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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 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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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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  • We were downtown on a Monday night and they were showing a family movie in the plaza. Seemed like a very family friendly environment.  more »
  • Downtown Rapid City is such a fun place to visit! You could spend a couple of hours just visiting with the presidents ;) and going in and out of all of the little shops, or letting your kiddos play in...  more »
  • My wife and I are really have a great time in Rapid City SD. The folks here are friendly and the shops are interesting. Thanks in advance.  more »