Tour the Beauty of the Black Hills from Our I-90 Hotel
Make the Country Inn & Suites your home base while you explore exciting things to do in Rapid City at attractions like Bear Country U.S.A., a drive-through wildlife park less than 13 miles away. The Journey Museum & Learning Center is a fascinating and family-friendly stop for exhibits on dinosaurs, and the City View Trolley provides a narrated tour through Rapid City. While you’re in town, make time to visit the iconic Mount Rushmore National Memorial, just 27 miles away. When it’s time to head home, Rapid City Regional Airport is a 20-minute drive from the hotel.Family Adventures
- Storybook Island (5.2 miles)
Admission is free at this children’s park, which features character playsets and playground equipment. For a small fee, kids can ride a vintage carousel or the Storybook Island Train.
Phone: +1 (605) 342-6357
- Bear Country U.S.A. (12.3 miles)
For a fun-filled day with your children, visit this 250-acre, drive-through wildlife park. Over the course of three miles, you can see black and grizzly bears, wolves and river otters from your car.
Phone: +1 (605) 343-2290
- Jewel Cave National Monument (57.3 miles)
With more than 181 miles of mapped passageways, this cave is the world’s third longest. Visit to see the beautiful calcite crystals and gypsum deposits that give the cave its name.
Phone: +1 (605) 673-2288
Exploring Rapid City
- City View Trolley (3.1 miles)
Take a carefree, narrated tour through Rapid City aboard this trolley. Tickets are good for a full day and offer stops at 17 locations throughout the city, including The Journey Museum & Learning Center.
Phone: +1 (605) 394-6631
- City of Presidents (4 miles)
While you’re exploring downtown Rapid City, be on the lookout for life-size bronze statues of the nation's past presidents.
Phone: +1 (605) 484-2162
Museums and Historic Sites
- The Journey Museum & Learning Center (2.4 miles)
Learn more about Native Americans, homesteaders and space exploration at this nearby museum. Don't miss the dinosaur exhibit!
Phone: +1 (605) 394-6923
- Mount Rushmore National Memorial (27 miles)
No trip to South Dakota is complete without a trip to the iconic Mount Rushmore National Memorial. See the faces of American presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln carved into the side of a spectacular rock face.
Phone: +1 (605) 574-2515
- Deadwood (41.3 miles)
Reenactments, 19th-century architecture, shopping, dining and a casino make this historical Old West-style town worth the 45-minute drive.
Phone: +1 (800) 999-1876