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Sioux Falls
ntroducting South Dakota's newest and most dynamic family fun park! The Adventurepark brings to Sioux Falls Full Throttle Raceway go-karts, Mulligan's Island Mineature Golf, Shipwreck Lagoon Bumper Boats, All Star Batting Cage Complex and Commando Pa...
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
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!
Rapid City
The largest indoor waterpark in the Dakota's 30,000 square foot of waterpark, arcade and concessions.
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.
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, ...
Sioux Falls
Home to 1,000 amazing animals – from anteater to zebras – the Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls, SD offers up-close views of animals including giraffes, tigers, rhinos and a jumping, hooting array of primates.
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...
Watertown
Experience over 500 mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish and invertebrates representing 130 varieties from around the world and those native to South Dakota. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids i...
Spearfish
A rescue and rehabilitation facility welcoming visitors to meet and and learn about over 360 animals, plus additional walking tours and educational demonstrations.
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.
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...
Sioux Falls
This 10,000 square foot play center has inflatables, a full arcade, redemption counter, and an enclosed toddler zone. Parents have a special lounge with flat screen TVs, leather furniture, and of course free Wi-Fi!
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.
Aberdeen
When you step into the Dacotah Prairie Museum, you step back in time over 100 years ago to witness the people, progress and natural history that combined to propel the prairie region into existence. Come see and hear the story that the prairie has...
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...
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...
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...
Pierre
The Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society has 15,000 square ft. of exhibition space located in the Cultural Heritage Center.
Chamberlain
Boasts a proud collection of Native American art, artifacts and more. As an outreach program of St. Joseph's, the museum operates entirely on donations. Admission is free; tours are offered.
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...
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...
Brookings
The South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum is a great place to visit and enjoy the history of the Dakota prairie. The museum is a powerful resource for all aspects of the rich history that South Dakota has proudly carried for many generations.
Vermillion
At the W. H. Over Museum we are rich in the history of the land. From its early beginnings the museum has collected and exhibited the natural history materials of the state and region. The geography of South Dakota has changed dramatically through ...
Mobridge
Melting glaciers carved the valley of Hiddenwood Creek. Traditionally, this area was home for several American Indian tribes. In 1927, the Department of Game and Fish used a new technique called an earthen dam to make Lake Hiddenwood, one of the fi...
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!
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...
Spearfish
Interpretive signs and information panels around the hatchery facilitate self guided tours as the kids explore every stage of the lifespan of the trout and salmon, plus learning about sustainability and fish rearing and management.
Spearfish
Free! Features include 10 acres of grounds, a museum, vintage hardware and period buildings. Educational and fascinating.
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
Sioux Falls
Their patented style of fun with trampoline covered floors and walls provided high level angular bounces kids can't get enough of. Session types include open jump, 3D Dodgeball and SkyRobics fitness classes.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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
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...
Sioux Falls
The mission of the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science is to educate, entertain, inspire and to enrich community by making arts and science part of our lives.
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...
Lake City
Walk the grounds where the officers' quarters, stone barracks, powder magazine, guard house, and other buildings remain at frontier Fort Sisseton. This 1864 fort, atop the Coteau des Prairies (or hills of the prairies), is a rare reminder of the west...
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...
Aberdeen
Thunder Road Family Fun Parks, located in Aberdeen, Sioux Falls, and Watertown, South Dakota and Fargo, North Dakota have go-karts, miniature golf, bumper boats, and arcades. Thunder Road offers special rates on team parties, birthday parties, corpo...
Rapid City
AND ON HIS FARM HE HAD SOME..... Cows, horses, sheep, goats, donkeys, pigs, rabbits, chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese and so much more! At Old MacDonalds Farm you can enjoy over 100 friendly farm animals in a clean, relaxed, hands-on environment.
Keystone
The Holy Terror Mini Golf course is nestled on the side of a pine-covered slope in Keystone. Named after the last active gold mine in Keystone, the course will have you "screamin' mulligans" as you putt around gold-flecked boulders, up steep hills, d...
Hot Springs
Welcome to the newest, fun-filled attraction in Hot Springs, South Dakota. Putt-4-Fun offers the "Best in the West" miniature golf! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in South Dakota
Rapid City
Enjoy the outdoor maze and other games for kids and adults.

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Fun places to visit in South Dakota with kids

South Dakota

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