidents, Prairie Edge and more. 
  • We stayed at the Rushmore Hotel which was within walking distance of restaurants and shops. At each sidewalk corner was statues of different statues of U.S. Presidents. It was fun trying to guess who ...  more »
  • Seemingly every street corner in downtown Rapid City has a bronze statue of a president. A few other statues are intermixed. And Main St Square is nicely done as well. Lots of shops to visit and resta...  more »