8 days in Rapid City Itinerary

8 days in Rapid City Itinerary

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Rapid City
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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
You've added Needles Eye Tunnel, Jewel Cave National Monument, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, and other attractions to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Badlands National Park and Loop Road. Head to Wall Drug and Art Alleyfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Rapid City side-trips: Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse), Badlands National Park (Yellow Mounds Overlook, Badlands Wall, & more) and Iron Mountain Road (in Custer). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Big Thunder Gold Mine, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Old Town, and learn about all things military at Delta-09 Missile Silo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rapid City trip planning app .

In August in Rapid City, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 60°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Custer, Wall, Keystone, Historic Old Town
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug
Loop Road ©
Loop Road

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