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Badlands National Park
#1 of 11 Nature & Parks in Rapid City
Wildlife in the park include prairie dogs, bighorn sheep, bison, bobcats, coyotes, elk, mule deer, prairie rattlesnakes, pronghorn, swift fox, porcupine, white-tailed deer and badgers.
One you enter the park its a great little drive with lots of easy hikes and pullouts-- awesome picture taking ops and unexpected vistas- Really something !
Reptile Gardens
#2 of 11 Nature & Parks in Rapid City
Reptile Gardens was deemed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the worlds LARGEST reptile zoo! It’s a short walk-through park where you can observe some of the world’s deadliest snakes through the safety of P...
No-one who visits the Rapid City area, of course, should miss visiting the region's "natural" sights, whether Custer State Park or, of course, Mount Rushmore.
Bear Country USA
#3 of 11 Nature & Parks in Rapid City
You have to pay for this self drive tour around the park, but so pleased we decided to visit, from deer to bears free roaming, also a walk around an area with other animals, on our visit we saw lots of bear cubs,
You get a park map on entry and follow the road going past all kinds of animals such as Elks, Reindeers, Bighorn Sheep, Arctic Wolves, Timber Wolves & Mountain Lions you can stop and watch the animals as long or a...
Canyon Lake Park
#4 of 11 Nature & Parks in Rapid City
You can walk along the side of Canyon Lake Park and go on higher above the Lake, which is a nice walk, good for walking a dog or just taking a nice walk (not strenuous at all).
The river which feeds the lake is diverted through a series of flumes across the park, and is entertaining to walk along and explore.
Black Hills Caverns
#5 of 11 Nature & Parks in Rapid City
Founders Park
#6 of 11 Nature & Parks in Rapid City
Immediately behind Founders Park is another park with trails for mountain biking or hiking up the mountain.
Monuments, informational signs, sculptures, bikers, joggers, a stream .This park has it all.
Memorial Park
#7 of 11 Nature & Parks in Rapid City
They did an excellent job with this park, fountains, on the creek, very peaceful and beautiful.
Wonderful place and a beautiful park.
Buzzards Roost
#8 of 11 Nature & Parks in Rapid City
Cleghorn Springs Hatchery
#9 of 11 Nature & Parks in Rapid City
Thunderhead Falls
#10 of 11 Nature & Parks in Rapid City
Legacy Commons
#11 of 11 Nature & Parks in Rapid City