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Apartments in Rapid City, SD
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Rapid City Apartments For Rent
From the gently rolling Great Plains rise the impressive Black Hills, an isolated mountain range with some amazing features. This stunning area is home to such sites as the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Wind Cave National Park, Harney Park, Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park, the Devils Tower National Monument, and Jewel Cave National Monument. Rapid City is located on the eastern side of these impressive hills and is considered the gateway to Black Hills National Forest, which contains the mountain range and is an impressive 1.25 million acres.
When your backyard includes all of these impressive parks and over a million acres of Black Hills wilderness, you’ll never say “I’m bored” – instead you’ll be wondering what adventure each new day will bring. All of this rugged landscape is an adventurer’s paradise – camping, hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding, rock climbing, boating, water skiing, tubing, sailing, scuba diving, swimming, kayaking, snow skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling – the list of potential activities is endless.
If you are ready to live an adventure, rent your next apartment in Rapid City!
Things to Do in Rapid City:
Rapid City is a spectacular place for outdoor activities. Known for sparkling mountain lakes and streams, fishermen will find rainbow trout, largemouth bass, panfish and more. Of course, with the Black Hills as a backdrop, hiking, rock climbing, camping, rock hounding, horseback riding, and geocaching are also popular.
Sitting Bull Crystal Caverns, just about nine miles south of Rapid City, is a unique limestone cave complex – stop on your way to Mount Rushmore or the Wind Cave National Park, or make a day of it. A tour of the caverns will reveal the mirrored surface of Diamond Lake, the dazzling Rainbow Arch, and the world’s largest display of dog-tooth spar crystal.
Rivaling the landscape, historic downtown Rapid City is a pedestrian-friendly area with shops, restaurants, art galleries, theaters, and events. The Main Street Square, a picture-perfect area with public art and fountains, hosts events, concerts, ice skating, and a farmer’s market. Downtown is also home to the City of Presidents, life-size bronze statues of past US presidents that are located along the streets and sidewalks. Catch a movie at the Elks Theater or attend a special event such as Music in the Square.
The West Boulevard Historic District is a large district on the west side of downtown. It contains the Rapid City Historical Museum, the Glenn W. Shaw House, the Milwaukee Road Freight House, and other historic sites.
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center is a huge venue, covering 150,000 square feet. It includes an exhibition center and an arena. Events held here include basketball games by the Rapid City Thrillers, a variety of expos, concerts, and the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo.
The Deadwood Historic District is located in nearby Deadwood. This is a well-known “Old West” town that was built illegally in 1875 during the Black Hills Gold Rush. It was rambunctious, lawless, and home to nearly 5,000 people. Many infamous people passed through Deadwood – including Wild Bill Hickok, who was killed at the Nuttal & Mann’s Saloon here in 1876. While the saloon burned down in 1879, many of the town’s original buildings still remain.
Other attractions in Rapid City include Canyon Lake Park, Dinosaur Park, the Dahl Arts Center, the Journey Museum, the Museum of Geology, and Storybook Island. A beautiful city scattered with parks and surrounded by some of the nation’s most treasured national parks and monuments … who wouldn’t want to rent an apartment in Rapid City?
What to Consider When Moving to Rapid City:
Rapid City was founded in 1876 and is the second-largest city in South Dakota. It is the county seat of Pennington County, and Ellsworth Air Force Base is located just outside Rapid City. Its nickname, “Gateway to the Black Hills,” was assigned by disappointed miners who settled here in 1876. The settlers named the city for Rapid Creek, which flows through Downtown.
Rapid City is home or is close to a variety of colleges and universities. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Western Dakota Technical Institute, and John Witherspoon College are located in Rapid City. Black Hills State University is located in neighboring Spearfish.
Why Rapid City Apartments Are Hot:
Some of the nation’s most beloved attractions – including Mount Rushmore – are located near Rapid City! Your backyard is a million-acre national forest, and the outdoor activities are limitless. Of course apartments in Rapid City are hot! Add in a diverse economy that ranges from military and government to tourism and industry and Rapid City isn’t just a fun place to live, but a practical one.
Why Rapid City?
- Mount Rushmore National Memorial was carved by Gutzon Broglum and his son, Lincoln.
- Custer State Park is South Dakota’s first and largest state park, covering more than 71,000 acres.
- Wind Cave National Park is the densest cave system in the world and the fifth-longest in the world.
- Jewel Cave National Monument contains Jewel Cave, the second-longest cave in the world.
- The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is a highly-acclaimed technological university.
- Other Rapid City attractions include Sitting Bull Crystal Caverns, Chapel in the Hills, and Bear County USA.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Aerial View of Rapid City
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Custer State Park
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Beautiful boxwork formation at Wind Cave National Park
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- Western Dakota Tech Institute
- National American University
- South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
- Black Hills State University