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 Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail and Roberts Prairie Dog Town. Take a break from the city and head to Black Hills and Harney Peak. Change things up with these side-trips from Rapid City: Custer (Wildlife Loop Road, Custer State Park, & more), Loop Road (in Badlands National Park) and Black Hills Parrot Welfare & Education Center (in Belle Fourche). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, examine the collection at The Journey Museum & Learning Center, browse the exhibits of Adams House, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Wades Gold Mill.

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 87°F, while nighttime lows are 57°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, Badlands National Park, Hill City, Deadwood, South Dakota
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Chapel in the Hills
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Roberts Prairie Dog Town
Horseback Riding Tours

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