5 days in Rapid City Itinerary

5 days in Rapid City Itinerary

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South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Bring the kids along to Storybook Island and Dinosaur Park. Explore Rapid City's surroundings by going to Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel, Sylvan Lake, & more), Loop Road (in Badlands National Park) and Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone). Pack the 10th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Rushmore Tramway Adventures. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptile Gardens, stop by Christmas Village Store, take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center, and do a tasting at Firehouse Wine Cellars.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rapid City sightseeing planner.

Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, Keystone, Loop Road
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Reptile Gardens
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Loop Road

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