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Rapid City Travel Guide, South Dakota

Rapid City, SD US – Overview: Doorway to the Intermountain West

Rapid City, SD US is situated on the periphery of the renowned Black Hills, where the tourists can discover the two greatest caves on the planet. You can experience a new feeling when you find yourself in the middle of memorials, monuments, national parks and theaters. The moonscape of Badlands and the Mystery of Devils Tower are other areas that attract tourists in Rapid City. The attractions lead to the huge acres of Green Ponderosa Forest.

Doorway to the Intermountain West

Rapid City, SD US is the doorway to the intermountain west. It was founded in 1876 by a crowd of dejected mineworkers, who reached Black Hills in search of gold. The city was known for the spring stream of limestone that surpasses the city and upraises in Black Hills.


In winter, Rapid City experiences a very low temperature and it goes beneath 0 degrees Fahrenheit. The normal average temperature during daytime is around 30 to 35 F. At times, there occurs an air inversion, which brings up warm air to the city and results in unseasonable hot temperatures. Snowfall is occasional. Winter usually lasts from December to March.

Summer has warm or hot sunny days and mild temperatures at nights. This season is the time when you’ll find the warmest days in Rapid City. The time is very special for camping and recreation for tourists. The season takes place from late June to the middle of September. Mid-September to November is classified as fall. This time of the year, days are warm and beautiful and nights are cool.


Rapid City is renowned for commerce, transportation, education and culture. It practices an assorted economy with a combination of forestry, tourism, agriculture, healthcare, government, manufacturing as well as other areas of services.


There are many areas in Rapid City with perfect lodging and dinning that attract a large number of visitors every month. Popular yet affordable accommodations in the city include Radisson-Rapid City, Hotel Alex Johnson, Holiday Inn Rapid City-Rushmore Plaza, Country Inn & Suites, Quality Inn, AmericInn Lodge and Suites, Howard Johnson Rapid City, Grand Gateway Hotel, Comfort Inn & Suites and Econolodge of Rapid City.

Make an adventurous trip to this wonderful city and experience the new sense of museum, wildlife attractions, amusement parks, tasty food and world class shopping.

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