Today we share the incredible news that Rapid City, South Dakota, will be home to a massive theme park set to open in 2026 - which happens to be the 250th birthday of America. According to KEVN, the patriotic adventure park will be called Libertyland USA and the artistic renderings look quite impressive.

When completed, Libertyland USA will have a theme park, complete with roller coasters, water lagoon and water fun park, an indoor/outdoor amphitheater, a hotel and conference center, dining, an indoor waterpark, and RV resort. Sound too good to be true? The Rapid City city council has approved the plans and, according to President and CEO of Elevate Rapid City, Tom Johnson, the new project will bring "up to 2,000 new jobs to the area and create tens of millions of dollars in tax revenue."

With upwards of 3 million visitors to nearby Mount Rushmore every year, the ambitious project could thrive and become a huge tourist destination for South Dakota.

At this time, the 302-acres of land set aside for Libertyland USA will be near I-90 and will be near the intersections of Lacrosse Street and Mall Drive in the northern part of Rapid City.

“LIBERTYLAND USA is set to become a major regional entertainment and residential destination in the heart of the Black Hills." ~ Ben Thompson, partner and chief strategy officer at Storyland Studios.

Nearby attractions include Mt. Rushmore, Badlands National Park, Crazy Horse, Black Hills National Forest, Devil’s Tower, and more.

LOOK: The most extreme temperatures in the history of every state

Stacker consulted 2021 data from the NOAA's State Climate Extremes Committee (SCEC) to illustrate the hottest and coldest temperatures ever recorded in each state. Each slide also reveals the all-time highest 24-hour precipitation record and all-time highest 24-hour snowfall.

Keep reading to find out individual state records in alphabetical order.

Gallery Credit: Anuradha Varanasi

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