5 days in Rapid City & Lemmon Itinerary

5 days in Rapid City & Lemmon Itinerary

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Rapid City
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Lemmon
— 1 night
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Rapid City — 2 nights

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fort Hays Chuckwagon Supper & Show. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then make a trip to Dinosaur Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Fort Hays Chuckwagon Supper & Show. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Country USA, then get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, and then wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rapid City trip tool.

Bismarck to Rapid City is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bismarck to Rapid City. May in Rapid City sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 45°F at night. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lemmon.
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Lemmon — 1 night

Lemmon is a city in Perkins County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Grand River Museum and then stroll through Petrified Wood Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lemmon journey planning website.

Traveling by car from Rapid City to Lemmon takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Rapid City in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lemmon, with lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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