Book a room at our Holiday Inn® Rapid City hotels and immerse yourself in the grandeur of the Black Hills. Tucked among the forested mountains and rushing streams are two of the nation’s most enduring manmade memorials: Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse.
Roll down the windows and breathe in the fresh mountain air. Just a short drive from our Rapid City hotels, the Black Hills of South Dakota welcome visitors with a treasure trove of natural beauty. Crystalline stalactites and stalagmites cling to narrow subterranean tunnels at Wind Cave National Park. Underground, wend your way through dazzling, twisting passageways; above ground, watch for the prairie dogs darting in and out of grasslands burrows. Larger wildlife is the attraction at Rapid City’s nearby Custer State Park. Follow the 18-mile Wildlife Loop Road past immense herds of pronghorn, bison, elk, and deer against a backdrop of pine forests and towering granite spires, a short drive from our hotels in Rapid City.
In a land known for its natural parks and wildlife, Rapid City’s immense manmade attractions command equal attention. Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Lincoln cast their granite gazes down from atop Mount Rushmore National Memorial, a short drive from our hotels in Rapid City. As big as it is, the rock carving is dwarfed by the colossal Crazy Horse Memorial, an ongoing mountain sculpture depicting the determined Lakota warrior on horseback. A hand-painted Lakota tipi and etched Sioux pottery help bring the Black Hills’ Native-American experiences to life at the Indian Museum of North America, located at the base of the memorial.
Book a room in our Holiday Inn hotels in Rapid City and begin your South Dakota journey. Explore the rugged mountain beauty of Rapid City’s Black Hills all year long.