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Custer
Bedrock comes alive in this modern Stone-Age setting of fun-filled buildings and play areas. Tour Fred's Bedrock City. Ride the Flintmobile and Iron Horse Train. See Mt.Rockmore and enjoy the new Flintstone Trio Show. One of the many places to go if...
Gering
We have roller skates, roller blades and inflatables for all ages!
Rapid City
The largest indoor waterpark in the Dakota's 30,000 square foot of waterpark, arcade and concessions.
Rapid City
Perfectly situated on the road to Mount Rushmore, this 17 acre waterslide park is number one for fun in the Black Hills of South Dakota!
Spearfish
The standout feature is the outdoor waterpark, with 3 huge water slides, lazy river, kiddie pool and splash pad. Lap pool and lessons also available, plus Adventure Walk and Climbing Wall.
Evans Plunge
(46 Miles)
Hot Springs
Try the waterslides or relax in the gigantic pool filled with rejuvenating naturally warm mineral water(87F). This sparkling spring water flows from an thermal spring at a rate of 5K gals/min. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking...
Rapid City
Very few people have had a full-grown black bear look in the window of their family car, or if they have, it was not by choice. Even fewer have seen a reindeer or a elk up close. However, many people are getting experiences like these at Bear Country...
Rapid City
Our beautifully landscaped park includes the Bewitched Village, which is a Family Fun Station with Gemstone and Arrowhead sluicing, a Blacklight 3D Adventure with the dizzying Black Hole, an Air Brush Tattoo Parlor, numerous fun photo opportunities, ...
Spearfish
A rescue and rehabilitation facility welcoming visitors to meet and and learn about over 360 animals, plus additional walking tours and educational demonstrations.
Hot Springs
Imagine a place where as far as the eye can see, miles and miles to the horizon, you can view America as it was 300 years ago. Imagine a place, long revered by the American Indians, where the Cheyenne River flows in all four directions and eagles' sh...
Riverside Zoo
(155 Miles)
Scottsbluff
At this 23 acre zoological park you will enjoy up close encounters with a family of chimpanzees, Moose, Lions, Red Pandas, Tigers and a walk through aviary. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Nebra...
Juneau
Board the 56\' Adventure Bound for an unforgettable glacier cruise to the best of Alaska. Tracy Arm, a classic fjord, has it all - snow capped peaks, shear rock palisades, waterfalls, rainbows and tidewater glaciers. Drift among the icebergs for the ...
Hill City
Over the Hills & Beyond the Imagination! Imagine yourself immersed in the staggering beauty of the Black Hills of Western South Dakota! Imagine you're gliding over the rugged landscape aboard a vintage steam train, like those that helped settle the G...
Custer
offers five tours that feature additional sights and adventures, but all of them start with the glorious Black Hills.
Rapid City
The Journey Museum and Gardens (7 acres) is a historical museum, with gardens, located at 222 New York Street, Rapid City, South Dakota, USA in the historic Black Hills. It is open daily except for major holidays; an admission fee is charged for muse...
Keystone
Beneath the watchful gaze of Mount Rushmore in the beautiful Black Hills sits the National Presidential Wax Museum. Visitors gain insight into our nation's democracy through life-size, life-like wax figures depicting our country's most shaping experi...
Deadwood
Come to a place where the past is always present, where legacies linger and legends meet Deadwood's fabled Adams Museum & House. Deadwood's Adams Museum is the oldest history museum in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Pioneer businessman W.E. Ada...
Custer
Visit this AAA rated family attraction.Inside our carving studio today\'s magic continues to happen. During most of the season, Kieth Morrill, NMW\'s resident woodcarver, or guest woodcarvers from all corners of the U.S., bring thier individual talle...
Hot Springs
Stand on the edge of discovery and walk where mammoths, bears, American lions and other Ice Age animals walked... The Mammoth Site in Hot Springs, South Dakota is the world's largest mammoth research facility where you can tour an active paleontol...
Chadron
Dedicated to the memory of the traders and trappers who explored a continent, and to the Indians with whom they traded, played, and fought. TELLING THE STORY OF AMERICA'S MOST ROMANTIC BUSINESS The fur trade is the first great romance of Americ...
Gillette
The museum's exhibits focus primarily on general history with an emphasis upon Campbell County, Wyoming. There also have excellent collections of early printing equipment, saddles, household items and clothing from pioneer days, guns going back to th...
Lemmon
The Museum has many displays of life on the ranch, old time entertainments, Native American history, the Bismarck-Deadwood Trail and the history of the area. Cowboys and families from all over have donated artifacts and pictures to display here.
Pierre
The Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society has 15,000 square ft. of exhibition space located in the Cultural Heritage Center.
Bowman
The museum is a regional research and repository for history from within 100 miles of Bowman, ND. We have departments active in Archaeological, Genealogical and Paleontological research as well as preservation collections relating to local history. ...
Gering
Wildlife World is just what the name suggests: A world with a collection of over 500 wild animals from seven continents of pre-historic animals, birds, butterflies and other species natural to the western Nebraska area. Housed by the WyoNebraska Natu...
Gering
Welcome! This is our way of preserving the Farm and Ranch Heritage in honor of our ancestors. Please visit us in person soon! Farm And Ranch Museum (FARM) is located just below famous Scotts Bluff National Monument. What is unique at FARM? One ha...
Gering
