Rapid City / Black Hills KOA

Open April 15 - October 15

Reserve: 800-562-8504

Reserve: 800-562-8504

Info: 605-348-2111

Info: 605-348-2111


3010 East Highway 44

Rapid City, SD 57703

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Check-in: 1:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am

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Local Area Attractions

There is so much to see and do in South Dakota!  We want you to have the full experience of being surrounded by the ponderosa pines in our National Parks, State Parks, and historical towns that comprise this legendary region.  Scroll through our list of things to do in Rapid City and all the additional Black Hills attractions that we are one hour or less away from.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

13000 Hwy 244
Keystone, SD 57751

A shrine of democracy located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Come visit the creation of the world's largest piece of sculpture. Join an interpretive program, take a self-guided tour, or watch the short film to learn about the history, art and unique culture of the monument. Get close to the sculpture on the President's Trail, which is a moderate walk.

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Museum of Geology

501 East Saint Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

Come see an exceptional display of minerals, fossils, gold samples and other geological material, not to mention the first Tyrannosaurus Rex skull found in South Dakota.

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Dinosaur Park

940 Skyline Drive
Rapid City, SD 57701

Concrete monsters lord over Rapid City -- and they may rule forever. Generations of children have visited the hilltop Dinosaur Park. Free admission.

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Chapel in the Hills

3788 Chapel Lane
Rapid City, SD 57702

This replica of the famous 850 year old Borgund Stave Church in Norway features unique architecture and intricate carvings.

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City of Presidents Walking Tour

631 Main Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

A self-guided walking tour of life-size bronze statues of our nation's presidents! Stop at the Visitor Center to pick up your walking guide.

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Outdoor Campus West

4130 Adventure Trail
Rapid City, SD 57702

Explore 1.5 miles of nature trails, view indoor exhibits of South Dakota wildlife and a 4,600 gallon freshwater aquarium.

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Storybook Island

1301 Sheridan Lake Road
Rapid City, SD 57702

A free children's playground in Rapid City where Dr. Seuss, Winnie the Pooh, Cinderella and other fairytale characters dwell.

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The Journey Museum & Learning Center

222 New York Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

Take an incredible trek through time, from the formation of the mystical Black Hills to the continuing saga of the Western frontier. Four unique collections allow you to actually see, hear and touch history from the perspective of the Lakota people and the pioneers who shaped its past.

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South Dakota Air and Space Museum

2890 Davis Drive
Rapid City, SD 57706

Free admission! See more than 25 historic bombers, fighters, utility aircraft, missiles and more.

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Jump Craze Trampoline Park

449 Americas Way
Box Elder, SD 57701

Let your kids burn off some energy in the Kids Court, Dunk Zone, Foam Pits and the Open Jump areas!

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Black Hills Caverns

2600 Cavern Road, Hwy 44 West
Rapid City, SD 57702

Nature's masterpiece of underground wilderness. 28 different cave formations in three-level wind caverns.

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Watiki Indoor Waterpark Resort

1416 N Elk Vale Road
Rapid City, SD 57703

Spend a day with your family playing arcade games, eating at Sliders Bar and swimming at a 30,000 square foot indoor water park.

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Black Hills Maze

6400 South Highway 16
Rapid City, SD 57701

Get lost in the outdoor maze and enjoy other games for kids and adults.

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Ft. Hays Chuckwagon Supper and Show

2255 Fort Hays Drive
Rapid City, SD 57702

Come enjoy some western hospitality at the most popular dinner theatre entertainment in the Black Hills. They offer an Original Chuckwagon Supper followed by a Cowboy Music Variety Show.

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Reptile Gardens

6 miles south of Rapid City on US Highway 16
Rapid City, SD 57702

See America's Giant Crocodile, giant tortoises, exotic birds, Komodo Dragons and spectacular tropical orchids. There are more reptile species here than in any other zoo in the world.

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Bear Country USA

13820 S. Highway 16
Rapid City, SD 57702

A drive-thru wildlife park where you will see bear, elk, wolves, buffalo and other North American wildlife roaming free in natural habitat.

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Old MacDonalds Farm

23691 Busted Five Ct
Rapid City, SD 57702

E-I-E-I-O! This farm offers pony rides, train rides, and hand and bottle feeding animals. Watch the world class pig races and the sure-footed goats cross a bridge. 

