Rapid City, named for the limestone spring stream that passes
through the city, was founded in 1876 by a group of disheartened
prospectors that had come to the Black Hills in search of gold. In
spite of this unintended beginning, Rapid City has grown to become
South Dakota’s second largest city, not to mention a mecca for
The economic base in Rapid City remains fundamentally the same as it was in the 1800s. Since its beginning, Rapid City has been a center for commerce, culture, transportation and education. Rapid City enjoys a diverse economy that includes agriculture, forestry, government, tourism, healthcare, manufacturing and an extremely strong service sector. The city is also the tourist center of the Black Hills and the gateway to many attractions, including Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial, the Badlands National Park and Wind Cave National Park.
The Hertz operation at the Rapid City Regional Airport has grown to be a key component of the Overland West organization, one we are very proud of.
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Rapid City Regional Airport
4550 Terminal Road Suite 108
Rapid City, SD 57703
Phone: 605 393 0160
Fax: 605 393 9926
Manager: Tim Peiper