5 days in Black Hills & Badlands Itinerary

5 days in Black Hills & Badlands Itinerary

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Deadwood
— 2 nights
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Keystone
— 2 nights
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Deadwood

Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Old Town. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum, appreciate the history behind Tatanka: Story of the Bison, stroll the grounds of Black Hill National Cemetery, then do a tasting at Belle Joli Winery Sparkling House, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Roughlock Falls Nature Area.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Deadwood trip planner.

Sioux City to Deadwood is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sioux City in September, things will get little chillier in Deadwood: highs are around 73°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Deadwood

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

2
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Keystone

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Needles Eye Tunnel. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the activities along Sylvan Lake and then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Keystone Historical Museum, then learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, then learn about winemaking at Twisted Pine Winery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gutzon Borglum Historical Center.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Keystone day trip planning website.

You can drive from Deadwood to Keystone in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 45°F. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Museums · Nature · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips