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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.

Bakery
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“This locally owned bagel shop has comfy seating and local Dark Canyon coffee. (I personally prefer the bagels/coffee at Einstein/Caribou across the street, but Black Hills Bagels has more ambiance and local flavor.)”
6 locals recommend
Corner Shop
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“Very close and great for those forgotten essentials. Not open 24 hours though.”
2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very close by, delicious Indian Cuisine, it is a small restaurant so service is great. They also have take-out. Great chicken korma and chicken tikka masala”
7 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“One of our favorites. Absolutely delicious Indian/Nepalese food. Very rare find and some of the best Nepalese food outside of Nepal. Restaurant is owned and operated by native Nepalese who came to Rapid to work in the healthcare industry, but started this restaurant. It's truly amazing. ”
8 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Has many types of stores, food court, and restaurants surrounding the mall also.”
5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Closest supermarket. Clean and newly remodeled. There is a small liquor store on premises. If you prefer shopping Safeway, there is one just across the street from Family Fare. ”
4 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful park in the city. Flat, well-maintained bike trails for walkers, runners and cyclists. Fishing from Canyon Lake is allowed with a fishing license.”
5 locals recommend
Park
“Trail starts in Founders Park and overlooks Downtown and the southwest side. Beautiful views.”
2 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“A cacophony of street art, Art Alley is exactly what it sounds like. Running along the alley between the Hotel Alex Johnson and its neighbors, you can view some of the best alternative art forms Rapid City has to offer. Some of the work is truly mind-boggling. Rapid has embraced this artistry and even allows businesses to commission street artists to create ads for them. Drop in on a Thursday during Summer Nights to find live musicians playing for the festival. ”
6 locals recommend
Park
“Amazing network of biking and hiking trails right in the center of town! There are even a few climbing routes with anchors.”
2 locals recommend
Church
“Norwegian stave church near Canyon Lake Park. Kind of random, but very peaceful place. ”
2 locals recommend
Night Club
“Nice martini bar with a gazillion types of martinis right inside the Adoba Eco Hotel. The martinis are expensive, but very good and the selection is great.”
2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“While this isn't local, it is literally the best pizza we've ever had - and this comes from people who have travelled to NYC for pizza! The topping selection goes on and on and on. Super thin crust. The kids will love. So will you!”
5 locals recommend
Corner Shop
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“Forgot something and we don't have it? Walgreens is just right up the street!”
4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
“This is a health food store with groceries, vitamins and everyday They have a variety gluten free products along with some organic fruits and vegetables.”
2 locals recommend