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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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  • This is a much-revitalized little downtown with a lot of local arts/crafts, bakeries, and restaurants. I'd recommend staying here as a base for trips to Wind/Jewel Cave, Custer SP, Badlands, and Devil...  more »
  • Lots of stores and tchotchke shops, super cute, lots of unique restaurants. I went during Christmas time and the lights were adorable! They brought the town to life! 
  • Downtown Rapid is a great plsce to Shop, Eat and just wander. Very people friendly, easily accessible and parking friendly. A great place to visit.