Directions to South Dakota Mines

By Car:

  • From the East - Go west on I-90 to Exit 57, continue south on West Boulevard I-190 to St. Joseph Street (one way). Turn left (east) through downtown and turn right onto campus at the second entrance (just before O'Harra Stadium).
  • From the West - Go east on I-90 to Exit 57. Proceed south on West Boulevard I-190 to St. Joseph Street, turn left (one way) through downtown area, and turn right onto campus at the entrance after the main parking area.
  • Route 16 (from the South) - north into Rapid City to St. Joseph Street (one way) turn right. Proceed to second campus entrance before stadium.
  • Route 44 (from the West) - proceed east (Jackson Blvd) to Main Street. Turn right on Main for 1/4 mile until it divides and becomes St. Joseph Street (one way). Go to second campus entrance.
  • Route 44 (from the East) - proceed west on Route 44 to St. Patrick Street [just past overpass]and turn left. Travel on St. Patrick Street to St. Joseph Street and turn right (north). Go 1/2 mile and turn left at the entrance directly past the stadium.
  • *Route 79 (from the South) - Go north, take downtown exit to St. Joseph Street. Follow St. Joseph for 1/2 mile. Turn left at the entrance directly past O'Harra stadium.


The Office of Admissions is located in the O'Harra Administration Building. Please use the visitor parking spaces in front of the building. Parking passes are available in the Office of Admissions President's office, Surbeck Center front desk or at Facilities Services.

By Air:

Rapid City Regional Airport is served by Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, and United Airlines.
South Dakota Mines is approximately 7 miles from the airport. Use the Route 44 from the east directions to campus.


  • Avis 1-800-831-2847
  • Budget 1-800-676-0488
  • Dollar 1-800-800-4000
  • Hertz 1-800-654-3131
  • National 1-800-227-7368
  • Thrifty 1-800-367-2277

For more information contact:

  • Work Phone (605) 394-2414
  • Toll Free (605) 394-2414