7 days in Keystone, Minneapolis & Rapid City Itinerary

7 days in Keystone, Minneapolis & Rapid City Itinerary

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Keystone
— 1 night
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Minneapolis
— 2 nights
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Rapid City
— 1 night

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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.
On the 21st (Tue), see the interesting displays at Keystone Historical Museum and then stop by Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Keystone travel route planner.

Rawlins to Keystone is an approximately 6-hour car ride. Traveling from Rawlins in July, expect nights in Keystone to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are little chillier, around 80°F. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Keystone

Museums · Shopping
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Keystone Historical Museum ©
Keystone Historical Museum
Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium ©
Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium

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nights
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Wells Fargo Museum, see the interesting displays at Pavek Museum of Broadcasting, then examine the collection at Como-Harriet Streetcar Line, and finally trek along Midtown Greenway. Keep things going the next day: let little ones run wild at Theodore Wirth Regional Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Nokomis, then grab your bike and head to River Road Trail, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Mill Ruins Park.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Minneapolis online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Minneapolis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Keystone to Minneapolis, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Keystone in July since evenings lows in Minneapolis dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Pavek Museum of Broadcasting
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Mill Ruins Park ©
Mill Ruins Park
Lake Nokomis ©
Lake Nokomis
Wells Fargo Museum ©
Wells Fargo Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Firehouse Wine Cellars, make a trip to Dahl Arts Center, and then take in breathtaking views at Canyon Lake Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Main Street Square, look for gifts at Black Hills Vinyl, then walk around Memorial Park, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lost Cabin Beer Co..

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rapid City day trip planner.

You can fly from Minneapolis to Rapid City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. July in Rapid City sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Firehouse Wine Cellars ©
Firehouse Wine Cellars
Main Street Square ©
Main Street Square
Canyon Lake Park ©
Canyon Lake Park

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