While you are in Rapid City you should take the amazing opportunity to stop by Mount Rushmore. This National Memorial features the faces of four American presidents; George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. These faces are carved into a granite mountainside. Taking 14 years to complete and costing just over 1 million dollars it makes a must-see for any vacation. While you are at Mount Rushmore you should stop by the Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center. In the visitor’s center you can see the massive collections of Mount Rushmore facts and artifacts collected through the years. The center also features a 14 minute narrative film showing the history and importance of the carving itself. There are several different tours available of the carving you can take the park rangers tour and see some of the impressive nature surrounding the carving. Also available is the audio tour where you can rent headphones and hear a narrated tale through historic recordings and interviews that give you an in-depth history as you take the scenic routes. Last but not least is the more popular Presidential Trail which gives you the closest views of the carving. The Sculptor’s Studio displays the tools used when the mountain was carved and also houses original plaster model workers used for measurements and scale. Give experience a piece of American History in Rapid City.
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Another big attraction can be found on the way to Mount Rushmore in Rapid City. Come spend the day with the animals at the Reptile House of South Dakota. This trip is sure to be both an informative and entertaining afternoon. Meet the king of the swamps the Aligators and see his tremendous strenght as he welcomes you to the Reptile House with the Aligator Show. The Raptile House also offers numerous other reptiles to come look at like the Komodo Dragon. Step into the reptile house and get to know more about those things that slitter in the night. The snakes, boas, and lizards await you so that you can step into their environment and learn more about them. From Prarie Dogs, Sky Domes, and Bewitches Villages this place is sure to excited and bewilder the mind. There is also a small section that offers a place to check out the Giant Tortoises located here. There are even a few animal special animals that you may not have even known existed until you showed up here such as the Tuatara. One thing is for certain you are sure to have a blast at the Reptile House in Rapid City! The staff is friends, the animals are beautiful and all that is missing is you.