3 days in South Dakota Itinerary

3 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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3 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  3​h 15​min
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Denver

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bear Country USA and Mammoth Site of Hot Springs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mount Moriah Cemetery and Delta-09 Missile Silo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rapid City: Minuteman Missile National Historic Site (in Philip), Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone) and Badlands National Park (Loop Road & Badlands Wall). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens, learn about all things military at South Dakota Air and Space Museum, and take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rapid City itinerary planner.

Denver to Rapid City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Denver, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rapid City, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Delta-09 Missile Silo, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Mount Moriah Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs

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