Andrew & Heidi's Guidebook

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Andrew & Heidi's Guidebook

Sightseeing

Mt. Rushmore is a kind of "choose your own adventure"! You can pop in for a little bit, or do a tour and stop by the museum for an extended stay. And save your parking pass - it's good for a year!
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Маунт Рашмор Нешнел Мемориал
13000 South Dakota 244
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Mt. Rushmore is a kind of "choose your own adventure"! You can pop in for a little bit, or do a tour and stop by the museum for an extended stay. And save your parking pass - it's good for a year!
Historic gold mine in Lead, SD just a few miles past Deadwood. Cool overlooks and visitor center, and Main Street in Lead is worth a visit too!
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Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center
160 W Main St
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Historic gold mine in Lead, SD just a few miles past Deadwood. Cool overlooks and visitor center, and Main Street in Lead is worth a visit too!
Unique rock layers, steep canyons, and hiking trails with wonderful vistas. Lots of bison and bighorn sheep too! About 1hr. drive from Rapid City.
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Бэдлендс
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Unique rock layers, steep canyons, and hiking trails with wonderful vistas. Lots of bison and bighorn sheep too! About 1hr. drive from Rapid City.
A depression-era project of live size concrete dinosaurs! Fun for kids and also great vistas of Rapid City and the Black Hills. FREE
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Dinosaur Park
940 Skyline Drive
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A depression-era project of live size concrete dinosaurs! Fun for kids and also great vistas of Rapid City and the Black Hills. FREE
You've seen all the signs! Fun little tourist destination with 5-cent coffee, donuts, free ice water, and a cafe and shops.
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Аптека в городке Уолл
510 Main Street
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You've seen all the signs! Fun little tourist destination with 5-cent coffee, donuts, free ice water, and a cafe and shops.
About a 2hr drive from Rapid City, Devils Tower has a loop trail around the entire butte that takes about 90-minutes to complete. You can also climb on the boulders at the base, or apply for a permit and climb to the very top!
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Devils Tower
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About a 2hr drive from Rapid City, Devils Tower has a loop trail around the entire butte that takes about 90-minutes to complete. You can also climb on the boulders at the base, or apply for a permit and climb to the very top!
The geographic center of the USA... sort of! The actual geographic center is 20 miles north on private land. I guess this is the best they could do. :)
Geographic Center of the Nation Monument
415 5th Ave
The geographic center of the USA... sort of! The actual geographic center is 20 miles north on private land. I guess this is the best they could do. :)
Chapel In the Hills
3788 Chapel Ln
The Minuteman Missile National Historic Site is an American national historic site established in 1999. The site preserves the last intact Minuteman II ICBM system in the United States. Small visitor center and museum. Verify hours!
Minuteman Missile Visitors Center
24545 CottonWood Road
The Minuteman Missile National Historic Site is an American national historic site established in 1999. The site preserves the last intact Minuteman II ICBM system in the United States. Small visitor center and museum. Verify hours!

City/town information

Fun if you like casinos and nightlife!
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Deadwood
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Fun if you like casinos and nightlife!
Home of the famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Very busy the first two weeks of August, and a sleepy little town the rest of the year. Stop by Main Street and 1st - which is closed off only to bikers - if you visit!
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Sturgis
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Home of the famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Very busy the first two weeks of August, and a sleepy little town the rest of the year. Stop by Main Street and 1st - which is closed off only to bikers - if you visit!
Cute little town about 1hr west of Rapid City. Shops and outdoor activities!
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Spearfish
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Cute little town about 1hr west of Rapid City. Shops and outdoor activities!
Small town on the way to Mt. Rushmore... check out some of the shops!
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Keystone
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Small town on the way to Mt. Rushmore... check out some of the shops!

Shops

Main Street Square has splashpads for kids and shops for adults. Regular events and shows during the summer as well.
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Main Street Square
512 Main Street
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Main Street Square has splashpads for kids and shops for adults. Regular events and shows during the summer as well.
Shops! Sam's Club, Scheels, Big Lots, Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, Five Guys, Old Chicago, and much more!
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Рашмор Кроссинг
1225 Eglin Street
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Shops! Sam's Club, Scheels, Big Lots, Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, Five Guys, Old Chicago, and much more!
Cute little art store on Main Street in downtown Rapid.
Perfect Hanging Gallery
621 Main St
Cute little art store on Main Street in downtown Rapid.
Fun little hobby shop on Main Street... they have a sister-shop Toy Store in Main Street Square. Be careful taking your kids in here!
Who's Hobby House
715 Main Street
Fun little hobby shop on Main Street... they have a sister-shop Toy Store in Main Street Square. Be careful taking your kids in here!
Great pawn shop with gold, silver, guns, and other goods. Right downtown!
Presidential Pawn
629 Saint Joseph Street
Great pawn shop with gold, silver, guns, and other goods. Right downtown!
Antique mall with separate booths by private sellers. Fun to walk around and browse.
St. Joe Antiques Mall
615 St Joseph St
Antique mall with separate booths by private sellers. Fun to walk around and browse.
Check out our downtown record shop!
Black Hills Vinyl
622 Saint Joseph Street
Check out our downtown record shop!

