Looking for things to do in Rapid City, South Dakota and Deadwood, South Dakota during your Black Hills vacation? When it comes to visiting the area, we can be sure of one thing: The possibilities for fun and adventure are endless. It’s no wonder thousands of people gather to the Black Hills every year. Whether you are here to enjoy fine dining, live casino action, cocktails with a view, or family fun, the Black Hills has it all. So, what will your next vacation look like? Lucky for you, we have compiled a list of our top 5 places to visit in the Black Hills. Take your pick from our list below.
1. Hotel Alex Johnson
Unbeatable views. Savory entrees & craft cocktails. A “haunted” reputation. Where else can you find a hotel this iconic? The Hotel Alex Johnson in Rapid City, South Dakota provides everything you would normally expect in a historic hotel, but with a few unexpected surprises. Dubbed by many as the highest-ranking hotel (literally 11 stories) in downtown Rapid City, the hotel has welcomed travelers from all over the world. Our hotel is filled with rich history, modern comfort and luxurious amenities.
Foodies are welcome here. From rooftop patios to drinks and delicious entrees, our onsite restaurants satisfy every palate. Vertex Sky Bar, located on the rooftop of the hotel, features comfy seating, cozy fire pits and an extensive menu for every appetite. The atmosphere is perfect for happy hour, a private party, or simply dining with a view. Here’s a tip – come for the view, but stay for the exquisite food and classic cocktails.
Feeling Irish? Grab a pint or enjoy a hybrid of Irish and American fare at Paddy O’Neill’s Irish Pub. Pull up a barstool or step outside onto our patio to enjoy the food, beers on draft or any of your favorite cocktails. It’s no wonder the locals voted Paddy’s as the best bar in the Black Hills.
2. WaTiki Indoor Waterpark
Looking for some family fun in the Black Hills? Make your trip totally tubular by visiting WaTiki Indoor Waterpark in Rapid City. With five hotels to choose from and plenty of family-friendly amenities, we make it easy for you to stay at our Rapid City waterpark. Dive into the area’s largest indoor waterpark – 30,000 sq ft to be exact – with exciting water activities and gnarly attractions for the whole family. And the fun doesn’t stop there. Head upstairs to Koko’s Arcade with over 30 classic and modern video games for kids of all ages. Don’t forget to satisfy your snack attack at our onsite restaurant, Sliders Bar & Grill. Where else can you find a bar with a water slide running right through it?
3. Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort
Spark your curiosity with the swankiest slots and table games, luxurious accommodations and memorable dining at Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort in historic Deadwood, South Dakota. Our full-service gaming resort is conveniently located on Main Street – just steps away from all the casino action. At Tin Lizzie, it’s all about creating a truly unique experience with deluxe accommodations, delectable dining options and a newly-renovated gaming floor.
Take advantage of the most dynamic and exciting gaming experience that Deadwood has to offer. Dare to be a Big Shot on our gaming floor featuring over 220 of the newest slot machines, eight dynamic live table games including craps and roulette and exhilarating promotions. Dare to stay with luxurious accommodations at Hampton by Hilton and coming soon, Four Points by Sheraton. Make the most of your Deadwood vacation with one of our room package experiences, which include free play and dining credit. Satisfy your palate with great drinks, great food and even better company at one of our onsite restaurants. Your stay will be nothing short of unforgettable. Are you ready to experience Deadwood?
4. Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort
Located in Deadwood, South Dakota, Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort is the Black Hill’s hottest full-service casino and hotel. Get in on the action with exciting promotions, 22 live table games including poker and blackjack, or take a spin on one of our 240 slot machines. Whatever your pleasure, fun at Cadillac Jack’s is a sure bet.
When you stay at Cadillac Jack’s, you’re never far from the excitement. Experience the luxury at our full-service resort with three exceptional hotels and convenient onsite accommodations. Plus, you’ll never go hungry with our five brand-new dining options. From “The World’s Greatest Hot Sandwich” to Flyts for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert, we offer a wide variety of delicious dining options to satisfy your cravings.
Reserve a room for your next Deadwood visit and see why Cadillac Jack’s is one of the best places to stay in the Black Hills. Ready to Bet on Red?
5. Mount Rushmore
South Dakota is filled with natural beauty and non-stop adventure. A trip to the Black Hills would not be complete without visiting Mount Rushmore and its neighboring attractions. At Liv Hospitality, our Rapid City, South Dakota and Deadwood, South Dakota hotels are only a short drive from Mount Rushmore and other popular attractions. Whether you’re exploring the area on a family vacation, or on a quick weekend getaway, Liv Hospitality offers comfortable accommodations and convenience to make your time in the Black Hills extraordinary.