5 days in Rapid City Itinerary

5 days in Rapid City Itinerary

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
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 Chapel in the Hills. Visiting Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Minuteman Missile National Historic Site will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Downtown Rapid City and Historic Old Town. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rapid City: Spearfish Falls (in Savoy), Mount Moriah Cemetery (in Deadwood) and Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel, Black Hills National Forest, & more). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at South Dakota Air and Space Museum, take a memorable drive along Loop Road, explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park, and take in the exciting artwork at Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rapid City day trip planning app .

September in Rapid City sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Custer, Deadwood, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, Loop Road
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Chapel in the Hills ©
Chapel in the Hills
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Loop Road ©
Loop Road

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