why we like it: Watiki is South Dakota's largest indoor water park. There are slides and activities for all ages. location: 1314 North Elk Vale Road, Rapid City, SD hours: Watiki is open every day, but hours vary by day and season. Click here for current hours. cost: Prices vary by season and time of day. … Continue reading Watiki

Evans Plunge

why we like it: Evans Plunge is a natural occurring, warm mineral water park.  The water temperature averages 87° F. It was established in 1890, making it the oldest attraction in the Black Hills. It offers both indoor and outdoor pools. There are slides for all ages!  location: 1145 North River Street, Hot Springs, SD … Continue reading Evans Plunge

Jewel Cave

why we like it: This family-friendly cave (see the Discovery Talk Tour below) is a delight to explore and has a neat origin story. Jewel cave was discovered by Frank and Albert Michaud in 1900 when they found a small hole with a blast of cold air coming out. After enlarging the hole using dynamite, … Continue reading Jewel Cave