- Population: 74,509
- Elevation: 3,202 ft.
- Area: 55.49 square miles
Roam Like A Buffalo – There’s A Great Big World Outside Your Door. You can have it all, from adrenaline-charged outdoor activities to thoughtful cultural pursuits and all the heart-stopping scenery in between. When you stay in Rapid City, you’re within an hours drive of six national parks and monuments and surrounded by a local culture that’s rich with history and artistic expression. In this land where gemstones and natural wonders have been forming for eons, even the smallest roadside stand holds the promise of a big discovery.
The economic base in Rapid City remains fundamentally the same as it was in the 1800's. Since its beginning, Rapid City has been a center for commerce, culture, transportation and education. Rapid City enjoys a diverse economy that includes agriculture, forestry, government, tourism, healthcare, manufacturing and an extremely strong service sector. The city is also the tourist center of the Black Hills and the gateway to many attractions, including Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial, the Badlands National Park and Wind Cave National Park.
There is something here for EVERYBODY.
Photos Courtesy of Visit Rapid City and South Dakota Tourism