8 days in Rapid City Itinerary

8 days in Rapid City Itinerary

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Rapid City
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rapid City: Devils Tower (Devils Tower National Monument & Tower Trail), Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone) and Custer (Wildlife Loop Road, Iron Mountain Road, &more). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, meet the residents at Reptile Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial, and take a memorable drive along Loop Road.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rapid City road trip tool.

Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

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Side Trips

Custer, Devils Tower, Badlands National Park, Wall Drug, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Downtown Rapid City ©
Downtown Rapid City

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