FREEDOMFEST SHUTTLE LOOPS

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 Freedom Loop, Liberty Loop, and Independence Loop. Pick up and drop off will be at the front of each hotel, and on the East side of the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, near the Holiday Inn-Rushmore Plaza.

FREEDOM LOOP

Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
Rushmore Hotel
Elks Theatre/Hotel Alex Johnson
South Dakota School of Mines 

SHUTTLE SCHEDULE: Continuous 30-minute intervals 7:00 am – 7:00 pm (School of Mines 7:00 am – 10:00am; 6:00 pm – 7:00pm only)

LIBERTY LOOP

Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
Best Western Ramkota
Hampton Inn & Suites/Tru by Hilton
Hilton Garden Inn

SHUTTLE SCHEDULE: Continuous 30-minute intervals 7:00 am – 10:00 am; 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

INDEPENDENCE LOOP

Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
Cambria Hotel & Suites/MainStay Suites
Courtyard by Marriott
Fairfield Inn & Suites/La Quinta Inn & Suites

SHUTTLE SCHEDULE: Continuous 30-minute intervals 7:00 am – 10:00 am; 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

HOTEL & Airport shuttles

Most of the FreedomFest hotels offer airport shuttle service to and from Rapid City Airport, and some also offer shuttle service to downtown. You can also contact Rapid Shuttle directly for airport shuttle service. 

Best Western Ramkota: Airport & downtown shuttle; to arrange shuttle service, call (605) 343-8550
Cambria Hotel & Suites: Airport & downtown shuttle; to arrange shuttle service, call (605) 341-0101
Courtyard by Marriott: Airport shuttle only; to arrange shuttle service, call (605) 791-0945
Fairfield Inn & Suites: Airport shuttle only; to arrange shuttle service, call (605) 718-9600
Hampton Inn & Suites: No hotel shuttle (FreedomFest shuttle only)
Hilton Garden Inn: No hotel shuttle (FreedomFest shuttle only)
Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza: Airport & downtown shuttle; to arrange shuttle service, call (605) 348-4000
Hotel Alex Johnson: Paid shuttle service; to arrange shuttle service, call (605) 342-1210
Howard Johnson by Wyndham: Airport shuttle only; to arrange shuttle service, call (605) 646-0734
La Quinta Inn & Suites: Airport shuttle only; to arrange shuttle service, call (605) 718-7000
MainStay Suites: Airport & downtown shuttle; to arrange shuttle service, call (605) 719-5151
The Rushmore Hotel: Airport shuttle only; to arrange shuttle service, call (605) 348-8300
South Dakota School of Mines: No shuttle (FreedomFest shuttle only)
Tru by Hilton: No hotel shuttle (FreedomFest shuttle only)

Rapid Shuttle: Call (605)399-9999 or visit http://www.rapidshuttle.com

uber/lyft/taxis

Uber, Lyft, and taxi service are available in Rapid City. We recommend making advanced reservations for these services when possible.

City Cab: Call (605) 863-1111, email [email protected] or visit City Cab
Rapid Taxi: Call (605) 348-8080 or visit Rapid Taxi
A-1 Cab Service: Call (605) 389-3608
Hill City Taxi: Call (605) 877-2255

Rideshare pick up and drop off will be on the East side of the the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, near the Holiday Inn-Rushmore Plaza.

CAR RENTALS

Due to the national shortage of rental cars, we recommend making your car rental reservations right away. Visit Rapid City Airport’s car rental website here.

Alamo: Call (877) 222-9075 or visit Alamo
Avis: Call (605) 393-0740 or visit Avis (Reference coupon code: G975000 for a 10% discount) 
Budget: Call (605) 393-0488 or visit Budget
Casey’s Car Rental: (605) 343-2277
Enterprise: Call (605) 399-9939 or (855) 266-9289 or visit Enterprise
Hertz: Call (605) 393-0160 or visit Hertz
National: Call (833) 445-1503 or visit National
Rent A Wreck: Call (605) 348-3050 or visit Rent A Wreck
Team Car Rental: Call (605) 342-8326 or visit Team Car Rental

Parking is free at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. All hotels except the Hotel Alex Johnson also offer free parking. Call your hotel (numbers listed above) with specific questions about parking.

WALKING INFORMATION

The walk from the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center (FreedomFest) to downtown/Elks Theatre (Anthem Film Festival) is a pleasant 10-15 minute walk, through Memorial Park and over Rapid Creek. (There will be a shuttle between the civic center and Elks Theatre for those who do not wish to walk.)

The Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza and Howard Johnson by Wyndham are 1-5 minutes walking from the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center and 10-15 minutes walking from the Elks Theatre (Anthem Film Festival).

Hotel Alex Johnson is across the street from the Elks Theatre and is about 10-15 minutes walking from the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center (go through scenic Memorial Park!).

The Rushmore Hotel is about 5 minutes walking from the Elks Theatre and about 10 minutes walking from the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.

We do not recommend walking to downtown/civic center from any of the hotels in the Liberty or Independence hub. Please take the FreedomFest shuttles provided, your own car, or ride share service. There is free parking at the civic center.

 

MAP OF FREEDOMFEST HOTELS & VENUES