Rapid City Trip Planner

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How to plan a trip to Rapid City

Rapid City is South Dakota’s second largest city and is named after Rapid Creek, on which the city was established, with the eastern slope of the Black Hills in the backdrop. Some of its popular names are “Gateway to the Black Hills” and the “City of Presidents”. The latter because of the many life sized bronze statues
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Things to do in Rapid City

  • Stratobowl

    Address: -

  • Pactola Lake

    Address: -

  • Milwaukee Road Freight House

    Address: 306 7th St

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Dinosaur Park

    Address: -

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Family Memorials By Gibson

    Address: 910 Main St

    Monuments and Memorials
  • Rapid City Monument Co.

    Address: -

    Monuments and Memorials
  • Ronald Reagan Statue

    Address: -

  • Dinosaur Park

    Address: 940 Skyline Dr

  • Storybook Island

    Address: 1301 Sheridan Lake Rd

  • Rapid City Municipal Parks

    Address: 515 West Blvd

  • Oasis Lounge

    Address: 711 Main St

    Bars Restaurants
  • Native Grill & Wings

    Address: 1756 Eglin St

    Bars American Burgers
  • Chili's Grill & Bar

    Address: 2125 Haines Ave

    American Bars
  • Wine Cellar Restaurant

    Address: 513 6th St

    American Middle Eastern Wine Bars
  • Sally O'Mally's Pub & Casino

    Address: 3064 Covington St

    Sports Bars Burgers Karaoke
  • Valley Sports Bar & Grill

    Address: 1865 S Valley Dr

    Sports Bars Barbecue Burgers
  • Uncle Sam's West Main

    Address: 2730 W Main St

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Rushmore Casino

    Address: 1808 Mount Rushmore Rd

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Haines Ave Casino

    Address: 1735 Haines Ave

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Lake Park Campground

    Address: 2850 Chapel Ln

    Campgrounds and RV Parks
  • Dakota Angler & Outfitter

    Address: 513 7th St

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Black Hills Archery

    Address: 2091 Rand Rd

  • The Outdoor Campus-West

    Address: 4130 Adventure Trl

  • Bible Fellowship Church M B

    Address: 1212 E Fairmont Blvd

  • Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

    Address: 520 Cathedral Dr

  • Woyatan Lutheran Church

    Address: 522 Anamosa St


Restaurants in Rapid City

  • Philly Ted's

    Address: 1415 N Lacrosse St

    Pizza American
  • Taco Bell

    Address: 2323 W Main St

    Fast Food Mexican
  • Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

    Address: 2305 Mount Rushmore Rd

  • Tally's Restaurant

    Address: 530 6th St

    American Fast Food Burgers
  • Juniper

    Address: 5734 Sheridan Lake Rd

    American Italian
  • Olive Garden

    Address: 160 Disk Dr

  • Subway

    Address: 1629 Eglin St

    Fast Food Delis

Cafes in Rapid City

  • Starbucks

    Address: 1705 W Main St

    Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses
  • Essence Of Coffee

    Address: 908 Main St

    Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses Restaurants
  • Starbucks

    Address: 1819 Mount Rushmore Rd

    Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses

Homestays in Rapid City

  • Hisega Lodge

    Address: 23101 Triangle Trl

    Hotels and Motels Bed and Breakfasts Lodges and Vacation Rentals
  • Abend Haus Cottages and Audrie's B & B

