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Best things to do in Rapid City

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

American Restaurant
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“The best breakfast in town! Just get there early to beat the crowd as seating is limited. Head Chef, Ben Klinkel, has really poured his heart into this place and you can tell. The food is exquisite. ”
31 locals recommend
Plaza
“An anchor of our downtown. Check out their website for current events. Every Thursday in the summer the city block off a couple streets near the Square and there are multiple bands, beer garden, street vendors and many activities for kids.”
21 locals recommend
Pub
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“They have a speakeasy in the basement and you get the code on their website at murphyspubandgrill.com. This is a unique experience.”
25 locals recommend
Bar
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“Rotating selection of craft beers from around the country. Awesome pizzas; they even have GF crusts. Half price wine on Monday.”
26 locals recommend
History Museum
“Delve into the history of the Native peoples of the Black Hills, seeing their hardships and struggles in a way not depicted by modern history books. Listen to their stories, immerse yourself in their culture, and come away a better person for having done so. ”
9 locals recommend
Grocery Store
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“Closest one is on Mount Rushmore Rd and there is another one on Mountain View.”
10 locals recommend
Park
“Old concrete life size Dinosaur figures on top of Skyline drive. Fun dinosaurs to climb on and a great view of West Rapid City.”
13 locals recommend
Bar
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“American style food, great patio if you like outdoor seating, downtown Rapid City”
17 locals recommend
Food
“One of our favorite breweries. Great owners and in an awesome place. Might see live music or stop by after strolling up M Hill across the street in Founder's Park. ”
10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Gourmet meals along with more affordable options (burgers and salads). Reservations advised.”
18 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“This art center has some concerts, special events, changing exhibits, classes. ”
8 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“We love the selection of art, handmade crafts, clothing, and Native American treasures found here. ”
14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great cocktails and food, much of their food is cooked in a brick fire oven, great pizzas, nice atmosphere mid-price range On weekends they have a great brunch with bottomless mimosas and bloody mary's ”
12 locals recommend
Bakery
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“EXCELLENT bakery food made from scratch! Literally behind the hotel so well within walking distance!”
9 locals recommend
Park
“Great fairy tale park for kids. Free admission but donations are encouraged. Small charge (~$2) for train ride, bounce house, carousel.”
8 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Botticelli is our favorite Italian place in town. I've never ever had anything bad here.”
11 locals recommend