3 days in South Dakota Itinerary

3 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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3 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  3​h 30​min
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Reptile Gardens and Mammoth Site of Hot Springs. Venture out of the city with trips to Wildlife Loop Road (in Custer), Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone) and Loop Road (in Badlands National Park). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial and stop by Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rapid City road trip planner .

Minneapolis to Rapid City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Keystone, Loop Road, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Crazy Horse Memorial, Wildlife Loop Road
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Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

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