Day 2:

Reptile Gardens, Rapid City

Reptile Gardens is the world’s largest reptile zoo and provides an adventure for the whole family! Visit Rattlesnake Gulch, Maniac the Giant Crocodile, Prairie Dog Town, the Sky Dome, and Methuselah’s Playground. Snake, alligator, and exotic bird shows are offered.

Prepare to spend 1-3 hours.

Tips: Admission prices change depending on season. It is cheapest in the winter and most expensive in the summer. Summer rates are $17.50 for adults, $15.50 for seniors, $11.50 for children 5-12, and free for children 4 and under.

Storybook Island, Rapid City

Storybook Island is a park with fairytale character playsets, live entertainment, and playground equipment. There is a bounce house, train rides, and a carousel for an extra cost. Visit Storybook Island for your children to see their favorite fairytale characters come to life!

Prepare to spend 1-2 hours.

Tips: Admission is free.
Ticketed attractions cost $2 and include the bounce house, train rides, and the carousel.

Mostly Chocolates, Rapid City

Learn how truffles and chocolates are made on the Mostly Chocolates tour. Plenty of free samples are available. Children will love this sweet and educational candy shop tour!

Prepare to spend less than 1 hour.

Tips: Schedule a tour online at

Blaze Pizza, Rapid City

After a long day of adventures, nothing is better than a hot slice of pizza. Everyone in the family will love Blaze’s high-quality artisan pizza.

Prepare to spend 1 hour.

Tips: Gluten-free pizza is available upon request.