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Storybook Island

1301 Sheridan Lake Rd, Rapid City, SD 57702-3462
+1 605-342-6357
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A must stop if you are in Rapid City!

We visited Storybook Island for the first time this summer with children ages 6, 9, 12, and 13. It... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jill A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Always Have Fun

We have been coming to Storybook Island since I was a kid. We now bring our kids when we travel out... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Katie L
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1301 Sheridan Lake Rd, Rapid City, SD 57702-3462
+1 605-342-6357
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited Storybook Island for the first time this summer with children ages 6, 9, 12, and 13. It was a highlight of our visit to the Rapid City area. It's totally free (but there are ample opportunities to donate which I encourage you to...More

Thank Jill A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have been coming to Storybook Island since I was a kid. We now bring our kids when we travel out about once a year. My kids love it and always try to recreate their pictures from the year before. The park is kept up...More

Thank Katie L
Management response:Responded yesterday

Ohhhh that is so wonderful! Thank you for continuing to support the place Where Magic Happens

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Kids loved all the statues, and ran from each to each as they said the character's names. Perfect for ages 2 and up. Our 5 year old had a blast. The carousel and train rides were a nice, inexpensive add-on that we has no problem...More

Thank CoreyGrebin
Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented the birthday house for my daughters second birthday. When I had booked it over the phone they told me the price and that I could come a half hour early to set up. As it got closer I found out from reviews online...More

3  Thank Madisonmarie24
Management response:Responded 5 days ago

Our Party rentals come with a 3 hour time slot, and we offer three different options depending on availability. The set up time is always included in the rental time which everyone is informed about prior to putting money down for a deposit. The clean...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second time visiting and it didn't disappoint! We had kids at all ages with us. The place is clean and well kept. Train ride was so fun for the little kids and they loved hearing us tell the stories as we went...More

Thank Mr H
Management response:Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for the kind words! We are so glad you had a wonderful time in the place "Where Magic Happens".

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with a 7,5, and 10 month old. They all loved it! They loved climbing on the exhibits , going into the "houses" and the picture opportunities are endless! We couldn't believe this is free. We stayed for about 2 hours. Lots of different scenes...More

Thank vallerheiligen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute park for the kids but some things need painting. Was a bit hot for some of the slides. My kids are 8 9 and 11 they didn't have much fun but hey it was free.

Thank Locagirl1
Management response:Responded 5 days ago

We thank you for visiting our park. We do realize that some of the items throughout the park need painting. However we are a non profit and we have to raise over $550,000 every year to keep the park admission free.

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you in Rapid City and need a place to take your small children to, this is the place. All of the common story book characters are represented, from Humpy Dumpy to Rapunzel. A small train will take you and the children for short excursion...More

Thank Tony V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to Storybook Island several times over the years and it never gets old. This is a super activity to do with the kids if you are on a limited budget or even if not on, either way there is no entrance fee and...More

Thank Terry P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really fun park. A gem of rapid city. For children of all ages. So many places to play and run around. Really worth the time.

Thank dbinrcsd
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29 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
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