4 days in Rapid City Itinerary

4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Notch Trail and Museum of Geology. Get out of town with these interesting Rapid City side-trips: Wall Drug (in Wall), Badlands National Park (Loop Road & Big Badlands Overlook) and Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel, Sylvan Lake, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel in the Hills, and take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rapid City trip planner .

In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

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Custer, Badlands National Park, Wall Drug, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Chapel in the Hills ©
Chapel in the Hills
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

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