5 days in Rapid City Itinerary

5 days in Rapid City Itinerary

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Rapid City
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Rapid City

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South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rapid City: Badlands National Park (Badlands Wall & Loop Road), Custer (Sylvan Lake, Needles Eye Tunnel, & more) and Keystone (Mount Rushmore National Memorial & Old Fashioned Fudge). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Reptile Gardens, explore and take pictures at Big Thunder Gold Mine, look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, and wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rapid City planning site .

In June, daytime highs in Rapid City are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, Keystone, Badlands National Park
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Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

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