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.

I haven't ate such good food until I went downtown in Rapid City. My family and I focused on dining at all the local establishments. We haven't had such an amazing meal ever! The value and the taste are incredible, who knew buffalo would be as amazing as it is? The food is fresh and the atmospheres are super unique. I can't wait until I get to go back to Rapid City to eat!
Reviewed by jojoboji
on September 17, 2012
Rapid City is a beautiful town, with much to offer. Rapid City offers the "big city" feel with the small town atmosphere. The outlying Black Hills offer hiking, biking, snow skiing, cross country skiing, gold panning, snowmobiling, camping and many other attractions. There are great places to eat and wonderful local shopping.
Reviewed by sararankin
on September 17, 2012
This is the best town in America! We are friendly and active and have great commerce and tourism. We are at the foot of the Black Hills and just minutes from recreation and sight seeing to inlcude Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse. Vistit Rapid City, you will love it too!
Reviewed by lmodrick
on September 17, 2012
Home to Mount Rushmore National Memorial and the City of Presidents, Rapid City should definately win "Most Patriotic!" Rapid City, SD is a charming town full of family activities making it the ultimate family vacation destination. It's positioned in the heart of the beautiful Black Hills - in the center of The Badlands, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park, Historic Deadwood, Devils Tower.
Reviewed by robintemple
on September 17, 2012
Rapid City is a wonderful place to live and visit! It has everything to offer! The people are so nice and the Black Hills are beautiful! If I could choose more than one category to vote in I would!
Reviewed by missmanda2442
on September 17, 2012
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