Rapid City, South Dakota


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

23 Votes - "Most Patriotic"
2 Votes - "Most Fun"
1 Votes - "Most Beautiful"


Rapid City, SD hosts both Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial, two must-see national landmarks. The town is as beautiful as it is patriotic, surrounded by the Black Hills, and is the home of Ellsworth AFB.

For a combination of history and beauty take in the scenery on Skyline Drive and visit the Berlin Wall exhibit, the Chapel in the Hills, the Badlands, and bronze statues of all of America’s presidents.

Visitors should take advantage of Downtown Rapid City. In addition to shopping and dining, the area is the Black Hills’ hub for local and regional art. Museums, numerous galleries, and a historic theatre are all located within a few blocks of each other downtown.

Rapid City is such a great find along any road trip. Much to see and do and the food is great. Wonderful statues on each corner too! Come visit!
Reviewed by starie_ize
on September 17, 2012
Rapid City is a beautiful town, with many things to do. Then you've got The Beautiful Black Hills & State Parks all around you too. So much to so and see, you can't go wrong with the Rapid City area!
Reviewed by JessSunflower
on September 17, 2012
Rapid City is nestled in the foothills of the Black Hills and shares its borders with the prairie and the pine-covered Black Hills. The city has a green zone that runs the length of the community with ample room for walkers and bicyclists. The city is clean and vibrant and takes pride in hosting the thousands of visitors that come to visit Mount Rushmore and the dozens of natural sites in the Hills.
Reviewed by jimmy29
on September 17, 2012
Rapid City is centrally located to fantastic destinations such as Mt Rushmore, CrazyHorse mountain, the Bad Lands, Dinosaur Park, and much more. The laid back pace of Rapid City lends itself to the perfect place to retire and let go of all the stress of your life. I ADORE Rapid City!!
Reviewed by DebraG
on September 17, 2012
I grew up in Rapid and have never really left. I have lived in San Diego for over 30 years but Rapid City is always home. The Black Hills are a sorce of rejuvination for me. As I get closer to retirement I would live to end up there, well except for the winters! I love the fact that I am a misplaced country bumpkin from Rapid City.
Reviewed by DakotaPoint
on September 17, 2012
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