Centrally located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Rapid City is a vacation destination for family vacations offering a variety of shopping, dining, attractions and outdoor recreation. Stay in Rapid City and play in the Black Hills where you can discover Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial, Badlands National Park and much more.
Outstanding meetings start with outstanding destinations. Both budget-friendly and camera-friendly, Rapid City, South Dakota is a central meeting destination with all the amenities you expect, plus unique adventures you may not.
Rapid City is home to more than 4,300 hotel rooms and meeting space for up to 10,000 attendees. For large groups, the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center offers multiple configurations for banquets, meetings and conventions. Nearby, guests can stroll through a seven-acre park, relax next to a quiet lake or take a short walk to historic downtown where they’ll enjoy a variety of restaurants, shops and museums.
For hotel-based meetings, Rapid City offers a number of options and the Rapid City CVB can help you determine which properties will best meet the needs of your group. If you are looking for a unique meeting place, Rapid City has a variety of choices including The Journey Museum and the Dahl Arts Center.
At the center of the United States, Rapid City is easier to reach than you might think. With its own regional airport, Rapid City offers direct flights from:
* Dallas/Ft. Worth
* Las Vegas
* Salt Lake City
But what you – and your meeting delegates – might not plan on are the one-of-a-kind adventures that will surround you in South Dakota’s beautiful Black Hills. Outside of your meetings, attendees can explore two million acres of Ponderosa Pine forest, including the unique landscapes of Badlands National Park, the stunning scenery of the Black Hills, Crazy Horse Memorial and awe-inspiring Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
Rapid City lies a short distance from all of these attractions, not to mention wildlife parks and some of the world’s longest underground caves. Sheltered by the Black Hills, Rapid City experiences comfortably mild weather year-round with more sunny days than Miami and Honolulu, so visitors can hit one of several golf courses or hundreds of miles of hiking trails almost any time of year.