South Dakota Air and Space Museum, Rapid City

4.7
#1 of 11 in Museums in Rapid City
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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  • What a great day! Very cool planes and great info! Staff was amazing great group of people if you can make it a must stop  more »
  • Really enjoyed the display of aircraft outside and explanations. The exhibits inside were not as interesting. We enjoyed a picnic lunch at the picnic tables outside which was nice.  more »
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  • Awesome and free activity for the whole family! My husband and our 2 year old son are obsessed with airplanes and they loved every second of it. The planes are mostly outdoors and the museum is indoors...the whole event can take 30 min to 2 hours depending on how much you read. Gift shop was reasonably priced too. We loved it, definitely a highlight of our trip!
  • This place is incredible. The displays are great. It was just amazing to me to walk under a B52. It's huge! The inside museum is pretty cool, too. They have a tour is a missile site; unfortunately we didn't have the time to take it. If you are a military aircraft buff (WWII up) it is definitely worth a trip. Did I mention free admission?

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