Located in the Black Hills and Badlands region of South Dakota, Rapid City is the perfect destination for western adventures. Convenient to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial and the Black Hills National Forest, a Rapid City hotel room provides you with the ideal South Dakota starting point.
History buffs will want to see the Native American displays and exhibits at Journey Museum, while the (admission-free) South Dakota Air and Space Museum showcases impressive aircraft. Kids and adults alike will love Reptile Gardens, with enough alligators, snakes, and lizards to please any amateur herpetologist. Take the Rapid Ride public transit system to any of these attractions from your Rapid City accommodations, and to many of the shops and restaurants in the area. After a long day of sightseeing, enjoy some of the local nightlife before heading back to your hotel room.
Rapid City is also within miles of the town of Deadwood, one of America's most famous Old West settlements and the inspiration for the HBO television show of the same name. Deadwood was the temporary home of Wild Bill Hickock, but its Mount Moriah Cemetery is the final resting place of Hickock and his compatriot, Calamity Jane.