8 days in Rapid City Itinerary

8 days in Rapid City Itinerary

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Rapid City

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South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Get out of town with these interesting Rapid City side-trips: Badlands National Park (Badlands Wall, Loop Road, & more), Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel, Wildlife Loop Road, & more) and Wall Drug (in Wall). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, find something for the whole family at Storybook Island, appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial, and take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rapid City attractions planner.

In December, daytime highs in Rapid City are 35°F, while nighttime lows are 16°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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Badlands National Park, Custer, Keystone, Mount Moriah Cemetery, Wall Drug
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Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens

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