1 day in South Dakota Itinerary

1 day in South Dakota Itinerary

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Rapid City

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 16th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA and then make a trip to Dinosaur Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rapid City vacation planner.

Minneapolis to Rapid City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis to Rapid City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Rapid City, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Wildlife · Parks

South Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.