4 days in South Dakota Itinerary

4 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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Deadwood
— 1 night
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Custer
— 2 nights
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Deadwood

— 1 night
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): examine the collection at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, then take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, then delve into the lush surroundings at Roughlock Falls State Nature Area, and finally admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Tatanka: Story of the Bison, take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, take an in-depth tour of Adams House, then get curious at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, and finally discover the riches below the earth's surface at Broken Boot Gold Mine.

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New York City to Deadwood is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Deadwood due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in June; daily highs in Deadwood reach 75°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Custer.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Custer

— 2 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 27th (Sun), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then take in the awesome beauty at Black Elk Peak, then explore the fascinating underground world of Wind Cave National Park, and finally hike along Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Stockade Lake, learn about winemaking at Prairie Berry Winery, and then get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute.

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Getting from Deadwood to Custer by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Custer can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

South Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.