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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
American Restaurant
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“The best breakfast in town! Just get there early to beat the crowd as seating is limited. Head Chef, Ben Klinkel, has really poured his heart into this place and you can tell. The food is exquisite. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Plaza
“Food, fun, music and more! Enjoy the “presidents walk” and take a selfie with your favorite leader!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Pub
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“They have a speakeasy in the basement and you get the code on their website at murphyspubandgrill.com. This is a unique experience.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
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“Rotating selection of craft beers from around the country. Awesome pizzas; they even have GF crusts. Half price wine on Monday.”
  • 25 locals recommend
History Museum
“Delve into the history of the Native peoples of the Black Hills, seeing their hardships and struggles in a way not depicted by modern history books. Listen to their stories, immerse yourself in their culture, and come away a better person for having done so. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“American style food, great patio if you like outdoor seating, downtown Rapid City”
  • 17 locals recommend
Park
“Old concrete life size Dinosaur figures on top of Skyline drive. Fun dinosaurs to climb on and a great view of West Rapid City.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Gourmet meals along with more affordable options (burgers and salads). Reservations advised.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great cocktails and food, much of their food is cooked in a brick fire oven, great pizzas, nice atmosphere mid-price range On weekends they have a great brunch with bottomless mimosas and bloody mary's ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Food
“One of our favorite breweries. Great owners and in an awesome place. Might see live music or stop by after strolling up M Hill across the street in Founder's Park. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Botticelli is our favorite Italian place in town. I've never ever had anything bad here.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“We love the selection of art, handmade crafts, clothing, and Native American treasures found here. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Park
“It is a little kitschy, but kids love seeing all the storybook characters. It is also always in need of updating, but they do have a train, merry go around, and a bounce house. It is free to get in, but can't bring food or drink (I usually bring water,snack in my backpack-I know its a "no-no"). All rides cost and food/drink prices are expensive, but think of it as a donation towards the park to help fund modernizing efforts. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“This art center has some concerts, special events, changing exhibits, classes. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Great for unique atmosphere and delicious desserts to pair with your cocktails. There is a fee involved to get in, but the views of the entire city from atop the Historic Alex Johnson Hotel are worth it!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Outdoor shopping center with all the essentials - Target, Gap Outlet, Ulta, TJMaxx, Ross, Scheel's, Sam's Club”
  • 9 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“The best breakfast in town! Just get there early to beat the crowd as seating is limited. Head Chef, Ben Klinkel, has really poured his heart into this place and you can tell. The food is exquisite. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Pub
“They have a speakeasy in the basement and you get the code on their website at murphyspubandgrill.com. This is a unique experience.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
“American style food, great patio if you like outdoor seating, downtown Rapid City”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Gourmet meals along with more affordable options (burgers and salads). Reservations advised.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great cocktails and food, much of their food is cooked in a brick fire oven, great pizzas, nice atmosphere mid-price range On weekends they have a great brunch with bottomless mimosas and bloody mary's ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Botticelli is our favorite Italian place in town. I've never ever had anything bad here.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Great for unique atmosphere and delicious desserts to pair with your cocktails. There is a fee involved to get in, but the views of the entire city from atop the Historic Alex Johnson Hotel are worth it!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bakery
“EXCELLENT bakery food made from scratch! Literally behind the hotel so well within walking distance!”
  • 9 locals recommend

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