FREE Attractions

There are plenty of free attractions in the Black Hills that are fun for the whole family.

Free Attractions

Storybook Island

Out of the pages and into real life. Kids of all ages can play with characters from their favorite fables at Storybook Island. Fictional characters aren’t the only thing you will find here. This stellar park includes a snack bar, train ride, bounce house, and also a new carousel. Additionally, parents can rent the birthday house to make their little ones day extra magical. Come enjoy a free, safe, educational environment for those young in years, or young at heart! Experience the power of imagination. The park relies on donations, so anything you can give is appreciated. *Rides, snacks, and bounces require payment.


1301 Sheridan Lake Rd. Rapid City, SD 57702

(605) 342-6357

Dinosaur Park

Bright green beasts above Rapid City The dinos were dedicated on May 22, 1936, on the crest of a hill overlooking the city. The five figures -- an Apatosaurus, Triceratops, Stegasaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex., and a Brontosaurus, were fashioned from concrete over iron pipe frameworks.


940 Skyline Dr, Rapid City, SD 57702

(605) 394-4175

DC Booth Fish Hatchery

D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives welcomes visitors to the historic, federal, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service hatchery and museum for an educational closeup view of the fish production process! Located in Spearfish, SD.


423 Hatchery Cir, Spearfish, SD 57783

(605) 642-7730

Wall Drug

Have you dug Wall Drug? From it's humble beginnings as the neighborhood drug store offering free ice water to weary traverlers, Wall Drug has grown to 76,000 sq. ft. of shops, arcades, and eateries. There is something for everyone at Wall Drug.


510 Main St, Wall, SD 57790

(605) 279-2175

Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center

Located in Lead, SD, deep underground, scientists at Sanford Underground Research Facility search for answers to the most fundamental questions about the universe.


160 W Main St, Lead, SD 57754

(605) 584-3110

Dahl's Chainsaw Art

Jarrett and Jordan Dahl are award-winning, internationally recognized chainsaw artists who use the backdrop of the beautiful Black Hills to create their chainsaw carvings. These original pieces of chainsaw art are completed from Black Hills (ponderosa) pine and other local woods, which adds to their uniqueness. No piece of art is identical to the other and each brother has their own style.


596 Main St. Deadwood, SD 57732

(605) 639-0733

Main Street Shootouts - Deadwood Alive

Three times a day, six days a week, (no killin' on Sundays) gunshots ring out on Deadwood's Historic Main Street during the summer. Don't fret none though, it's just the Deadwood Alive gunslingers comin' out to play. Each street performance is realistic; fun for the whole family and FREE!


715 Main St, Deadwood, SD 57732

(605) 578-1876

Fort Hays

Step back in time at the Fort Hays Old West Town Square. First, fill your belly with our all-you-can-eat cowboy pancakes for just 99 cents. Stroll along the boardwalk and take a free, self-guided tour of the Dances With Wolves film set and the South Dakota movie museum.


2255 Fort Hayes Dr, Rapid City, SD 57702

(605) 343-3113

Prairie Edge

Retail store & gallery specializing in Native American books, music, jewelry & ceremonial items. Inside, the hardwood floors and polished cabinetry bring to mind the spirit of the Old West, while the distinct smell of sweetgrass and soft sound of a Lakota flute evoke the mystique of the Great Plains Indian.


606 Main St, Rapid City, SD 57701

(605) 342-3086

Main Street Square - Rapid City

Main Street Square has become an iconic landmark for Rapid City and the Black Hills. A public plaza with waterfalls and a splash pad in the summer that transitions into the region’s only ice rink of its kind in the winter. Main Street Square works diligently to plan, promote and execute events downtown that attract an estimated 600,000 visitors annually.


512 Main St, Rapid City, SD 57701

(605) 716-7979

Teddy Bear Town

Home of the “World’s Largest Teddy Bear Collection”. All shapes, colors, sizes & origins imaginable! In addition to being featured in the Guinness Book of World Records, Teddy Bear Town is also listed in Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Thus it continues to hold the record for the largest collection of teddy bears. This free attraction is a must see for all ages! Donations are greatly appreciated.


108 Main St, Hill City, SD 57745

(605) 574-2266


The world's only Pawnseum The worlds only Pawnseum at Presidential Pawn is both a museum AND a pawn shop. Come in and enjoy all the interesting and unique items and if you love them, then you can buy buy them! This is a MUST STOP on your way through South Dakota or if you live locally. We guarantee Pawnseum will be fun for the whole family! We even have a self-guided audio tour! Pick up some head phones, scan the QR code at the front of the exhibit and watch the video on that item. You'll have learn a ton and have fun doing it! Best of all... IT'S FREE!


629 St Joseph St, Rapid City, SD 57701

(605) 342-7296

Keystone Historical Museum

The Keystone Historical Museum is housed in the old Keystone Schoolhouse building of early Victorian architecture. Built in 1899, it served as Keystone’s full-time school until 1988. The Museum houses early day mining tools, historic pictures and photo collections, rock and mineral collections, and historic displays including Carrie Ingalls memorabilia.


410 3rd St, Keystone, SD 57751

(605) 666-4494

Museum of Geology

O'Harra Bldg, 3rd Floor. Free campus geology museum features mounted skeletons, rare fossils & exhibits, plus a gift shop. The Museum is as old as the School of Mines and Technology. In 2010 both celebrated their 125th anniversary.


501 E St Joseph St, Rapid City, SD 57701

(605) 394-2467