8 days in Rapid City Itinerary

8 days in Rapid City Itinerary

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Rapid City
— 7 nights

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Black Hills and D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. Take a break from the city and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Harney Peak. Change things up with these side-trips from Rapid City: Badlands National Park (Loop Road & Roberts Prairie Dog Town), Custer (Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail, Wildlife Loop Road, & more) and Black Hills Parrot Welfare & Education Center (in Belle Fourche). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Tatanka: Story of the Bison, browse the exhibits of Adams House, get engrossed in the history at Wades Gold Mill, and learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, use the Rapid City tour itinerary planner .

In August, daytime highs in Rapid City are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, Badlands National Park, South Dakota, Deadwood, Hill City
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Chapel in the Hills ©
Chapel in the Hills
Roberts Prairie Dog Town ©
Roberts Prairie Dog Town
Horseback Riding Tours

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