International Rural Nursing Conference 2016 – Things to do in Rapid City, SD
The 2016 International Rural Nursing Conference is being held right in the heart of downtown Rapid City, South Dakota, Tuesday through Thursday, July 19-21, 2016.
Plan your vacation around this conference and see the beauty that Rapid City has to offer. With a wide range of accommodations, plenty of fun things to do and easy access to popular South Dakota attractions, Rapid City is the perfect home base for your Black Hills vacation. Stay in Rapid City to enjoy all the amenities of a cosmopolitan oasis – great dining, vibrant nightlife, arts and culture – tucked right in the midst of the rugged Badlands and the scenic Black Hills. Whether you explore dramatic caves, cruise scenic highways, visit massive monuments, follow park trails, learn about Native American traditions or live it up in Downtown Rapid City, every day is a big adventure.
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Every Monday from June 1 through Aug. 17, 2016 | 8:30 p.m. Visit Main Street Square to check out a movie on the big screen, hosted by the 2010 Leadership Rapid City Class. Movies will show each Monday evening from June 1 to Aug. 17, at dusk, or around 8:30 pm. Every movie night is free to the public! Main Street Square | 526 Main St. | Rapid City, SD 57701
Summer Nights is a FREE event for all ages, every Thursday in downtown Rapid City! There's no better way to experience the vibrant nightlife of Rapid City!
Located in the heart of Downtown Rapid City, Main Street Square is a fun-filled public space that features special events, arts and culture, live concerts, seasonal ice skating and interactive fountains. Surrounded by the City of Presidents, boutiques, eateries and galleries, Main Street Square is a destination the whole family can enjoy.
Your Black Hills Journey starts here. The Journey Museum & Learning Center brings together four major prehistoric and historic collections to tell the complete story of the Western Great Plains - from the perspective of the Lakota people and the pioneers who shaped its past, to the scientists who now study it. Interactive learning experiences such as the Wells Fargo Theater, Paleontology Tent and Learning Lab give you the chance to learn and play every day!
Rapid City is the most patriotic city in America, and its Downtown is lined with historic faces. A series of life-sized bronze statues of our nation's past presidents greet guests to Downtown Rapid City. These life-sized bronze statues are a tribute to America's heritage and give those who are shopping, dining or walking a historic reminder of the legacy our nation's presidents have created.
You can enjoy and view the City of Presidents for free. As you're strolling the streets of Downtown, be sure to stop and visit your favorite president. Pick up a "City of Presidents" book at visitor information centers.
Prairie Edge has the finest selections of Native American art, crafts, jewelry, books and music on display anywhere in the region.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial is visited by nearly three million people each year that come to marvel at the majestic beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota and learn about the birth, growth, development and preservation of the country. From the history of the first inhabitants to the diversity of America today, Mount Rushmore brings visitors face to face with the rich heritage we all share.
The Foundation demonstrates its commitment to this endeavor by continuing the progress on the world’s largest sculptural undertaking by carving a Memorial of Lakota leader Crazy Horse; by providing educational and cultural programming; by acting as a repository for American Indian artifacts, arts and crafts through the INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA® and the NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL CENTER ®; and by establishing and operating the INDIAN UNIVERSITY OF NORTH AMERICA® and when practical, a medical training center for American Indians.
Custer State Park is one of the largest state parks and famous for its bison herd, a variety of wildlife, scenic drives and historic sites. It also offers miles of hiking trails to explore. Custer State Park in the Black Hills encompasses 71,000 acres of spectacular terrain and an abundance of wildlife. Within the park, you'll discover a world of adventure!
Add something special to your Mount Rushmore vacation: See the Black Hills of South Dakota by vintage steam train. Experience this two-hour, relaxing 20-mile roundtrip ride between Hill City and Keystone. This historical steam train experience is narrated and fun for railroad enthusiasts of all ages! It's an activity like no other in the Black Hills.
Black Hills Gray Line
Shana Giannonatti, 1600 E Saint Patrick St, Rapid City, SD 57703-4137
Dakota Bus/ Dakota Trailways
Travis Ladson,631 South 32nd Street, Spearfish, SD. 57783
Mt. Rushmore/Stagecoach West
Herman Jones or Deb Backken, 2255 Fort Hayes Road, Rapid City, SD 57702
Harlow’s Bus Service Inc.
Nancy or Kathleen, 2237 Sherman St, Sturgis, SD 57785
ABS Travel Group
Stuart or Gemma Hall
Black Hills Open-Top-Tours