Step back in time as you visit the North Platte Valley Museum in Gering, Nebraska, a private non-profit museum situated on the Oregon - California, and Pony Express Trails, in the shadow of Scotts Bluff National Monument, and 20 miles west of Chimney...
Dickinson
This 13,400 sq. ft. museum contains 11 full-scale dinosaurs in the museum displayed in a Triassic-Cretaceous time continuum and 3 full-scale dinosaurs outside. The exhibit includes a real Triceratops skeleton and one of the best Triceratops skulls ev...
Custer
Custer State Park in the Black Hills encompasses 71,000 acres of spectacular terrain and an abundance of wildlife. Within the park, you'll discover a world of adventure!
Spearfish
Free! Features include 10 acres of grounds, a museum, vintage hardware and period buildings. Educational and fascinating.
Interior
Containing the world's richest Oligocene epoch fossil beds, dating 37-28 million years old, the evolutionary stories of mammals such as the horse and rhinoceros arise from the 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires. Bison, bigh...
Devils Tower
(79 Miles)
Devils Tower
Devils Tower rises 1267 feet above the Belle Fourche River. Once hidden, erosion has revealed Devils Tower. This 1347 acre park is covered with pine forests, woodlands, and grasslands. Deer, prairie dogs, and other wildlife are seen. Also known as B...
Harrison
Museum, Miocene mammal fossil displays, 12 minute movie about the fossil discoveries. The Cook Collection of American Indian artifacts, beautiful and noteworthy pieces of handcrafted items given to rancher James Cook and his family. Two walking trail...
Fort Laramie
(146 Miles)
Fort Laramie
This "grand old post," established as a private fur trading fort in 1834, witnessed the entire sweeping saga of America's western expansion and Indian resistance to encroachment on their territories. Indians, trappers, traders, missionaries, emigrant...
Lake Minatare
(149 Miles)
Minatare
With more than 2,000 acres of water, there's plenty of room for exhilarating water sport fun. Jump in your speedboat and pull skiers around in the refreshing water, or settle onto the beach for an afternoon of sun tanning and swimming.
Medora
Become a Junior Ranger and member of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park Badlands Club. If you are between the ages of 2and 16, and come to the park, ask for a Junior Ranger Journal. Complete the activities and answer the questions while exploring t...
Rapid City
Along with being the only indoor carting facility in rapid city you can also use the Lazer Tag, Batting Cage, Paint Ball, Arcade and Bumper Cars. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in South Dakota
Bowman
Four generations of our family have been Our guests come to see ranch life first hand, participate in ranch activities, commune with nature, and relax. Many ride horse, hike, learn about the geology, biology, and the abundance of wildlife.
South Heart
Peaceful Valley is surrounded by colorful badland country with wild horses, bison, mule deer,white tail deer, elk, coyote, eagles, and prairie dogs.
Crazy Horse
Crazy Horse Memorial, home of the world's largest mountain sculpture in progress, is in the Black Hills of South Dakota on U.S. Highway 16/385 just 17 miles southwest of Mount Rushmore. Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski began the project in 1948 at the ...
Custer
Come visit Four Mile Old West Town and experience this wonderful slice of history. Four Mile is situated in the heart of the Black Hills and was named Four Mile by the Earliest stagecoach line that came through this area. As you tour the site you ...
Lead
Our surface tour of the Homestake Mining Operation takes you through the historic town of Lead and Homestake's underground surface operation. It follows the mining process including hoisting, crushing and milling of the underground ore and views Home...
Spearfish
High Plains Western Heritage Center contains a five-state regional museum founded to honor the old west pioneers and the Native Americans of North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska. Western artifacts, western art, live animals and ...
Philip
The Prairie Homestead is one of the very few sod dwellings intact today. The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's cultural resources worthy of preservation. In 1974 the Prairie Homestead was placed on this list. I...
Philip
Here you will find remnants of the Cold War, including an underground launch control center and a missile silo. Minuteman missiles held the power to destroy civilization. Yet the same destructive force acted as a deterrent which kept the peace for th...
Nenzel
Experience the Sandhills of Nebraska with genuine Cowboy surroundings. Come off the highway and relax for a spell with a rustic wagon ride and learn about area history, settlement and the ranching way of life from area cowboys and ranchers.
Pierre
- provides interactive exhibits and hands-on science activities that are fun and educational. A Science Playground for the Whole Family. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in South Dakota
Rapid City
Storybook Island is a free attraction located in Rapid City, South Dakota. Come meet Humpty Dumpty, Pinnochio and other favorite childhood characters. Nursery rhymes and Fairytales come to life in animated and real life scenes.
Rapid City
A visit to the Circle B Ranch is like stepping back in time. Guests can stroll along the wooden sidewalks of the Old West town, browse in the Wild Horse Gift Shop, sip a cold sarsaparilla in the Circle B Stage Stop, or watch the world-class woodcarve...
Keystone
Ride up to a beautiful alpine landscape: get off on top to see impressive rock formations, waterfalls, flowers, and panoramic views. Have a cold drink or a bite to eat as you take in the unique view of Mt. Rushmore from this scenic mountain top setti...

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Storybook Island

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Fun places to visit in Rapid City with kids

There are so many fun places to go with kids in South Dakota - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in SD