Storybook Island in Rapid City, South Dakota

Storybook Island in Rapid City, South Dakota

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Once upon a time a Silly American road tripper took a road trip to Mount Rushmore and found a fairy tale location along the way: Storybook Island in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Storybook Island in Rapid City, South Dakota
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Built in 1959, Storybook Island Rapid City SD is a children’s play area and family theme park with a fairy tale twist.

There are play sets, interactive exhibits, and Instagram-worthy displays all depicting scenes from storybooks, fairy tales, and nursery rhymes. Children of all ages (the park claims to be a “home of memories for children ages 0-99”) can play among their favorite characters from 101 Dalmatians, Cat in the Hat, Humpty Dumpty, Winnie the Pooh, Wizard of Oz, Old MacDonald’s Farm, Cinderella, Jack and Jill, The Three Little Pigs, and more. You might even catch a show from the children’s theatre performing group.

Admission to the park is free, though donations are accepted and rides, including the carousel, train ride, and Bippity Boppity Bounce, cost a couple of dollars.

This is a must-see stop on your South Dakota road trip. You’ll certainly have a happy time and, after visiting, might even live happily ever after.

Storybook Island in Rapid City, South Dakota
Funny Face Clock
Storybook Island in Rapid City, South Dakota
Whale
Storybook Island in Rapid City, South Dakota
Old MacDonald’s Farm
Storybook Island in Rapid City, South Dakota
Jack and the Beanstalk
Storybook Island in Rapid City, South Dakota
Jack and Jill Went Up The Hill
Storybook Island in Rapid City, South Dakota
Pinocchio
Storybook Island in Rapid City, South Dakota
101 Dalmations
Storybook Island in Rapid City, South Dakota
The Cat in the Hat
Storybook Island in Rapid City, South Dakota
Cinderella, her price with a glass slipper, and her pumpkin carriage
Storybook Island in Rapid City, South Dakota
Cinderella, her price with a glass slipper, and her pumpkin carriage
Storybook Island in Rapid City, South Dakota
Noah’s Ark
Storybook Island in Rapid City, South Dakota
The Three Little Pigs
Storybook Island in Rapid City, South Dakota
The Three Little Pigs
Storybook Island in Rapid City, South Dakota
The Three Little Pigs

While you’re visiting Rapid City be sure to also check out the Rapid City Dinosaur Park, Cosmos Mystery Area, and the Men Made From Tires.


Storybook Island in Rapid City, South Dakota

Visit their website for more information.
Location: 1301 Sheridan Lake Rd. Rapid City, SD 57702
Phone Number: (605) 342-6357
Cost: Free Admission, Donations Welcome
Hours: 9am – 7pm Daily, Memorial Day (late May) to Labor Day (early September)


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Storybook Island in Rapid City, South Dakota
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Val

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited over 300 roadside attractions across 31 states and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!

Val also blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

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