3 days in Keystone & Rapid City Itinerary

3 days in Keystone & Rapid City Itinerary

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Keystone
— 2 nights
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Rapid City
— 1 day

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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and finally stroll through Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Iron Mountain Road, explore and take pictures at Wildlife Loop Road, and then explore and take pictures at Needles Highway.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Keystone day trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Keystone. In July, daily temperatures in Keystone can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Keystone

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Custer, Needles Highway
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

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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've now added Chapel in the Hills to your itinerary. On the 31st (Fri), view the masterpieces at Suzie Cappa Art Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel in the Hills, thenadmire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptile Gardens, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rapid City road trip planning tool.

Rapid City is just a stone's throw from Keystone. Traveling from Keystone in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Rapid City.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Chapel in the Hills ©
Chapel in the Hills

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