3 days in Rapid City Itinerary

3 days in Rapid City Itinerary

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rapid City: Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone), Badlands National Park (Badlands Wall & Loop Road) and Custer (Sylvan Lake, Needles Eye Tunnel, & more). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Reptile Gardens, stop by Alex Johnson Mercantile, take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel in the Hills.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rapid City trip planner .

In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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Custer, Badlands National Park, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Chapel in the Hills ©
Chapel in the Hills
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Sylvan Lake
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Reptile Gardens

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