Hiking

Stop by the big M in the mountainside (for South Dakota School of Mines). A relatively easy hike, but be on the lookout for rattlesnakes.
M Hill
Stop by the big M in the mountainside (for South Dakota School of Mines). A relatively easy hike, but be on the lookout for rattlesnakes.
Relatively easy hiking trail at Pactola Lake. Some hills.
Osprey Hiking Trail
Relatively easy hiking trail at Pactola Lake. Some hills.
Great hiking trail to the top with amazing views. Hiking the butte is steep and rocky in parts with absolutely no shade. Make sure you have proper footwear, water, and sunscreen! Beware of rattlesnakes.
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Bear Butte State Park
20250 N Highway 79
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Great hiking trail to the top with amazing views. Hiking the butte is steep and rocky in parts with absolutely no shade. Make sure you have proper footwear, water, and sunscreen! Beware of rattlesnakes.
Relatively easy hiking path near Deadwood with a sight-seeing tower at the half-way point.
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Mount Roosevelt Friendship Tower
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Relatively easy hiking path near Deadwood with a sight-seeing tower at the half-way point.
Hiking trail with vistas at the very end (in the woods for most of the hike).
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Buzzard's Roost
South Dakota 44
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Hiking trail with vistas at the very end (in the woods for most of the hike).
One of our favorite hikes... the Cathedral Spires are a unique rock formation and a site to see! Moderate trail - mostly dirt, but some steep and rocky sections. Be prepared. Pack water, and have proper footwear.
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Cathedral Spires Trailhead
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One of our favorite hikes... the Cathedral Spires are a unique rock formation and a site to see! Moderate trail - mostly dirt, but some steep and rocky sections. Be prepared. Pack water, and have proper footwear.
One of the most popular trails in the Black Hills... checkout Rough Lock Falls in Spearfish Canyon! 2-miles round trip.
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Roughlock Falls Trail
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One of the most popular trails in the Black Hills... checkout Rough Lock Falls in Spearfish Canyon! 2-miles round trip.
Another popular hike in Custer State Park... formerly called Harney Peak. The trailhead is right by beautiful Sylvan Lake!
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Black Elk Peak Trailhead
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Another popular hike in Custer State Park... formerly called Harney Peak. The trailhead is right by beautiful Sylvan Lake!
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Stratobowl Rim Trailhead
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Food and Drink

