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Ellsworth AFB

Ellsworth AFB is located in South Dakota about 10 miles to the northeast of Rapid City.

Base Website:http://www.ellsworth.af.mil/

For base housing photos, check out, “Moving House for the Military Spouse“:



    Base Housing
    Rating


    • Prairie View Estates

    Rapid City


    Douglas Public Schools


    Rapid City Area Schools


    Private Schools



    Colleges


    Rapid City

    • National American University
    • Western Dakota Technical Institute
    • South Dakota School of Mines

    Spearfish

    • Black Hills State University

    Base Clinic


    Hospital


    Find information about Special Needs resources.

    Pediatric OT, PT, Speech Therapy


    Rapid City Area Schools Special Services

    (605)394-1813

    Reviewer ansmcdon, “This isn’t so much a review as a resource for those who are living in Rapid City and have a child with special needs. If you have any questions about your child’s special needs, call Kibben Kuster School. It is where all of the special services staff for the district are housed. If they can’t help you, they will direct you to resources within the community to get the help you need for your child. They work with OT, PT, behavior therapy, audiology, birth to 3 years programs (early intervention), speech therapy, visual impairment, and more. It is also important to note that even if your child is not attending public schools (perhaps your child isn’t old enough yet or you homeschool), you still have the right to take advantage of special services through the district.”


    • Activities
    • Black Hills Community Theatre

      Reviewer rnp2006, “Black Hills Community Theatre puts on shows at a venue in the Rushmore Mall in Rapid City. The list of shows can be found HERE.”

      Black Hills Symphony Concerts

      Reviewer rnp2006, “The Black Hills Symphony Orchestra plays at the Civic center.”

    • Cities nearby
    • Parks
    • Restaurants
    • Hana Korean Grill & Sushi Bar

      Reviewer ansmcdon, “My husband and I usually go to a different sushi restaurant, but we decided to change it up and try some variety, so we visited Hana. I wasn’t overly impressed. The rolls were somewhat small for the price and the restaurant was too dimly lit for my liking. The rolls themselves were pretty good, but nothing special. It also didn’t seem like there was as much variety. However, I’m told by a lot of the Asian people in my husband’s shop that this place is more authentic than other sushi places in Rapid City. My suggestion is to try a couple of different places in the city and pick which one is closer to your taste.”

      Ichiban

      Reviewer ansmcdon, “Ichiban is one of a few sushi restaurants in Rapid City. My husband and I absolutely love it. They have a vast menu with tons of delicious options. Our favorites right now are the coconut roll, the crazy monkey roll, and the over-the-top roll. We really like the place because the staff is very friendly, the service is great, and they have a military discount. The rolls are pretty big and everything always tastes fresh. They also offer the option to call ahead to place an order and take it with you. I would definitely recommend Ichiban!”

      Trivia at Thirsty’s

      Reviewer rnp2006, “Thirsty’s on Main Street is a bar/grill kind of place. Thursday nights in the fall/winter months around 8:00 a local radio station sponsors a trivia game with prizes from local sponsors. It’s free to play.”

    • Shopping
    • Sports
    • Rapid City Rush Hockey Games

      Reviewer rnp2006, “The local hockey team plays hockey at the Rapid City Civic center.”

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    Pets

    Reviewer tbg_turley, “Ellsworth allows 2 pets not including reptiles.”

    Schools

    Reviewer rnp2006, “South Dakota is open enrollment for schools, so if you are willing to drive them there, you can apply for your child to go to the school on the state’s dime. The closest school system to Ellsworth is Douglas, and it’s practically right outside of the gate. South Dakota is open enrollment for schools, so if you are willing to drive them there, you can apply for your child to go to the school on the state’s dime. The closest school system to Ellsworth is Douglas, and it’s practically right outside of the gate.”

    Support

    Be sure to check out the Ellsworth AFB Spouses on Facebook.

    Weather

    Reviewer rnp2006, “We live off base, and I’ve lived in the area for about 5 years total, including before having anything to do with the military through my husband. Most of what I know has to do with Rapid City, and it’s the biggest place in the immediate area around Ellsworth, anyway. It does snow here and get pretty cold, being South Dakota and all, so be prepared to bring/buy winter gear.”



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    Page Updated: 14th May 2012