Hotels in Rapid City,

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Hotels in Rapid City Near Patriotic Pastimes

Rapid City is home to larger-than-life experiences around every corner. From famous monuments to wild adventures, there's unique attractions for all ages in this South Dakota town and we have the top hotels in Rapid City where you can see it all. Known for the nearby Mount Rushmore National Memorial, a colossal carving into the face of Mountain Rushmore, Rapid City is tucked into the beautiful Black Hills National Forest.  

A quick drive from Rapid City will bring you to Mount Rushmore, the wildly popular attraction that sees millions of visitors every year from around the world. Experience the breathtaking grandeur of the 60-foot-tall faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. A family-friendly Presidential Trail loop has several viewing points as well as interesting wildlife and unique plants. On your way back to town, stop by Bear Country USA, a thrilling drive through a giant wildlife environment where you can see mountain lions, elk, and reindeer—right from the comfort of your seat. Or get out and take a stroll along the Wildlife Walkway Loop to see rushing waterfalls, unique smaller animals and adorable bear cubs.  

Rapid City Hotels Near Mount Rushmore And More

We have amazing downtown Rapid City hotels where you can enjoy luxurious amenities right in the heart of town. Stay steps away from art galleries, boutiques, local eateries and live entertainment. You'll also find famous landmarks like fountains at Main Street Square and the City of President statues. Snap a picture alongside these life-size bronze statues of past presidents found on the corners of Rapid's downtown city streets and walkways.  

At the South Dakota Air and Space Museum, you can walk through aviation history and explore galleries and artifacts. The museum is home to more than 30 vintage and modern military aircraft, from World War II bombers to present-day B-1 airplanes. See military missiles on display, take a tour of America's aviation innovation, and learn about pioneers and heroes from the past.   

Top Rapid City Hotels to Explore the Badlands

Free and fun, Dinosaur Park is an unbeatable way to step back in time. Since 1936, this popular tourist attraction located on the ridge of a sandstone bluff has been welcoming families with its life-size dinosaur statues. Walk among the Jurassic and Cretaceous creatures, including an Apatosaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops, Stegosaurus and Protoceratops. This park also offers breathtaking panoramic views for miles of the South Dakota Badlands below.  

An immersive and interactive experience is waiting at The Journey Museum & Learning Center. In this unique natural history museum, kids and adults can learn and play in a dynamic environment. Explore the exhibits and activities on art, science, and culture like digging up dinosaur bones in a working fossil lab or observing the Stratobowl where some of the earliest adventures in aeronautical history were made.

With all there is to experience in this mighty South Dakota city, the first step is booking the best hotels in Rapid City for your stay. We have the comfort and convenience you’re looking for in your home away from home.  

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