Perhaps you thought of stopping in Rapid City, South Dakota for a night on your family road trip, allowing a quick visit to Mount Rushmore, as did we. But after we decided to hang around for 4 nights, we discovered there was so much more to do around Rapid City. Here’s our favourite 13 things to do (in addition to Mount Rushmore).

13 Things To Do In Rapid City With Kids (PLUS Mount Rushmore)

Perhaps you thought of stopping in Rapid City, South Dakota for a night on your family road trip, allowing a quick visit to Mount Rushmore, as did we. But after we decided to hang around for 4 nights, we discovered there was so much more to do around Rapid City. Here’s our favourite 13 things to do (in addition to Mount Rushmore).

Rushmore Tram & Alpine SlideScenery~ flowers and food, or extreme excitement - it's all here at Rushmore Tramway and Alpine Slide. Glide up thru the pines on the smooth chairlift to a beautiful mountaintop garden.

Rushmore Tram & Alpine SlideScenery~ flowers and food, or extreme excitement - it's all here at Rushmore Tramway and Alpine Slide. Glide up thru the pines on the smooth chairlift to a beautiful mountaintop garden.

Planning a trip to visit South Dakota? Check out our latest updated Ramblin’ Guide to Rapid City with tips on day trips along with where to eat, sleep, and play!

Guide to Rapid City South Dakota

Planning a trip to visit South Dakota? Check out our latest updated Ramblin’ Guide to Rapid City with tips on day trips along with where to eat, sleep, and play!

Bear Country USA is located in Rapid City, South Dakota. Photo provided by South Dakota Tourism

Bear Country USA is located in Rapid City, South Dakota. Photo provided by South Dakota Tourism

Mount Rushmore on a cloudy day just outside of Rapid City South Dakota. One of the many stops included in our guide :-)

Guide to Rapid City South Dakota

Mount Rushmore on a cloudy day just outside of Rapid City South Dakota. One of the many stops included in our guide :-)

One of Rapid City’s best features is our family friendly restaurants. Your kids will love the delicious cuisine when you #VisitRapidCity #SummerOfBigThings

Kid-friendly Dining in Rapid City, S.D. - TravelingMom

One of Rapid City’s best features is our family friendly restaurants. Your kids will love the delicious cuisine when you #VisitRapidCity #SummerOfBigThings

Rapid City, South Dakota Top 10 Lists - Attractions, events, restaurants, parks, museums, drives, hiking trails and more!

Rapid City, South Dakota Top 10 Lists - Attractions, events, restaurants, parks, museums, drives, hiking trails and more!

So you are thinking about travel to the Black Hills this summer for a little fun family get away or maybe a retreat for you and your sweetheart, but other than Mt. Rushmore you don't really know where to start.  Fear no more for I will outline here...

What Not to Miss When Visiting the Black Hills, South Dakota

So you are thinking about travel to the Black Hills this summer for a little fun family get away or maybe a retreat for you and your sweetheart, but other than Mt. Rushmore you don't really know where to start. Fear no more for I will outline here...

Storybook Island in Rapid City, South Dakota... Went there when I was little and it was amazing :)

Storybook Island in Rapid City, South Dakota... Went there when I was little and it was amazing :)

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