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24040 Cosmos Rd
Rapid City, SD 57702

Where no one stands up straight, balls roll up hill, and you can stand on a wall. At Cosmos, you can experience all this and more.

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Rush Mountain Adventure Park home of Rushmore Cave

13622 SD Hwy 40
Keystone, SD 57751

Ride the Soaring Eagle Zipline and Mountain Coaster and then shoot zombies in the 7-D Interactive theater. Visit the beautiful Rushmore Cave to see stalagmites, flowstone, ribbons, columns and helictites.

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1880 Train

222 Railroad Ave
Hill City, SD 57745

All aboard for a twenty mile journey on a vintage steam train through the Black Hills between Hill City and Keystone.

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Big Thunder Gold Mine

604 Blair Street
Keystone, SD 57751

Find yourself traveling back in time as you tour the underground, receive a free sample of gold ore and pan for gold by the stream.

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Rushmore Borglum Story

342 Winter Street
Keystone, SD 57751

A beautiful museum and gallery that showcases the collections of oil paintings, marble sculptures, bronze statues and artifacts by Mount Rushmore's sculptor Gutzon Borglum.

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National Presidential Wax Museum

609 Hwy 16A
Keystone, SD 57751

Celebrate America's proud heritage with life-like, life-size figures of all U.S. Presidents in authentic period costumes and surroundings.

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Rushmore Tramway Adventures

203 Cemetery Road
Keystone, SD 57751

Take a scenic chairlift ride, sled down the Alpine Slide and ride one of many zip lines through the trees all while seeing unique views of Mt Rushmore.

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Circle B Chuckwagon Supper & Show

12138 Ray Smith Drive
Hill City, SD 57745

Enjoy a authentic western experience with excellent food and great music!

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Badlands National Park

25216 Ben Reifel Road
Interior, SD 57750

Located in southwestern South Dakota, this National Park consists of 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires amongst the largest, protected mixed grass prairie in the United States. The Badlands Wilderness Area covers 64,000 acres. There is a true abundance of activities to enjoy! Join ranger-led programs, visit a paleontological dig, or just study nature. Enjoy park trails like Cliff Shelf Nature Trail, Fossil Exhibit Trail, or the more aggressive Notch Trail. Hike or backpack! Be sure to visit the Ben Reifel Visitor Center, which features new exhibits, a 95-seat air conditioned theater and a new park film. The park is open 24 hours a day, seven days per week. Entrance fees are collected year round. Hwy 44 west from Rapid City provides an alternate scenic route to the park.

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Devils Tower National Monument

Devils Tower, WY 82714

President Theodore Roosevelt established Devils Tower National Monument on September 24, 1906. The spectacular rock formation known as Devils Tower and the surrounding countryside, home to a myriad of plant and animal life, attract visitors from around the world. American Indians consider the area sacred, a place for prayer and renewal.

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Prairie Berry Winery

23837 Hwy 385
Hill City, SD 57745

Prairie Berry Winery has been producing handcrafted wines from fruits found native in South Dakota since 1876.

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George S. Mickelson Trail

Following the historic Deadwood to Edgemont Northern rail line, this trail is 109 miles of variety, welcoming bikers, hikers, cross country skiers, horseback riders and runners alike. With gentle slopes and easy access, people of all ages can enjoy many different types of terrain, as well as more than 100 converted railroad bridges and four hard rock tunnels. Amenities along the trail include water fountains, shelters with picnic tables, vault toilets and benches at scenic sites. Most of the trail is accessible to most mobility-impaired trail users. The closest trailhead to the KOA is Hill City; it's located in Tracy Park east of the High School on the Hwy 16 truck bypass. Follow US-16 W for 27 miles. A nominal fee is required at the trailhead.

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Museum at Black Hills Institute

117 Main Street
Hill City, SD 57745

See Stan, the world's largest male T-rex and explore Hill City's natural history museum.

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Evans Plunge

1145 North River Street
Hot Springs, SD 57747

Geothermal pools and waterslide fun for the whole family.

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Wind Cave National Park

26611 US Hwy 385
Hot Springs, SD 57747

Wind Cave is known for its incredible displays of "boxwork" and honeycomb shaped calcite that adorn the walls and ceilings.

