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During your stay with us at the Foothills Inn Hotel, you are surrounded by and centrally located near many of the greatest adventures and national parks that the Black Hills of South Dakota have to offer. Make the Foothills Inn your home while traveling north, south, east or west.

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Local Attractions

Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a massive sculpture carved into Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills region of South Dakota. 25 minutes or 27 miles from The Foothills Inn.

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Reptile Gardens

Reptile Gardens

Reptile Gardens is an animal park located south of Rapid City, South Dakota on the road to Mount Rushmore National Memorial. 20 minutes or 11 miles from The Foothills Inn.

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Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park

The Badlands of South Dakota are an awe-inspiring travel destination for visitors from around the world.  Formed by millions of years of deposition and erosion, the striking colors and spires are a photographer's dream and a hiker's paradise.  Make plans to visit the Ben Reifel Visitor Center (just a little over an hour south of the Foothills Inn on scenic Hwy 44) and learn all the great things you can do in the Badlands! 

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Custer State Park

Custer State Park

Whether you're a hardcore hiking enthusiast, a quiet nature communer, or just a mobile visitor who wants to ride the Wildlife Loop and grab a bite to eat, Custer State Park has what you're looking for.  Just 30 miles from Foothills Inn, you can enjoy the rugged beauty of the Black Hills on your drive to the park.  Just don't get out of your car to feed the bison or the burros, no matter how fluffy they look!

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Journey Museum

Journey Museum

The Journey Museum and Learning Center is a museum in Rapid City, South Dakota, United States with 7 acres of gardens. 6 minutes 2 miles from The Foothills Inn.

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Chapel in the Hills

Chapel in the Hills

Rapid City has its very own "stavekirke," or stave church; it is an identical copy of the most famous stavekirke in Norway. Built in the late 1960s, it offers visitors a beautiful glimpse into the Norwegian heritage that helped form the Black Hills area.  The Chapel is open to the public, and invites everyone to attend their summer evening services, which begin Memorial Day and end on Labor Day.   

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Dinosaur Park

Dinosaur Park

Dinosaur Park is a tourist attraction in Rapid City, South Dakota, United States. Dedicated on May 22, 1936, it contains seven dinosaur sculptures on a hill overlooking the city. 10 minutes or 4 miles from The Foothills Inn.

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Dahl Arts Center

Dahl Arts Center

The facility includes three formal galleries, Lobby Gallery, gift shop, Emerging Artists Gallery, children's interactive gallery, the Cyclorama, 280-seat event center, classrooms, conference room and meeting spaces. 9 minutes or 4 miles from The Foothills Inn.

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Crazy Horse Memorial

Crazy Horse Memorial

When you're making your vacation plans, don't forget to include Crazy Horse Memorial.  Located just 37 short miles from Foothills Inn, the still-under-construction monument of the famous Native American chief, once completed, will be the second tallest sculpture in the world.

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The Outdoor Campus

The Outdoor Campus

Explore trails, prairie, wetland and stream habitats outside. Over 1.5 miles of nature trails. 4,600 gallon freshwater aquarium. Learn about South Dakota wildlife and outdoor recreation. Visit with state Game, Fish &; Parks staff. 11 minutes or 5 miles from The Foothills Inn.

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The Black Hills Play House

The Black Hills Play House

The Black Hills Playhouse is an American theater located just off the Needles Highway and Iron Mountain Road in Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The playhouse is managed by Black Hills Playhouse Inc. 52 minutes or 30 miles from The Foothills Inn.

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Prairie Berry Winery

Prairie Berry Winery

Enjoy our award-winning South Dakota wines in a relaxed and kid-friendly setting. Find our winery in the heart of the Black Hills, not far from Mount Rushmore. 35 minutes or 27 miles from The Foothills Inn.

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