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.
Attractions like Storybook Island and Dinosaur Park make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rapid City: Badlands National Park (Loop Road & Badlands Wall), Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel, Sylvan Lake, & more) and Keystone (Mount Rushmore National Memorial & Presidential Trail). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Reptile Gardens, view the masterpieces at Suzie Cappa Art Center, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park, and wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rapid City journey maker tool .

Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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Custer, Keystone, Badlands National Park
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Reptile Gardens
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Custer State Park

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