Visiting America’s National Parks is always rewarding, offering exceptional access to nature, history and inspiring stories. But 2016 promises an even greater experience, thanks to two significant anniversaries: The National Parks Service Centennial and the 75th Anniversary of the Completion of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
With multiple parks and monuments within a short driving distance, including world-famous Mount Rushmore, Rapid City is the place to be for anniversary events in 2016. Whether you catch special programs throughout the year or plan to be on the scene for the grand anniversary events, 2016 will be a banner year for a Black Hills Vacation. Make this the year you discover the transformational power of exploring a new trail, communing with nature or being touched by another era – right in Rapid City.
Centrally located to bucket list-worthy experiences, Rapid City, South Dakota is the ideal touring destination where every day has big potential. In addition to Mount Rushmore, witness remarkable human achievements such as the on-going mountain carving at Crazy Horse Memorial. Where U.S. Presidents await on every corner and Lakota Sioux customs keep treasured culture alive, every day brings opportunity to Do Big Things in Rapid City. Reignite the spirit of discovery whether your group is exploring our history and heritage at The Journey Museum & Learning Center or delighting in arts and culture at the Dahl Arts Center. Discover unique attractions, a spirited art scene, museums and galleries, Native American history, and much more!
Let us introduce you to a home base that will leave your group both inspired and satisfied. The premier location for your Black Hills tour, Rapid City offers a vibrant main street America experience with unique attractions and urban pleasures including a variety of accommodations, local restaurants, wineries, breweries, and boutique shopping. Whether roaming the Black Hills, or enjoying all that Rapid City has to offer, touring here is a monumental experience you’re sure to love. Contact our local experts to assist with your group’s big plans! The Rapid City Convention & Visitors Bureau will make your tour a total success by offering tour planning assistance including: hotel quote assistance, itinerary suggestions including first-rate attractions and one-of-a-kind activities, local step-on guide referrals, brochures and maps, welcome gifts and more! Tour Rapid City and the beautiful Black Hills to make your group’s next journey unforgettable. Contact Lindsey Beasley, Manager of Tourism Sales: 605-718-8482, Beasley@VisitRapidCity.com.