For some seriously epic family fun head to Dinosaur Park, the 20-acre park featuring 7 different life-sized dinos!
This parkland was first dedicated in 1936, a kitschy roadside attraction meant to attract more tourists to the area after they visited Mt. Rushmore. The cement sculptures were done by Emmet Sullivan and sit on a ridge of sandstone overlooking the city. The views are amazing, guests able to see 100 miles east into the Badlands.
The dinosaurs featured are late Jurassic and early Cretaceous fellows, with several fossils and footprints of the sort found to the west and north of the park over time.
On your walk around the park, you will see an Apatosaurus, the sculpture 80 feet long and weighing in at 185,000 pounds, though the real deal would have only weight about 30 tons. You will also see a Trex, Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Anatotitan, Protoceratops, and Dimetrodon, the latter of which isn't a dinosaur per se, but a large carnivore that thrived over 50 million years ago.