6 days in South Dakota Itinerary

6 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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6 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + taxi:  4​h
Hill City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Deadwood
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Sioux Falls
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h
End: Minneapolis

1
night
Hill City

Hill City ©
Hill City is the oldest existing city in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museum of Geology, do a tasting at Firehouse Wine Cellars, and then take in the exciting artwork at Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, look for gifts at Granite Sports, then go deep underground at Wades Gold Mill, and finally do a tasting at Prairie Berry Winery.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hill City itinerary planner.

Minneapolis to Hill City is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Minneapolis to Hill City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in June, with highs in Hill City at 73°F and lows at 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Hill City

#Museums, #Shopping, #Wineries

Side Trip

Rapid City
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Museum of Geology ©
Museum of Geology
Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries ©
Prairie Berry Winery ©
Prairie Berry Winery

1
night
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, see the interesting displays at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, then see the interesting displays at Tatanka: Story of the Bison, then get engrossed in the history at Adams House, and finally appreciate the history behind Mt Roosevelt Monument.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Deadwood trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Hill City to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Hill City to Deadwood is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Deadwood can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Deadwood

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery
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Adams House ©
Adams House
Tatanka: Story of the Bison ©
Tatanka: Story of the Bison

2
nights
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
On the 26th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Prairie Homestead, explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, then hike along Door Trail, then explore the striking landscape of Burns Basin Overlook, and finally take some stellar pictures from Yellow Mounds Overlook.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park trip planner .

Getting from Deadwood to Badlands National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Badlands National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Deadwood in June, you will find days in Badlands National Park are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Prairie Homestead, Badlands National Park
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Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Prairie Homestead ©
Prairie Homestead
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook

few
hours
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. On the 28th (Thu), have some family-friendly fun at Escapades Escape Rooms, then learn more about the world around you at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at SculptureWalk Sioux Falls.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sioux Falls trip website .

You can drive from Badlands National Park to Sioux Falls in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June in Sioux Falls, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails
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SculptureWalk Sioux Falls ©
SculptureWalk Sioux Falls
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral

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