Amazing Rush Season 2: Day Two Adventures
With recharged batteries and fresh excitement, the Gold and Black teams prepared for an adventurous second day, filled with 14 attractions that showcased the urban cultures of Rapid City. More puzzle pieces would be collected and more memories would be made.
A Main Street Morning
The two teams met the Amazing Rush Race Crew at one of the destination’s most popular dining spots, Tally’s Silver Spoon, for some pre-race fuel. With recharged batteries and fresh excitement, the Gold and Black teams prepared for an adventurous second day, filled with 11 attractions which showcased the urban cultures of Rapid City. More puzzle pieces would be collected and more memories would be made.
Being Creative Where It Counts
After breakfast, they detoured to Art Alley—Downtown’s famous alleyway blanketed with stunning murals and local pop and abstract graffiti. Before they could get started on their first task, the teams kicked off the second day of competition with yet another game of bean bag toss. After the game, the teams were given the opportunity to leave their own mark on one of the alley walls. The two teams flexed their creative muscles with their own free-form graffiti mural.
A Peddling Good Time
Attending a Downtown mobile party while listening to high-energy music: that happened too. With the Race Crew rounding out each team of 11, the Gold and Black teams pedaled, with battery assistance and they raced around Downtown. The Black Hills Party Pedaler is one of the most unique ways to tour the city.
Black Hills Escape Room
In order to escape their rooms, each team had to solve cryptic mind benders, riddles and puzzles about some of Rapid City’s most famous historical people and events. The Black Hills Escape Rooms tested the teams’ problem solving skills while providing a fun way to learn about the area’s unique history.
Fact Finding In The City of Presidents
Encountering a series of life-size bronze presidents that line the streets of Downtown, the two teams went on a City of Presidents scavenger hunt. They got to experience the area’s sights and learn fun facts about the men that helped shape America.
Firehouse Wine Cellars
Next, they stopped at Firehouse Wine Cellars for a winemaking challenge. In the underground cellar, each team created a custom wine du jour for experts to sample and judge. Underneath a canopy of dim lights and surrounded by walls of oak barrels, they enjoyed a social tasting of delicious house wines and cheeses.
Climb To The Top At Outdoor Campus West
One of the most physical challenges of the competition took place at Outdoor Campus West. The teams competed in archery, kayaking and rock climbing, all while being surrounded by beautiful South Dakota scenery.
The Journey Museum & Learning Center
Amongst interactive exhibits and dramatic displays, the two teams performed an archeology dig in The Journey Museum & Learning Center. The attractions that surrounded them told Black Hills stories about dinosaurs, geology, the Western Great Plains and Native American history.
Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries
The last challenge of the race was held at Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries, Downtown’s cornerstone for authentic Native American & Western art, artifacts and gifts. From the creeks of the original wood flooring to the vibrant displays of fine Lakota artwork, character, culture and heritage-filled the shop. The teams answered questions about artifacts and then went on a scavenger hunt to locate them. With a little help from the friendly clerks, they completed their challenge and went on to finish the two-day adventure.
The Big Finale
At the grand finale of Rapid City’s Travel Rally Day event, a gathering of the community to celebrate National Tourism Week, The Amazing Rush came to an exciting close at Main Street Square. The puzzle pieces the team had collected throughout the competition came together. As the winning team ran down the red carpet and crossed the finish line to receive their well-deserved trophy, the community of Rapid City cheered them on.