I have mixed feelings regarding Rapid City, South Dakota. On the one hand, it’s the perfect central location for seeing the Black Hills, Badlands National Park, and Mount Rushmore. Unfortunately, it’s also something of a tourist trap. There’s lots to do but, if you’re a family on a budget, you’ll really want to research everything before planning your activities. That being said, Dinosaur Park in Rapid City is definitely worth checking out and, best of all, totally FREE to the public!