Storybook Island, Rapid City

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#1 of 6 in Theme Parks in South Dakota
Storybook Island, an outdoor children's park and playground, offers nursery rhyme- and story-themed children's entertainment and a theater. The park houses themed play areas where kids can swing like monkeys or laugh at Humpty Dumpty falling off his wall. Watch as they climb the tall tree tower, and visit Pooh, Tigger, and Eeyore. Using our world travel planner, Rapid City attractions like Storybook Island can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • October 2, 2017
    If you are in the Black Hills area and have kids ages 2-12 this is a must stop. It is free for a donation and well worth the stop. You can easily spend a couple hours here.  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    This park is open all summer and is FREE! Kids, particularly in the 3-10 age group love this place. Some picnic areas just outside the park so nice place to visit with families and just spend some rel...  more »
  • September 20, 2017
    This park is free! Hubby went to senior center nearby to play pickleball so I went by myself. Loved all the storybook character statues and watching families with their children enjoy the place. Loved...  more »
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  • June 28, 2017
    Great place for families with small children. Older children and teens enjoy this park for the nostalgia from their own young days. There are a couple snack shacks which are reasonably priced and a gift shop. The park is free admission and operates on donations. This is also among the stops for Rapid City's trolley so makes for a good day out with your family in the summer.
  • July 7, 2017
    This place is fun for the whole family! We have brought kids ranging in age from 6 months-7 years old and they have all enjoyed it equally (and so have the adults!) It is free to the public but they do accept and appreciate donations.
  • June 28, 2017
    Amazing place to go with your little ones. Or big kids honestly. My family of five had a blast! So many cute and fun things for your children to do!
  • July 3, 2017
    It's a great place for kids. I still enjoy it at 15. It's a place you don't see every day. I absolutely love it! 😍
  • July 3, 2017
    Incredible park, especially since it is a free park. So much to do from the train to the dozens of themed play sets. A wonderful place to kill several hours with the whole family.

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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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