Holidays to Rapid City

United States
Rapid City is the second largest city in South Dakota, and is known as the “Gateway to the Black Hills.” This explains the city’s other name, “The City of Presidents,” because it’s from here that you can access Mount Rushmore National Memorial in the Black Hills. Along the way you …

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How to get to Rapid City

Here's what you need to know about getting to Rapid City. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Rapid City takes 10 hours, 18 minutes.

When to go to Rapid City

Typical Holiday Price

£980 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Rapid City varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - March is the cheapest month to go to Rapid City.

Where to stay in Rapid City

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Rapid City, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Rapid City

Lynn | Trip by SkyscannerMount Rushmore National Memorial Society
Mount Rushmore National Memorial Society
Celeny Da Silva | Trip by SkyscannerBlack Hills National Forest
Black Hills National Forest
Steve Baumgartner | Trip by SkyscannerBear Country U.S.A.
Bear Country U.S.A.
Steve Baumgartner | Trip by SkyscannerReptile Gardens
Reptile Gardens
Steve Baumgartner | Trip by SkyscannerDinosaur Park
Dinosaur Park
Celeny Da Silva | Trip by SkyscannerCosmos Mystery Area
Cosmos Mystery Area
Steve Baumgartner | Trip by SkyscannerArt Alley
Art Alley
Jim & Anneliesa | Trip by SkyscannerWonderland Cave
Wonderland Cave
Mark Massoglia | Trip by SkyscannerElks Theatre
Elks Theatre

Reviews of Rapid City

Angelique Tussard
Angelique TussardPueblo

Rapid city has so many places to see its native culture is amazing don't forget to go Dinasaur park where you can see the whole town what a beautiful view from there and the park is great for the kids

Trip Editorial Team
Trip Editorial TeamMenlo Park

The second-largest city in South Dakota, Rapid City makes for a great starting point for a road trip through the state's famous national parks and monuments. The kids in your group will love going on a scavenger hunt for life-size bronze statues of all of the presidents.

Joseph Coureur
Joseph CoureurNew York City

Rapid City is the entry point into South Dakota since that's where the airport is.

Daniel Mason-D'Croz
Daniel Mason-D'CrozBrisbane

Nice small town that is a convenient point to exploring the natural beauty of the black hills, as well as visiting Mt. Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial

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