South Dakota Attractions September 02, 2018
This South Dakota Town Was Named One Of The Best Weekend Destinations In America
Whether you are a native South Dakotan or a tourist, it is nearly impossible to ever run out of things to see and do around our great state! While we already knew this, it seems as though national publications just picked up on it, as one of our great towns was recently named one of the best weekend getaways in America:
The iconic Reader's Digest recently published their list of
15 Best Summer Weekend Getaways You’ll Want to Book This Second, naming such American towns as Williamsburg, Virginia; Key West, Florida; and, not surprising, Rapid City, South Dakota!
Coming in at #3, Reader's Digest begins by noting Rapid City's most famous landmark (we're looking at you, George, Thomas, Theodore, and Abe), but goes on to mention some of the other, often overlooked places to visit as well.
Which other R.C. spots does Reader's Digest recommend visiting? For a "weekend getaway filled with history and national treasures," they suggest checking out Custer State Park...
Welcome to Custer State Park; the state's largest and first state park that houses not only the pictured wildlife, but also museums, hiking opportunities, festivals, and so much more.
...Badlands National Park...
There's nothing bad about these lands! (See what I did there?) In fact, the jaw-dropping park is the exact opposite, thanks to 242,756 acres of colorful buttes and mixed grass prairie.
While you're visiting the Badlands, Reader's Digest suggests you settle in "for a fantastic sunset." Don't mind if we do!
...and the beautiful downtown area!
Whether you are looking to shop local boutiques, dine on super delicious home-cooked meals, or simply enjoy an
incredible cup of coffee
, you are guaranteed only the best in downtown Rapid City.
Founded in 1876, the "Gateway to the Black Hills" is a historic gold rush town that - despite local mines coming and going - has remained relevant and exciting since its inception.
To learn more about Rapid City, please visit the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce's
While you’re touring Rapid City, be sure to check out
This Mouthwatering Burger Joint In South Dakota Has A Menu That’s 50 Items Long.