Rapid City, South Dakota is known as the City of Presidents. It’s a convenient place to stay if you’re visiting the region and is a nice place to spend your time. It’s a city that has a small town vibe.
The downtown area is vibrant with locally owned shops and restaurants, museums and things to do outdoors. Parking is free in their garage on holidays, Sundays and evenings so we never paid to park here.. You see plenty of law enforcement as well as security cameras making it seem safe enough. Abundant flowers, plentiful outdoor seating and a fun park are anchors here.
We did see a few homeless people and a particularly aggressive panhandler but you’ll unfortunately have that no matter where you go.
This is a very walkable downtown and motorists seem to respect the rights of pedestrians, a far cry from how motorists in Ohio seem to feel about them.
One thing that makes this city special is that each former US President and some Native American leaders have been immortalized with life sized statues throughout downtown. They were paid for by donors and each one is unique.
Here are a few pictures for your viewing pleasure.
I’ll share more pictures from Rapid City. Meanwhile, have a look their tourism site if you’re interested in knowing more about visiting.
I never knew this about Rapid City! Good to know!
It’s a great town to visit! Stay tuned- later this week I’ll write about a restaurant we liked.
Sounds great!!! Always good to tried and true places to eat!
I just love that name, ‘Rapid city’, it conjures up all sorts of images.
Those statues are great!
I loved the statues and that donors made it all happen! It’s a nice walking tour with fun things to do along the way.
Looks like it! 😀