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 have lived in a handful of large cities and have traveled extensively. There is no city like Rapid City...it has so much to offer. Beautiful views, national monuments, outdoor adventures, and a fun, thriving downtown. People who visit always say they wish they had more time and start planning their return vacation here.
Reviewed by debinsky
on September 17, 2012
Rapid City is located just on the edge of the Black Hills minutes from Mt. Rushmore, Deadwood and the Badlands. You cannot go any other place and see so many different terrains. I am not originally from Rapid City but it is now my home because I love the area.
Reviewed by domico12
on September 17, 2012
This is the best town and area if you enjoy doing anything outdoors. Snowmobiling, fishing, hunting hundred of miles of hiking trails. There are even times in the winter that you can ski in the Morning and then play 9 holes in the afternoon.
Reviewed by afpyle
on September 17, 2012
Rapid City is a beautiful town...not too big and not too small. It's nestled right at the foothills of the Black Hills, which gives it a beautiful back drop to the west. There's always fun things to do, any season of the year!
Reviewed by puddle_jumper
on September 17, 2012
A beautiful town! Not too big and not too small, and lots of things to see!
Reviewed by Kadriog
on September 17, 2012
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