5 days in Rapid City Itinerary

5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Badlands National Park (Badlands Wall & Loop Road), Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel, Sylvan Lake, & more) and Keystone (Presidential Trail & Mount Rushmore National Memorial). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptile Gardens, see the interesting displays at Tatanka: Story of the Bison, and take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rapid City trip itinerary builder website .

September in Rapid City sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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Custer, Deadwood, Badlands National Park, Keystone
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

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