8 days in Lynd, Mitchell & Rapid City Itinerary

8 days in Lynd, Mitchell & Rapid City Itinerary

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8 days in Lynd, Mitchell & Rapid City Itinerary

Start: Little Falls
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Lynd
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Mitchell
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Rapid City
— 5 nights
Drive:  17​h
End: Little Falls

1
day
Lynd

Lynd ©
Lynd is a city in Lyon County, Minnesota, United States. Camden State Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Wheels Across the Prairie Museum and then admire the majestic nature at Camden State Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lynd road trip planner.

Little Falls to Lynd is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In August, daily temperatures in Lynd can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mitchell.

Things to do in Lynd

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Wheels Across the Prairie Museum
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Camden State Park ©
Camden State Park

1
night
Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mitchell Campground, steep yourself in history at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, and then don't miss a visit to Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mitchell travel route builder tool .

Drive from Lynd to Mitchell in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Mitchell can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Mitchell

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Lake Mitchell Campground ©
Lake Mitchell Campground
Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village ©
Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle ©
Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle

5
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Get outdoors at Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Minuteman Missile National Historic Site. Museum-lovers will appreciate Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Museum of Geology. Explore Rapid City's surroundings by going to Badlands National Park (Big Badlands Overlook & Loop Road), Devils Tower National Monument (in Devils Tower) and Mount Moriah Cemetery (in Deadwood). And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Reptile Gardens, take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and admire the striking features of Chapel in the Hills.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rapid City trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mitchell to Rapid City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mitchell to Rapid City due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Custer, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Devils Tower National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument

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