6 days in South Dakota Itinerary

6 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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6 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Chadron
Drive:  1​h
1
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Deadwood
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Rapid City
— 1 night
drive:  13​h
End: Grand Island

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Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Hot Springs is a city in Fall River County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs trip planner .

Chadron to Hot Springs is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Traveling from Chadron in June, expect Hot Springs to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 48°F. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Museums Childrens Museums
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Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Pioneer Museum ©
Pioneer Museum

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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): examine the collection at Gutzon Borglum Historical Center, then learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, and then view the masterpieces at Insideout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium, explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Keystone day trip app .

Grand Island to Keystone is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Island to Keystone is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Island in June, things will get little chillier in Keystone: highs are around 73°F and lows about 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Keystone

Museums Parks Nature

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Hill City
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The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

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Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get curious at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center and then take an in-depth tour of Adams House. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Mt Roosevelt Monument, examine the collection at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, then view the masterpieces at Termesphere Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Deadwood trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Keystone to Deadwood by car takes about 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Keystone to Deadwood. In June, daytime highs in Deadwood are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, Termesphere Gallery
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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Suzie Cappa Art Center, see the interesting displays at Ellsworth Air Force Base, learn about all things military at South Dakota Air and Space Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Pawnseum, and finally do a tasting at Firehouse Wine Cellars. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Black Hills Caverns and then take in the exciting artwork at Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rapid City road trip planner.

You can drive from Deadwood to Rapid City in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Deadwood to Rapid City is minus 1 hour. June in Rapid City sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Shopping Museums Parks
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Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries ©
Firehouse Wine Cellars ©
Firehouse Wine Cellars
Black Hills Caverns ©
Black Hills Caverns

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