Fort Hays cuts the ribbon on new Buffalo Hunt Rollercoaster

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City has just added a new attraction ahead of tourist season – Fort Hays cut the ribbon on it’s buffalo hunt coaster.

A crowd comprised of members of Elevate Rapid City, residents, and even Nugget from the Rush showed their excitement and support for the opening.

The ride is an interactive roller coaster.

Riders get a glimpse of the Black Hills while hunting buffalo with LED guns.

It is an exciting addition to the Black Hills, as the closest thing to a theme park in the area is in Keystone. This is actually one of few interactive coasters in the country.

“They got some stuff in Keystone, but we’re the closest thing into Rapid City. For the traveling public, we’re kinda the first one on the block. For anybody coming out from Rapid City into the Black Hills, we’re the first one they’re gonna find and see,” said Clint Jones, General Manager.

The roller coaster portion of the ride opened last October for a short time; now its open all the way with the hunting aspect.

The ride will be open on nice weather weekends leading to Mothers Day, and then seven days a week through September and – weather permitting – October.

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