Do Big Things® in Rapid City While We Do Big Things to WaTiki

WaTiki Indoor Waterpark Resort is sliding into the upgrade of a lifetime! Starting March 28, 2022, the entire resort will undergo a complete transformation to better enhance the Guest experience throughout the waterpark.

In the meantime, we have compiled a list of 10 fun things to do to help make your vacation a splashing good time. We invite you to be part of the experience by tuning into our social media platforms for regular updates on our progress. Our team will miss you all during this time and cannot wait to greet you with a fresh look in May!


1. Koko’s Arcade

Dive into fun at Koko’s Arcade (located above WaTiki Waterpark) which will remain open for extended hours throughout April. With over 50 of your favorite classic & modern video games, plus skeeball and air hockey, there’s something for every age. After scoring some fun prizes, enjoy a variety of snack & treats including chips, ice cream, sodas, and so much more. Don’t forget to grab a souvenir for your friends! Everything from hats, stuffed monkeys, backpacks, shirts, and more are all perfect items to remember your trip to WaTiki Indoor Waterpark Resort.


2. Get Air Trampoline Park

Spend a morning, afternoon, or evening bouncing off the walls! Get Air Indoor Trampoline Park in Rapid City, SD combines amusement and exercise in its indoor trampoline facility. The park offers wall-to-wall trampolines, foam pits, dunk lanes, and all kinds of fun features. Get Air is open seven days a week and provides fun for all ages.


3. Run Wild

Looking for a fun environment for children to use their imagination and play at their own pace? Run Wild is the Black Hills’ newest indoor/outdoor playground! Your children can play and explore freely in the three-story play structure with slides, tubes, tunnels, obstacles, and a climbing tower. For younger children, the playground offers a separate infant/toddler play area that is both stimulating and fun. While you’re here, fuel up with a coffee or a snack at the on-site coffee bar!


4. Reptile Gardens

Are you ready for an adventure that’s fun for the whole family? Bring your camera and step into the world’s largest reptile zoo, Reptile Gardens! This must-see family attraction features stunning botanical gardens, gator shows, bird shows, snake shows, a tropical oasis inside the Sky Dome, and giant tortoises. Stroll through the botanical gardens and enjoy countless flowerbeds, rock gardens, and fruit trees. Don’t forget to take the kids over to Prairie Dog Town where they can watch prairie dogs play from an underground bubble!


5. Dinosaur Park

Looking for some free family fun? Head over to Dinosaur Park located along a ridge in Rapid City, SD that encircles the Black Hills. The park contains seven, life-size dinosaur sculptures with spectacular 100-mile views, and serves as a trailhead for hiking and biking on the Skyline Wilderness Trail. Fun fact: Dinosaur footprints have been found not far from the park!



Want to take the kids swimming for a day? Pack your swimming gear and head to the YMCA in Rapid City, SD for open swim and other fun sport-related activities. The YMCA is the perfect place for families to be active and have fun!


7. Silver Lining Creamery

Make your vacation a little sweeter by visiting Silver Lining Creamery located in Main Street Square in Rapid City, SD. Indulge in premium homemade ice cream with fresh, bold, and unique flavors that will satisfy any sweet tooth. Plus, watch as ice cream creators make real South Dakota ice cream inside the factory viewing glass. Don’t forget to grab a pint of ice cream for the road!


8. Mary’s Mountain Cookies

From a wide variety of mountain-style cookies to giant birthday cookies, Mary’s Mountain Cookies is a one-stop shop for sweet treats. The downtown Rapid City store takes pride in providing freshly baked cookies and other sweet treats daily. These delicious cookies can be delivered, shipped, or picked up!


9. Who’s Toy House

Who’s Toy House is a family-owned toy store located in Main Street Square in Rapid City, SD. Shop a wide selection of wonderful toys that will provide hours of fun including plush toys, active play, games & puzzles, and more. Who’s Toy House carries an impressive selection of unique and creative toys for boys and girls ranging from infant to ages 13+. Shopping for the perfect birthday gift? Who’s Toy House also includes free gift wrapping with every order!


10. Flags & Wheels

Are you ready for extreme fun? Head over to Flags & Wheels in Rapid City, SD for indoor go cart racing, bumper cars, laser tag, batting cages, an arcade, and so much more! Housed in an expansive, 47,000 sq. foot building, Flags and Wheels has converted an outdoor business into a complete indoor family amusement park. For over 10 years, this indoor attraction has been focusing on fun for the whole family. From kids to adults, Flags and Wheels has something for everyone!