Big Lights, Big Sights
In Downtown Rapid City, your inner naysayer will just give up. There’s no time for “no” here. With so much to explore, even the smallest notion holds the promise of big discovery. Home to a vibrant Main Street experience met with the stories of farmers, cowboys and soldiers who rose to the highest office in the land, surrounded by joyous splashes of color and stirred by the beat of live music – you may find yourself ready to take on anything.
MAIN STREET SQUARE
In the heart of Downtown Rapid City, you’ll find Main Street Square, serving as a magnet for good times. Lined with restaurants, bars and surrounded by boutique shops chock full of keepsakes, this open park-like setting is a fun-filled public space that features special Rapid City events, live concerts, seasonal ice skating and interactive fountains perfect for building lasting memories.
ARTS AND CULTURE
Surrounding Main Street Square, you’ll also find plenty of ways to take in the history and culture of the area. Take a tour of Downtown Rapid City and you'll walk through America's history with our nation’s past presidents on nearly every street corner. Just a block away you'll find Art Alley, where colorful artistic expression virtually explodes on alley walls. You'll also witness a blend of Native American culture and stories of the Lakota told through commemorative plaques and statues.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE
With more than 30 restaurants lining Downtown, Rapid City’s dining district offers a truly exceptional variety of regional and international cuisine, ranging from local brews to upscale restaurants and unique burger joints catering to every palate. Stick around after sundown and experience stunning city views at Vertex Sky Bar, enjoy a night out at Ignite Nightclub or go vintage at Press Start barcade.
EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Downtown Rapid City is the epicenter of year round events and entertainment. During the summer, you'll find regular celebrations, music and vendors on the streets at Summer Nights, Thursdays on the Square and Movies Under The Stars. Crisper weather brings events to life like Bierborse, a favorite of local craft beer enthusiasts, and during the winter you can enjoy skating events and holiday celebrations. You'll also often find entertainment options at local pubs, breweries and wineries throughout Downtown. Rapid City also offers a party on wheels! Jump on Black Hills Party Pedaler and tour Downtown in style while pedaling and partying!
Rapid City in One Day
There's so much to see and do within city limits!
GET AROUND TOWN
Rolling big for a road trip? No problem. Downtown Rapid City offers plenty of parking options. Located adjacent to the Square is a city parking ramp. Public parking meters are also available as well as free off-street parking. Want to ride bikes? Experience pedal power on Rapid City’s Bcycle. In need of a lift? Rapid City is proud to offer public transportation including the City View Trolley, Lyft and the Rapid Transit System.