6 days in Rapid City Itinerary

6 days in Rapid City Itinerary

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6 days in Rapid City Itinerary

Start: Omaha
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Rapid City
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h
End: Omaha

4
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Suzie Cappa Art Center will appeal to museum buffs. Family-friendly places like Storybook Island and Dinosaur Park will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Rapid City: Mount Moriah Cemetery (in Deadwood), Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone) and Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel, Sylvan Lake, & more). There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, admire the striking features of Chapel in the Hills, take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City, and brush up on your military savvy at South Dakota Air and Space Museum.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rapid City online holiday planner .

Omaha to Rapid City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Omaha to Rapid City is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Omaha in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Rapid City, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Custer, Mount Moriah Cemetery, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Custer State Park

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