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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rapid City: Custer (Wildlife Loop Road, Iron Mountain Road, & more), Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone) and Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs). There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens, explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, explore and take pictures at Loop Road, and don't miss a visit to Dinosaur Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rapid City trip tool .

In July, daytime highs in Rapid City are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Custer, Badlands National Park, Keystone, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Bicycle Sculpture
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Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Downtown Rapid City ©
Downtown Rapid City
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

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