Visiting Post 22

Rapid City is in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. While you are visiting the area for baseball, be sure to take in some of the beauty of the area. Some can’t miss places are:

Storybook Island: Within walking distance of Fitzgerald Stadium, Storybook Island is an admission  free children’s theme park with hands-on playsets and storybook characters that appeal to children of all ages – Storybook Island brings families together, sparks imagination and creates lifelong memories!

Main Street Square: 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. It’s [FUN]²!

Mt. Rushmore National Memorial: Located just 20 minutes from Rapid City, this national monument is a can’t miss. The sculpture’s roughly 60-ft.-high granite faces depict U.S. presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The site also features a museum with interactive exhibits.

Crazy Horse Memorial: Located just passed Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse is the world’s largest mountain carving located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. It is considered The Eighth Wonder of the World in progress.

Sylvan Lake: The lake featured in National Treasure II, Sylvan Lake has multiple hiking paths for all abilities. Perhaps the most popular is the hike to Black Elk Peak (formerly Harney Peak). At 7,242 feet, the peak is the highest point in South Dakota.

Reptile Gardens:  Reptile Gardens is located just 6 miles south of Rapid City. Reptile Gardens has more species and subspecies of reptiles than any other zoo or wild animal park in the world! Reptile Gardens is a premier South Dakota destination that houses some of the world’s deadliest snakes and is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s Largest Reptile Zoo.

Bear Country USA:  From the comfort of your own vehicle observe black bears, elk, mountain lions, buffalo, reindeer and other wildlife in their natural environment. After you drive take a wildlife walk around our area where you can view park offspring, smaller animals and the grizzly bear.
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