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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rapid City: Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone), Badlands National Park (Loop Road & Yellow Mounds Overlook) and Custer (Sylvan Lake, Needles Eye Tunnel, & more). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at South Dakota Air and Space Museum, get in on the family fun at Storybook Island, and view the masterpieces at Suzie Cappa Art Center.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rapid City travel route planner.

In August, daily temperatures in Rapid City can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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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