6 days in Black Hills & Badlands Itinerary

6 days in Black Hills & Badlands Itinerary

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Rapid City

— 5 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Mount Moriah Cemetery and Adams House will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Minuteman Missile National Historic Site. Get out of town with these interesting Rapid City side-trips: Adams Museum (in Deadwood), Wall Drug (in Wall) and Loop Road (in Badlands National Park). There's lots more to do: stop by Downtown Rapid City, immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, take in the exciting artwork at Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries, and get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens.

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New York City to Rapid City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in May since evenings lows in Rapid City dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips