Rapid City lies east of Black Hills National Forest in western South Dakota. It’s known as a gateway to Mt. Rushmore. It is the second most populated city in South Dakota with a population of 75,258 and the county seat of Pennington County. North of Rapid Creek, which bisects town, the Journey Museum & Learning Center offers local history and geology exhibits. Rapid City is home to such attractions as Art Alley, Dinosaur Park, the City of Presidents walking tour, Chapel in the Hills, Storybook Island, and Main Street Square. Living in Rapid City offers residents a dense suburban feel and the public schools rate above average.