    Address: 23029 Thunderhead Falls Rd

    Bed and Breakfasts Hotels and Motels
  • Sweetgrass Inn Bed & Breakfast

    Address: 9356 Neck Yoke Rd

    Hotels and Motels Bed and Breakfasts
  • Canyon Lake Resort

    Address: 4510 Shore Dr

    Hotels and Motels Resorts Lodges and Vacation Rentals
  • South Dakota Rose Inn

    Address: 212 East Blvd N

    Hotels and Motels Bed and Breakfasts
  • Canyon Lake Resort

    Address: 2720 Chapel Ln

    Hotels and Motels Resorts Lodges and Vacation Rentals

Other Important Places in Rapid City

  • Rapid City Regional Airport

    Address: 4550 Terminal Rd

  • Jefferson Lines

    Address: 333 6th St

    Public Transportation Services
  • Rapid Transit System

    Address: 333 6th St

    Bus Stations
  • Greyhound Bus Lines

    Address: 333 6th St

    Public Transportation Services
  • Lien Airfield

    Address: 3200 Canyon Lake Dr

  • Dakota Minnesota Eastern Railroad

    Address: 2230 Cambell St

    Rail Stations
  • Wheelchair Services Of The Black Hills

    Address: 1130 E Saint James St

    Public Transportation Services
  • National Weather Service

    Address: 300 E Signal Dr

    Government Departments and Agencies
  • Pennington County Building & Grnds

    Address: 302 Kansas City St

    Government Departments and Agencies
  • Chamber of Commerce

    Address: 444 N Mount Rushmore Rd

    Government Departments and Agencies
  • Rapid City Hdq Fire Department

    Address: 10 Main St

    Fire Stations
  • Rapid City Police Department

    Address: 300 Kansas City St

    Police Stations
  • Rockerville Volunteer Fire

    Address: 13720 S Highway 16

    Fire Stations
  • North Haines Volunteer Fire Department

    Address: 1290 Country Rd

    Fire Stations
  • National American University Rapid City

    Address: 5301 S Highway 16

    Colleges and Universities
  • Cinnamon Hill Pre-School

    Address: 1200 Clark St

    Primary and Secondary Schools
  • Rapid City Christian High School

    Address: 23757 Arena Dr

    Primary and Secondary Schools
  • General Beadle Elementary School

    Address: 10 Van Buren St

    Primary and Secondary Schools
  • United Blood Services

    Address: 2209 W Omaha St

    Hospitals, Clinics and Medical Centers
  • Sundog Rehabilitation

    Address: 3064 Covington St

    Hospitals, Clinics and Medical Centers
  • Black Hills Surgical Hospital

    Address: 216 Anamaria Dr

    Hospitals, Clinics and Medical Centers

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How much does it cost to travel to Rapid City

Plan your trip to Rapid City with an estimated budget for your travel. The average daily cost of food in Rapid City is USD 40.63 per person. For a family of four, the cost of eating out is USD 162.52. For accommodation, be ready to spend around USD 65 for a budget accommodation and USD 109 for a luxury hotel, per day, per person. For getting around Rapid City, you will need a rough figure of USD 31.25 per day. For detailed Rapid City trip cost calculator, use Rapid City Trip Planner.

  • Average Price of a Luxury Trip in Rapid City

  • Average Daily Cost* USD 307 Per Person
  • Cost for One Week USD 2149 Per Person
  • Cost for Two Weeks USD 4298 Per Person
  • Cost for One Month USD 9210 Per Person
  • Average Price of a Mid-Range Trip in Rapid City

  • Average Daily Cost* USD 131 Per Person
  • Cost for One Week USD 917 Per Person
  • Cost for Two Weeks USD 1834 Per Person
  • Cost for One Month USD 3930 Per Person
  • Average Price of a Budget Trip in Rapid City

  • Average Daily Cost* USD 100 Per Person
  • Cost for One Week USD 700 Per Person
  • Cost for Two Weeks USD 1400 Per Person
  • Cost for One Month USD 3000 Per Person

*Based on Food, Accommodation & Transportation

How much will it cost once you're in Rapid City

Food & Drinks
  • 3-Course meal (mid-range) USD 16.25
  • Fast food Combo meal USD 7.25
  • Coffee (Cappuccino regular) USD 3.56
  • Bottle of Water (1.5 L) USD 1.5
  • Soft Drinks (Coke/Pepsi, 0.33 L) USD 1.58
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 L) USD 2.18
Accommodation & Transportation
  • Budget Accommodation USD 65
  • Luxury Accommodation USD 109
  • Taxi Start (Standard Tariff) USD 3.5
  • Taxi per km (Standard Tariff) USD 1.86
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transit) USD 1.25
  • Fuel (1 L) USD 0.6

Planning a trip to Rapid City, United States

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An important feature of this Rapid City, United States travel planner is its budget calculator. Keep an eye on the corner of your screen, and as you add accommodation and transport, you will see this calculator give you the entire vacation’s budget! What’s more, if you would like to add a certain amount to this budget, for instance shopping, or other tickets, you can easily allot amounts for such expenses.

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