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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Badlands National Park (Loop Road, Yellow Mounds Overlook, & more), Keystone (Presidential Trail, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, & more) and Custer (Sylvan Lake, Needles Eye Tunnel, & more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City, meet the residents at Reptile Gardens, get in on the family fun at Storybook Island, and don't miss a visit to Dinosaur Park.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rapid City trip planner .

In August, daily temperatures in Rapid City can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Custer, Keystone, Badlands National Park
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Reptile Gardens
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
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Loop Road

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