8 days in Rapid City Itinerary

8 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Black Hills and Horseback Riding Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Roberts Prairie Dog Town and Loop Road. Change things up with these side-trips from Rapid City: Deadwood (Adams House & Tatanka: Story of the Bison), Black Hills Parrot Welfare & Education Center (in Belle Fourche) and Custer (Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail, Wildlife Loop Road, & more). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, examine the collection at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel in the Hills, and learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rapid City journey planner.

In August, daytime highs in Rapid City are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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