Popular bar/grill in downtown Rapid City with their own brewery.
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Firehouse Brewing Company
610 Main Street
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Popular bar/grill in downtown Rapid City with their own brewery.
Famous spot in Hill City for only serving one item... bacon wrapped filet mignon. Fair prices too!
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Alpine Inn
133 East Main Street
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Famous spot in Hill City for only serving one item... bacon wrapped filet mignon. Fair prices too!
We'll be honest... Mexican food in Rapid City is a bit of crapshoot. Tipico is one of the better places in town... nestled in the Black Hills about 20 minutes west of downtown Rapid.
Mexico Tipico
23021 Hisega Road
We'll be honest... Mexican food in Rapid City is a bit of crapshoot. Tipico is one of the better places in town... nestled in the Black Hills about 20 minutes west of downtown Rapid.
Pretty good Indian food right nearby!
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Himalayan Kitchen
1720 Mt Rushmore Rd
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Pretty good Indian food right nearby!
Like Thai food? Give Thai Thai a try!
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Thai Thai Restaurant
221 East North Street
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Like Thai food? Give Thai Thai a try!
Good little breakfast joint about a 5-minute drive from downtown.
Morningside Café
710 North Lacrosse Street
Good little breakfast joint about a 5-minute drive from downtown.
They sell buttered popcorn TO GO... what else do you need to know?!
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Elks Theatre
512 6th St
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They sell buttered popcorn TO GO... what else do you need to know?!
Best Chinese in town! Dining room might still be closed.
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Golden Phoenix
2421 W Main St
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Best Chinese in town! Dining room might still be closed.
Looking for some fine dining? Check out Delmonico Grill!
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Delmonico Grill
609 West Main Street
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Looking for some fine dining? Check out Delmonico Grill!
Recently ranked one of the best steakhouses in the country!
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Dakotah Steakhouse
1325 North Elk Vale Road
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Recently ranked one of the best steakhouses in the country!
Local hole-in-the-wall home-cookin’ breakfast joint with kitschy stuff for sale. Some folks say it's the best breakfast in town.
The Mud Hole of the Black Hills
7 Main Street
Local hole-in-the-wall home-cookin’ breakfast joint with kitschy stuff for sale. Some folks say it's the best breakfast in town.
Hibachi style quisine... we really like this place!
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Fuji
1731 Eglin St
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Hibachi style quisine... we really like this place!
Cool bar atop the Alex Johnson in downtown Rapid City. Has an entry fee.
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Vertex Sky Bar
523 6th St
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Cool bar atop the Alex Johnson in downtown Rapid City. Has an entry fee.
We. Love. Jerry’s. Donuts!!!
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Jerry's Cakes & Donuts
109 E Omaha St
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We. Love. Jerry’s. Donuts!!!
One of the oldest bars in Rapid City dating back to prohibition!
Brass Rail Lounge
624 Saint Joseph Street
One of the oldest bars in Rapid City dating back to prohibition!
Popular soft-serve joint known for sundaes and shakes.
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Armadillos Ice Cream Shoppe
130 Main Street
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Popular soft-serve joint known for sundaes and shakes.
Great little cookie shop!
Mary's Mountain Cookies Rapid City
526 6th Street
Great little cookie shop!
Cigars and adult beverages. Must be 21 to enter.
Tinder Box Rapid City
518 7th St
Cigars and adult beverages. Must be 21 to enter.
Bagels and coffee!
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Black Hills Bagels
913 Mount Rushmore Road
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Bagels and coffee!
Burgers and Wings and things… no breakfast!
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Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews
3313 East Mall Drive
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Burgers and Wings and things… no breakfast!
Popular local Rapid City brewery.
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Lost Cabin Beer Co.
1401 W Omaha St
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Popular local Rapid City brewery.

Outdoors

Pactola is a great location to get outside with options for boating, hiking, and swimming! Verify current access/cammping fees.
Pactola Lake
Pactola is a great location to get outside with options for boating, hiking, and swimming! Verify current access/cammping fees.
Great local park with paved trails that can accomodate strollers, and plenty of playground areas for kids. Has grills and shaded cooked areas as well. FREE
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Canyon Lake Park
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Great local park with paved trails that can accomodate strollers, and plenty of playground areas for kids. Has grills and shaded cooked areas as well. FREE
Amazing overlook accessible by car, and some easy hiking trails very close to downtown Rapid City. FREE
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Skyline Wilderness Area Park
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Amazing overlook accessible by car, and some easy hiking trails very close to downtown Rapid City. FREE
Amazing state park that is home to Sylvan Lake. Plenty of camping and hiking options throughout! Verify current access/vehicle fees.
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Custer State Park
13329 U.S. 16A
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Amazing state park that is home to Sylvan Lake. Plenty of camping and hiking options throughout! Verify current access/vehicle fees.
Another great lake for hiking, boating, fishing, and camping... not far from downtown Rapid! Verify current access/cammping fees.
Sheridan Lake
Another great lake for hiking, boating, fishing, and camping... not far from downtown Rapid! Verify current access/cammping fees.
Municipal park with paved paths and playground along Rapid Creek.
Sioux Park
733 Canyon Lake Drive
Municipal park with paved paths and playground along Rapid Creek.

Entertainment

We did this, and had a blast!
Black Hills Escape Rooms
705 Main St
We did this, and had a blast!
Indoor swimming with slides, children's area, and a lazy river.
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WaTiki Indoor Waterpark Resort
1314 N Elk Vale Rd
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Indoor swimming with slides, children's area, and a lazy river.
See the re-enactment of the Trial of Jack McCall in downtown Deadwood (summer only - verify times).
Trial of Jack McCall/Deadwood Alive
715 Main Street
See the re-enactment of the Trial of Jack McCall in downtown Deadwood (summer only - verify times).
Free events, live music, summer movie nights... check the calendar to see what's happening!
Deadwood's Outlaw Square
703 Main Street
Free events, live music, summer movie nights... check the calendar to see what's happening!
Go see the Rapid City Rush hockey team, or check the schedule for concerts and events!
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
444 Mt Rushmore Rd
Go see the Rapid City Rush hockey team, or check the schedule for concerts and events!