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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  • August 13, 2017
    Down town Rapid City is a nice evening visit for dinner and a stroll. It is small and very low key versus East Coast towns, but is has a number of nice bars and restarurnt. We also stroll around to lo...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Lot's of never ending shopping, my husband loves the pawn shops and little hidden places. I love that they have stores we don't  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    We enjoy our visits to Rapid City because it is a charming city that offers good dining, interesting shops, fun presidential statues and more. I like the antique shops and quirky boutique shops, and e...  more »

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Where to stay in Rapid City

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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