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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Firehouse Wine Cellars and Yellow Mounds Overlook. America's Founding Fathers Exhibit and Prairie Homestead will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Rapid City side-trips: Deadwood (Days of '76 Museum, Adams House, & more), Badlands National Park (White River Valley Overlook, Notch Trail, & more) and The Museum @ Black Hills Institute (in Hill City). And it doesn't end there: get curious at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, examine the collection at Pawnseum, and take a peaceful walk through Black Hills.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rapid City day trip planning tool .

In June, daytime highs in Rapid City are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Deadwood, Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, The Museum @ Black Hills Institute
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Chapel in the Hills ©
Chapel in the Hills
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Roberts Prairie Dog Town
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Prairie Homestead

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