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Rapid City, South Dakota was named after Rapid Creek, on which it was originally established. Also known as "Gateway to the Black Hills," after the range that slopes away to its east, the city is split in half by mountains and its scenery has helped make it a popular tourist destination. Rapid City boasts a variety of museums, public sculptures, and theaters, as well as a good selection of downtown hotels, which include bed and breakfast hotels. If you're on the lookout for a bargain, the city has a budget hotel to suit your taste.

When to go to Rapid City

Rapid City's foothills location makes for some impressive views and, with its long hot summers, the area is an excellent vacation choice. Winters are cold, with temperatures dropping as low as 11°F, so popular months to book hotels in Rapid City are May and June, when highs can reach around 72°F.

How to get to Rapid City

The city is served by Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP), which lies approximately 8 miles from the city center. Try one of the hotels Rapid City Airport has to offer, or take a taxi to a 5 star hotel downtown. Rapid City Airport is conveniently close to the local attractions, although you can also arrive in the area via a Greyhound or Jefferson bus service. You can also use the public transport options on offer to travel to nearby Deadwood hotels if you want to stay at a distance from Rapid City.

Things to do in Rapid City

There are many Rapid City attractions to enjoy. Kids will love Rapid City Water Park and the Reptile Gardens, while adults should visit The Journey Museum and Gardens, or spend a day shopping at Rushmore Mall. Festivals include the Heritage Festival, and the Dahl Arts Center is also well worth a look.

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