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Storybook Island

1301 Sheridan Lake Rd, Rapid City, SD 57702-3462
+1 605-342-6357
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Who needs Disney Land when this is free!

My wife and I stopped here on a recent trip to the Black Hills. We have been here many times, many... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dennis S
Sun City, Arizona
Always a great spend of time

This park is always well maintained...keep in mind it has been around since 1952. My uncle helped... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Johnstown, Colorado
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“train ride” (39 reviews)
1301 Sheridan Lake Rd, Rapid City, SD 57702-3462
+1 605-342-6357
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I stopped here on a recent trip to the Black Hills. We have been here many times, many years ago, with our kids but we had almost as much fun this visit watching other children having a great time.

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This park is always well maintained...keep in mind it has been around since 1952. My uncle helped do a lot of the masonry in the early 70's. Every time we come up, we try to take the kids for an hour or two. Kids from...More

Thank smhasert
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was the cutest park ever, and free. Which makes it even better. The kids had a blast and I was taken back to my childhood thinking of all the nursery rhymes and fairy tales represented. Would definitely recommend. Also take a little bit of...More

Thank Emull81
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great stop for the kids (ages 6 and 7) to play and it was free. They did have a couple activities that you could pay to do like a merry go round for $2 and a little train ride. They also had...More

Thank MinnesotaAmis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we pulled in to the parking lot and heard Disney music playing, we knew we were going to have a great time! The park is definitely retro, think 1960s, but well maintained. The kids loved seeing storybook characters come to "life", and playing on...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kudos to the Rapid City Rotary Club for such a terrific community service. The grandkids loved the park and had to be pried away. The weather cooperated so it made for a perfect afternoon activity.

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for younger kids - like a big nursery rhymed themed playground. Great place to run around. Not too much shade but it is entirely fenced in. Free to get in but they do charge for train and carousel rides ($2). There is a...More

Thank ndrose7
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is hands down the best public park I've ever been to and we travel a lot! All three kids ( ages 11, 9 and 5) loved it and begged to stay longer. We went back the next day during our vacation as well. There...More

1  Thank rachellynn99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a few hours here in my recent family trip to rapid city. Super neat playground which my kids loved. It is so different than any other playground and is well kept I would encourage a visit.

Thank Craig J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent about 2 hours at Storybook Island with an 5 and 8 yr old. They loved it. The place was clean, had water fountains through out. Definitely a place to come again.

1  Thank danneegirl
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
can you bring a cooler into the park?
28 May 2017|
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Response from isstrong | Reviewed this property |
There is a park adjoining it with picnic tables and parking where you can have a cooler.
Sally B
Is it for teenagers?
3 July 2016|
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Response from Coolblue72 | Reviewed this property |
Teenagers might be a little bored. I have great memories of this place when I was young, but there's definitely a time period where teens might think it's "lame." With a teenager, you might be better off checking out Custer... More