Make yourself comfortable at our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Rapid City. You’ll soon be driving through the scenic Black Hills along mountain switchbacks and past roadside waterfalls, en route to the granite faces of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial.
A stay in our Rapid City hotels makes it easy to explore the area’s most famous attraction, Mount Rushmore. Breathe in the piney scent of the Black Hills as you motor along twisting roads and past rushing streams to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Make time to see Rushmore’s neighboring memorial, Crazy Horse, a sculpted Lakota warrior towering over mountain forests atop his granite steed. At the base of the colossal statue, the Indian Museum of North America highlights native culture with exhibits like a hand-painted Lakota tipi and Sioux pottery.
Immerse yourself in the natural grandeur of the Black Hills outside our Rapid City hotels. Crystalline stalagmites and stalactites glimmer in the narrow subterranean tunnels of Wind Cave National Park. Tour the cave’s passageways, then head aboveground to see prairie dogs dart in and out of their grasslands tunnels. Immense herds of pronghorn, bison, elk, and deer frequent the 18-mile Wildlife Loop Road at Custer State Park at dawn and dusk, not far from our hotels in Rapid City. Towering granite pinnacles and spruce forests form an idyllic backdrop for a morning photography session.
Stay at our Holiday Inn Express hotels in Rapid City and discover South Dakota’s four seasons of natural beauty, from the summer sounds of the Rapid City Bluegrass Festival to the stirring drumbeats and colorful dances of indigenous tribes at the Black Hills Powwow in October.