Posted 2 years ago

By Post Staff

Rippin Rapids Photo

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Rapid City will soon be home to a brand new vacation venue.

KOTA-TV reports that developers announced they plan to build a new 93,000-square-foot water park.

Rapid City developer Robert Akers, Sr. announced that construction will begin this month on the five-story resort.

Rippin’ Rapids will offer waterslides, tubing rides, rock climbing, a zip line and a rope course.

It will also boast South Dakota’s first wave machine for surfing.

The park should be ready for tourists by spring of 2014.