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Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary

12165 Highland Road
Hot Springs, SD 57747

Where the American Mustang runs free! Multiple guided bus tours available.

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The Mammoth Site

1800 US Bypass
Hot Springs, SD 57747

One of the world's greatest fossil treasures! This is an internationally renowned working Paleontological site/museum.

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Broken Boot Gold Mine

1200 Pioneer Way
Deadwood, SD 57732

Take an underground tour of a historical gold mine and learn how a real mine operated in the days of black powder and candlelight.

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Adams Museum & House

22 Van Buren Street
Deadwood, SD 57732

Explore Deadwood's legendary past through changing exhibits. Discover the myths surrounding Wild Bill, Calamity Jane and other Deadwood characters.

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Days of 76 Museum

18 Seventy Six Drive
Deadwood, SD 57732

Visit the newly constructed museum that holds Western and American Indian artifacts and the largest collection of horse-drawn vehicles in the state.

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Tatanka: Story of the Bison

100 Tatanka Drive
Deadwood, SD 57732

The story of the Bison and its historic kinship to the Lakota people.

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Black Hills Mining Museum

323 W Main St
Lead, SD 57785

Guided tours through the simulated mine stopes and tunnels depict 125 years of mining technology.

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Sanford Lab Homestake Gold Mine Visitor Center

160 Main Street
Lead, SD 57754

View the historic 1876 Open Cut mining area and stop by the Visitor Center to see unique artifacts, a short mining video and gift shop. Homestake is more than a museum, it is the oldest, deepest mine in the Western Hemisphere reaching more than 8,000 feet below the town of Lead.

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Matthews Opera House & Arts Center

612 Main Street
Spearfish, SD 57783

The 1906 Matthews Opera House on Main Street offers live year-round theatre.

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D.C. Booth Historic Fish Hatchery

423 Hatchery Cir
Spearfish, SD 57783

Free admission to the grounds, museum, fish ponds and restored Victorian residence.

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Spearfish Rec & Aquatics Center

122 Recreation Lane
Spearfish, SD 57783

Enjoy a fun afternoon with your family at this 2-acre Water Park with 3 water slides, lazy river, kiddy pool, splash pad, climbing wall, and a wheelchair accessible lap pool.

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Petrified Forest of the Black Hills

8220 Elk Creek Road
Piedmont, SD 57769

Learn Black Hills geology with an exceptional animated video, digital and graphic museum displays, and a five-block nature walk to the trees of stone!

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High Plains Western Heritage Center

825 Heritage Drive
Spearfish, SD 57783

Authentic displays of pioneer, ranching, mining, forestry and transportation history.

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Wonderland Cave

12634 Alpine Road
Nemo, SD 57759

See the "40-foot icicle fence"!

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Crazy Horse Memorial

12151 Avenue of the Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730

The world's largest sculpture! The Memorial includes the Indian Museum of North America, the Native American Cultural Center which was dedicated at the 1996 Native American Day celebration, the sculptor's studio, as well as a new 40,000-square-foot Orientation Center and theaters which opened in May of 2000. Many Native American artists and crafts people create their artwork and visit with guests at the Memorial during the summer season.

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Custer State Park

Drive through the scenic Wildlife Loop Road to see nearly 1,300 bison and many burros, elk and big horn sheep. Stop by the new Visitor Center at the junction of US Hwy 16 and the Wildlife Loop Road for information and maps of the area.

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Jewel Cave National Monument

11149 US Highway 16
Custer, SD 57730

Jewel Cave is the second longest cave in the United States. The jewel-like Nailhead and Dogtooth Spar crystals line over 100 miles of passages.

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Black Hills National Forest

8221 US-16
Rapid City, SD 57702

Seen from a distance, these famous hills do indeed look black, but once you arrive you'll enter a world of color. Experience rock formations, canyons, open grassland parks, flowing streams, deep lakes and caves. Enjoy a plethora of recreation, including biking, easy to moderate hiking, nature study, photography, swimming, interpretive programs and more! Wildlife includes a wide variety of birds and four-legged animals, including elk, deer, bighorn sheep and mountain goats. The Forest borders Rapid City on the west side.

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