4 days in Hill City & Rapid City Itinerary

4 days in Hill City & Rapid City Itinerary

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Hill City
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Rapid City
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Hill City — 2 nights

Hill City is the oldest existing city in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Wades Gold Mill has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Wades Gold Mill, find something for the whole family at Rushmore Tramway Adventures, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with 1880 Train/Black Hills Central Railroad, then do a tasting at Prairie Berry Winery, and then make a trip to Brule.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hill City trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Hill City. In July in Hill City, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rapid City.
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Rapid City — 1 night

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Chapel in the Hills has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens and then stroll through Bear Country USA. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center, admire the landmark architecture of Chapel in the Hills, and then stop by Downtown Rapid City.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rapid City trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hill City to Rapid City by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Hill City in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 62°F in Rapid City.
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