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Airport Codes:
IATA: RAP
ICAO: KRAP

Distances from RAP to:
Rapid City 9 miles
Chadron 81 miles
Gillette 119 miles
Alliance 140 miles

Nearest Major Airports:
9 miles: Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP)
86 miles: Chadron Municipal Airport (CDR)
116 miles: Gillette-Campbell County Airport (GCC)
142 miles: Alliance Municipal Airport (AIA)

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Rapid City Airport Guide

Rapid City has a lot of incredible things to see. The best must be the Mount Rushmore National Memorial whilst there’s also the Crazy Horse Memorial and the area known as the Badlands, one of the most spectacular geographical features in the US. Elsewhere in the city you’ll find the amazing Reptile Gardens, home of many species of American lizards and snakes and also the Journey Museum that details the journey taken west by the early settlers. For kids, there a number of theme parks and water parks with Storybook Island and Waitiki Water Park, the best.


Rapid City Airport Directions

Route 44 from Rapid City Regional Airport takes you north east into the centre of Rapid City.


Rapid City Airport Parking

You won’t have any trouble parking at Rapid City airport. There are thousands of spaces arranged as long and short term lots with an economy lot off-site offering cheaper parking in return for a shuttle ride to the airport. Less mobile travellers have spaces reserved for them close to the airport.


Rapid City Airport Flight Information

Despite not having any international routes, Rapid City Regional Airport has plenty from hubs within the US making it easy to get from the UK and Europe. Chicago is the best option but you can also consider Salt Lake City, Dallas or Las Vegas.


Hotels Near Rapid City Airport

The Townhouse Motel is a very nice accommodation ten minutes from the centre of Rapid City. It’s popular with families because of the facilities which include an outdoor pool. The Best Western Ramkota Hotel is beautifully constructed with great facilities in a relaxing atmosphere and still only $55 a night.


Rapid City Time Zone

Rapid City is 7 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time and located in the Mountain Time Zone (GMT-7)

Rapid City Info

Rapid City is a small city found at the base of the Black Hills. It’s an attractive city with many reminders of the old days when it was set up as a base for miners arriving for the Dakota gold rush. Set up in 1876, it became an administrative site for the goldfields. Tourism followed in the wake of the gold rush and the work on Mount Rushmore attracted many more visitors even before completion.

Rapid City Trivia:
  • Rapid City is the second largest city in South Dakota
  • It’s named after the river; Rapid Creek that flows through the city
  • It’s known as the city of presidents for the number that have hailed from Rapid City
  • Rapid City is considered to be the gateway to the famous Black Hills
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