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10 Best Rainy Day Activities in South Dakota!

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Looking for some fun and entertaining things to do on a rainy day in South Dakota? From exploring aviation history at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum to discovering the fascinating history of motorcycling at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, here are the 10 Best Rainy Day Activities in South Dakota.

South Dakota Air and Space Museum, Ellsworth AFB, Box Elder, SD

An impressive museum dedicated to the distinguished history of the United States Air Force, this air and space museum features a range of indoor and outdoor aircraft. Best of all, it’s free to enter!

The Museum at Black Hills Institute, Hill City, SD

The Black Hills Institute Museum is a great place to explore fossils, replicas, minerals, meteorites, and rocks. The gift shop offers a wide range of educational items, gifts, and fossils so you can keep learning at home.

Putz n Glo Black Light Mini Golf, Rapid City, SD

An indoor mini golf course with a Rock N' Roll theme, this black light indoor mini golf course features 18 holes of mini golf. There’s also a human maze adventure and gemstone panning on-site to give you a full day of fun.

Rough Cut Social, Sioux Falls, SD

The Rough Cut Social experience is perfect for family and friends. You can learn how to throw like a pro from the "Axe-perts". They also have drinks and snacks to keep you entertained in between throws.

Käsemeister Creamery, Frankfort, SD

Kasemeister Creamery produces farm-to-table cheeses for a difference you can taste. Their retail store offers a wide variety of cheeses, honey, and other products made on-site.

The Mammoth Site, Hot Springs, SD

The Mammoth Site in Hot Springs, South Dakota is a great place to see Ice Age fossils. The site offers a summer educational program and enhanced educational experiences with its gaming app.

Four Mile Old West Town Museum, Custer, SD

At Four Mile Old West Town Museum, you can explore 50 open-air buildings and experience living history. It also has unique shopping and is pet-friendly, so feel free to bring the whole family for rainy day fun.

Prairie Berry Winery, Hill City, SD

Designed and handcrafted in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, Prairie Berry wines have won over 1,000 international awards. Enjoy five free tastes as well as a spectacular menu from their in-house kitchen.

Adams Museum, Deadwood, SD

W.E. Adams founded the Adams Museum in Deadwood to preserve and display the Black Hills' heritage. Deadwood, South Dakota, was the last major gold rush in the continental U.S.

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, Sturgis, SD

The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the heritage of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and preserving its history. Explore the thrill of motorcycling through the ages, open seven days a week.

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