Local Attractions

Adventure Awaits

Our convenient location guarantees you’re never far from a Black Hills adventure. To get you started on your trip, we’ve listed some of our favorite Black Hills attractions below.

Be sure to talk with our staff if you have questions about other local destinations during your stay.

Distance: 0 miles, approximately 1 minute from your room.

WaTiki Indoor Waterpark Resort is the largest indoor waterpark in the Dakotas. Make your way through 30,000 sq. ft. of wet and wild slides and pools, or just lay back and float down on the lazy river. Book a Reef Suite for park access just outside your door.

Distance: 27 miles, approximately 30 minutes

Mount Rushmore National Monument is only a short drive from the Residence Inn. A quick trip and you’re standing face-to-face with four larger-than-life Presidents. Over three million travelers make the trip to Mount Rushmore each year.

Distance: 14 miles, approximately 15 minutes

Bear Country USA a drive-through park is a favorite for guests. Get up close and personal with South Dakota wildlife without leaving the comfort of your car.

Distance: 11 miles, approximately 15 minutes

Alligators. Exotic birds. Giant turtles. You might not think of these creatures as South Dakota wildlife, but you can find them all at Reptile Gardens. Get a taste of the tropical without traveling far from your hotel.

Our convenient location means you never have to travel far for a tee time. Whether you’re looking for Rapid City golf courses or a course further out, here are some of the area’s best golf links:

Meadowbrook 8.9 miles, approximately 10 minutes

Red Rock Golf Club 13.1 miles, approximately 15 minutes

Hart Ranch Golf Course 14.1 miles, approximately 15 minutes

Elks Golf Course 4.2 miles, approximately 5 minutes

*Spearfish Canyon Country Club (Spearfish, SD) 49.5 miles, approximately 45 minutes

*Southern Hills Golf Course (Hot Springs, SD) 60.1 miles, approximately 60 minutes

*Although these two courses aren't within Rapid City city limits, they're consistently voted as two of the best golf courses in the region.

What could be better than a massage after a day of business meetings in Rapid City? Choose Residence Inn and always be close to the best in rest and relaxation.*

AJ's Wicked Salon & Spa 6.7 miles, approximately 10 minutes

Mistique Edge Day Spa & Salon 6.4 miles, approximately 10 minutes

Spa Med 9.2 miles, approximately 10 minutes

*Appointments required.