South Dakota Air and Space Museum, Rapid City

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A living lesson in aviation history, South Dakota Air and Space Museum houses a collection of aircraft ranging from World War II transport planes to modern supersonic bombers. Located just outside the main gate of an operational Air Force base, the museum strives to educate and entertain visitors by offering 50-minute guided bus tours of a deactivated missile silo from the Cold War. All visitors to the base must pass a security check, so be sure to bring a valid photo ID, such as a passport or driver's license. Admission to the museum is free; there is a charge for bus tours. Pick up a souvenir of your visit at the on-site gift shop. Find out how to plan Rapid City trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • Unfortunately, the museum was not open, but the planes that were outside were just incredible. We learned a lot! 
    Unfortunately, the museum was not open, but the planes that were outside were just incredible. We learned a lot!  more »
  • I love it here! Such a fun place! I will definitely be back! So many planes and cool things! I saw big planes, small planes and giant planes! Their were guns and missiles and so many other cool things! The museum was closed for renovation but the outside was amazing! Fun for everybody! You get to learn so much about these old planes, just read the signs near the planes. I loved looking in the planes and seeing the controls. You can go right next to the planes! I definitely recommend this place for anyone who wants to have a great time!
  • So cool seeing all the planes!! Its fun to read about the planes and what they were used for!! They are alot of planes outside that you can just walk around and see them. There are stands that give information on the planes and they are really interesting. There are some bombers, fighters, missiles, trainers, and lots more. You are able to walk right up to the planes and check them out and you can see inside some of them. I would love to be able to go inside the planes!

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