Taking Over Rapid City
All of the official FreedomFest hotels are within a 5-mile radius of downtown Rapid City, where FreedomFest will take place. You can see a map of all our hotels and conference venues at the bottom of this page.
FreedomFest hotel block reservations have ended, so call Black Hills Vacations at 1-800-400-6194 and they will try to help you find affordable accommodations in Rapid City. Bear in mind that FreedomFest's complimentary shuttle service (more info below) only stops at our official hotels.
Planning to drive an RV to FreedomFest? We reserved a space for you at Rapid City KOA -- look for details at the bottom of this page!
Are you a student? We reserved low-cost dorms for you at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology! More information is at the bottom of this page.
For attendees driving or renting a car, there is plenty of free parking at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. We recommend making your car reservations as soon as possible.
For attendees who will not have a car, we will provide shuttle bus service between the civic center and hotels using three different routes: the Independence Loop, Liberty Loop, and Freedom Loop. Many of our hotels also offer free shuttles into downtown and to the airport. Not to mention Uber, Lyft, and taxis. All of our hotels are a 10-minute drive (or less!) from the civic center. You will be able to get to the conference from any of the hotels we offer!
Call 800-400-6194 to book your hotel.
Shuttle service is only available at our official hotels.
The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott is the home to South Dakota’s largest indoor water park! Indoor water park includes waterslides, lazy river and arcade. Enjoy Marcos Pizza after a long day of play in the waterpark. Sliders Bar features a horseshoe shaped bar that features a huge 10 foot video wall to watch your favorite sporting event and a clear acrylic tube to watch the water park action unfold before your eyes. Fitness center and breakfast included. Hotel guests are offered 10% savings at Perkins and discounted tickets to Watiki Waterpark. Certified service dogs only.
With a convenient location steps from the largest indoor waterpark in South Dakota, our La Quinta® by Wyndham Rapid City is the perfect starting point for an unforgettable stay. Spend family time next door at the WaTiki Indoor Waterpark Resort or take a scenic drive to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. The Black Hills National Forest is also within driving distance, as are a variety of Rapid City attractions. Our pet-friendly hotel provides all the amenities you need—including free daily breakfast and free shuttle service to Rapid City Regional Airport.
The Cambria Hotel and Suites is an upscale hotel with a perfect blend of comfort and style. All accommodations include microwaves, refrigerators, sofa sleepers, and 2 flat panel HD televisions. Amenities include Happy Hour, Beer & Wine Bar, Breakfast served in restaurant, Dinner in restaurant, room service, sundries shop, fitness center, 24 hour heated indoor pool, whirlpool, gourmet coffee bar, laundry facilities, and a complimentary shuttle to/from the airport and other Rapid City locations within a 5 mile radius. No pets.
Welcome to the new Courtyard Rapid City and an environment that energizes and inspires you to achieve your best. Get your energy flowing in our state-of-the-art gym. Join us for a meal in our reinvented Bistro, or just grab a snack as you head out the door to take on the world. With smart meeting space and technology for greater collaboration, and outdoor spaces to kick back and rejuvenate, you’ll find everything you need to make things happen, and a staff to help you seize every day. Service animals only.
Conveniently located off of I-90, attractions such as Mount Rushmore and Custer State Park are just a short drive away from MainStay Suites . Suites come equipped with a pull-out sofa, full-size refrigerator, microwave, range and dishwasher. Hotel features a 24 hour pool, fitness center and business center. Complimentary breakfast is provided each morning. The hotel’s complimentary shuttle will take you to and from the airport as well as within a 5 mile radius of the hotel. No Pets Allowed.
The Best Western Ramkota Hotel features one of the largest indoor waterparks in the Black Hills, and four waterpark passes are included with each guest room. This hotel offers free parking and shuttle service. FreedomFest will also offer a dedicated shuttle to and from the Best Western Ramkota and Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in the mornings, midday and evenings.
Nestled among casual eateries off I-90, Hampton Inn & Suites is within a mile of Rushmore Mall. It’s less than 10 minutes to Rapid City, Dinosaur Park, and South Dakota Air & Space Museum. Mount Rushmore National Memorial is 27 miles away. Wake up to a free hot breakfast, and enjoy our indoor pool with two-story waterslide. No pets.
Hilton Garden Inn is located off I-90, within an hour of Black Hills National Forest, Mount Rushmore, Badlands National Park, Devils Tower, and Wind Cave National Park. Rapid City Regional Airport is 20 minutes away and our hotel features free WiFi, an indoor pool, and fitness center. No pets.
Find Tru by Hilton off I-90, within walking distance of Rushmore Mall. Rapid City and South Dakota Air & Space Museum can be reached in 10 minutes. Animal attractions such as Bear Country USA and Reptile Gardens are within 12 miles. Enjoy games and complimentary hot drinks in the lobby, and take a dip in our pool with two-story waterslide. No pets.
The Holiday Inn Rapid City-Rushmore Plaza is just steps from the FreedomFest conference events at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. This hotel includes an indoor pool, spa tub, and sauna, and offers a complimentary area shuttle to nearby destinations. Self-parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
The historic Hotel Alex Johnson is a member of the coveted Curio Collection by Hilton and has hosted several presidents, countless celebrities, and even a few haunting spirits of its own. The Alex Johnson is only a 15-minute walk to the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, and FreedomFest will also offer a complimentary shuttle throughout the day to and from the hotel.
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Downtown Rapid City is located just walking steps from the FreedomFest conference events at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, and has been rated “Best Howard Johnson” in the country for several years in a row. This hotel includes a complimentary evening reception, free breakfast and parking, as well as access to an indoor pool, spa tub, and gym.
The Rushmore Hotel & Suites features live music on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights in its 445 Lounge, and includes free parking. This boutique hotel is a ten-minute walk from the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, and FreedomFest will also offer a complimentary shuttle throughout the day to and from the hotel.
Dorms & RVs
The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is located 1.5 miles from downtown Rapid City, and will be on the Freedom Loop of FreedomFest’s shuttle system. All rooms are air-conditioned and private bathrooms are available. Includes access to Surbeck rec room, with pool tables, ping pong, and foosball. One linen bundle per person is included for the duration of your stay (sheets, towel set, lightweight blanket, pillow). Alcohol, tobacco, vaping & drugs are not permitted on campus. Minors must be supervised by an adult while on campus.
You must be registered as a student to stay at the dorms. Submit an online request form.
With easy access from I-90, this KOA is in Rapid City, the gateway community to the Black Hills. Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park and Deadwood are within an hour’s drive. The RC KOA offers a Pull-Thru RV Site. Enjoy amenities and activities such as s’mores parties and watermelon feeds (in season). Fill up on all-you-can-eat pancakes before heading to FreedomFest or an excursion. Have fun in the large heated pool and hot tub at the end of the day. Two playgrounds and a giant checkers/chess set provide plenty of family fun. Fido will love the Kamp K9 dog park. Max pull thru: 100 feet. Visit website.
Free perimeter daytime parking is available at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center for RVs.