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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rapid City: Custer (Custer State Park, Sylvan Lake, & more), Badlands National Park (Burns Basin Overlook, Loop Road, & more) and Mount Moriah Cemetery (in Deadwood). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City, make a trip to Dinosaur Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptile Gardens, and explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rapid City tour planner .

In September, daytime highs in Rapid City are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Custer, Badlands National Park, Keystone, Bicycle Sculpture, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
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Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park

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