Rapid City (Lakota, Mni LuzahaNG OthuNGwahe "Swift Water City"), is the second-most populous South Dakota city and the county seat for Pennington County. As of the 2020 census, there were 74,703 people. Rapid City, also known as the "Gateway to the Black Hills" or the "City of Presidents", is divided by a low mountain range that divides the city into its eastern and western parts. Ellsworth Air Force Base can be found on the city's outskirts. Camp Rapid is located in the western portion of the city. Rapid City hosts many attractions such as Art Alley and Dinosaur Park. The City of Presidents walking tour, Chapel in the Hills. Storybook Island and Main Street Square are also nearby. Nearby is the historic " Old West" city of Deadwood. The Black Hills include the Crazy Horse Memorial and Mount Rushmore as well as Wind Cave National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument and Custer State Park. To the east of the city is Badlands National Park.
Rapid City is located near Mount Rushmore, at the eastern edge the Black Hills National Forest. It is a great place to start exploring the national forest, its many monuments and natural spaces.
Reptile Gardens houses lizards and snakes, crocodiles parrots, Komodo Dragons, insects, and other amphibians. The Reptile Gardens hosts entertainment shows such as the Snake Show, Gator Show, and Birds Show. These presentations of animals take place throughout the day during the summer.
Storybook Island, a children's playground with more than eight acres of fairy-tale setting is open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. The "London Bridge", a native stone bridge with castle turrets, allows you to access this magical land for free.
Chapel in the Hills is an exact replica of the famous Borgund Stave church in Norway, which was built in 12th century. This building is unique in its intricate wood carving, Norse Dragonheads, Christian symbols and pegged construction.
The Journey Museum's exhibits begin with the story of the formation and evolution of the Black Hills, which occurred more than 2.5 billion year ago. The museum then displays prehistoric finds from the area and displays of marine reptiles and dinosaur bones. Finally, they trace the cultural history and development of the Great Plains.
Bear Country USA can be found south of Rapid City. It is a wildlife park that you can drive through. Visitors can see the North American black bear, wolves and mountain lions in this meadow-and-pine landscape. Their large black bear collection is what makes them so well-known.
Rapid City is often called The City of Presidents. Its proximity to Mount Rushmore as well as the ambitious public art project with 43 life-size bronze statues of Presidents located on downtown streets, has earned Rapid City that title.
Pros Rapid City is a safe, low-stress city.You will find plenty of activities and events in the area. The Black Hills is beautiful, with many outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and camping. Rapid is located close to Mount Rushmore and historic Keystone.
Rapid City's 2018 per capita income was $31,723, which represents a higher middle income than South Dakota and the country. For a family with four members, this amounts to an annual income $126,892. Rapid City has both rich and poor. Rapid City is an extremely ethnically diverse city.
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