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Rapid City, SD Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 35
Total Sleeping Rooms 4,500
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 267
Committable Meeting Rooms* 15
Largest Ballroom 41,402 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $95
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $51
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $429
*Maximum for a single hotel

Rapid City, SD Key Stats for Meeting Planners

Time Zone: Mountain Time (MT)
Convention Center(s):
Hotel at Convention Center? No
Sleeping Rooms 1 Mile from Convention Center: 600
Airport(s): Destination Type(s):
  • Golf Destination
  • Historic Destination
  • Family Friendly
  • Special Event Venues
  • 6
  • Population
  • 67,956
  • Restaurants
  • 130
  • Country Code
  • 1
  • Sales Tax
  • 6.00%
  • Currency
  • U.S. Dollar
  • Standard Tipping Practice
  • 15%
  • Electricity
  • 110V / 60Hz
  • Official Languages
  • English
Credit Cards and Travelers Cheques widely accepted? Yes

All average costs based on U.S. Government Per Diem rates as published by the U.S. General Services Administration.

Cities Near Rapid City, SD

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Chicago 914 mi 13 hr 34 min 5 hr 38 min USD $421+
Dallas/Fort Worth 1,061 mi 16 hr 13 min 2 hr 24 min USD $373+
Denver 396 mi 6 hr 05 min 1 hr 14 min USD $417+
Minneapolis 586 mi 8 hr 48 min 1 hr 31 min USD $479+
Phoenix/Mesa 1,209 mi 18 hr 24 min 4 hr 08 min USD $444+
Salt Lake City 673 mi 10 hr 08 min 01 hr 48 min USD $421+

Rapid City, SD Climate Information

JanFeb MarApr MayJun JulAug SepOct NovDec
Avg. High (°F) 34 38 45 58 68 78 86 86 75 63 47 37
Avg. Low (°F) 10 15 22 32 43 52 58 57 46 36 23 14
Rec. High (°F) 76 75 82 93 106 110 106 104 101 94 78 75
Rec. Low (°F) -27 -25 -17 1 18 31 39 38 18 -2 -19 -30
Rainfall (in) 0.4 0.5 1.0 1.8 2.7 3.0 2.0 1.5 1.1 1.0 0.6 0.4

Rapid City experiences a four-season climate with four distinct seasons. Spring in Rapid City spans March to May, bringing with it temperatures ranging from the 40 to 80 degrees, with mostly sunny conditions. Summer, which runs from June through August, features low humidity, plenty of breezes and cool evenings, and average daytime temperatures in the 70s and 80s. Fall, from September to November, features comfortable temperatures, averaging in the 60s during the daytime and 40s in the evening, while winter, from December through February, bring average daytime temperatures in the mid 30s and low snowfall; visitors to Rapid City can find snowfall and plenty of winter recreation in the Northern Black Hills. Rapid City's warmest month is August, with an average high of 85°F and average low of 57°F, while January is the city's coldest month, with an average high of 34°F and average low of 11°F. Rapid City sees an average of 16 inches of rain per year, with most falling in June and July, as well as an average of 41 inches of snow per year.

 
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