3 days in Rapid City Itinerary

3 days in Rapid City Itinerary

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3 days in Rapid City Itinerary

Start: Rapid City
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: Keystone

2
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rapid City: Custer (Wildlife Loop Road, Needles Eye Tunnel, & more) and Loop Road (in Badlands National Park). The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel in the Hills, take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City, and take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rapid City trip tool .

In July, daytime highs in Rapid City are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Custer, Loop Road
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Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road

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