8 days in South Dakota Itinerary

8 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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Wall
— 1 night
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Deadwood
— 2 nights
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Custer
— 4 nights

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Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, then contemplate the long history of Prairie Homestead, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Wall Drug. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): get great views at Yellow Mounds Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, then explore and take pictures at Loop Road, and finally explore the striking landscape of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Wall road trip planning tool.

Lexington to Wall is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Lexington in September, plan for little chillier nights in Wall, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Wall

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Philip
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Minuteman Missile National Historic Site ©
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug
Loop Road ©
Loop Road

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Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Scott Jacobs Studio, get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, then steep yourself in history at Adams House, then stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, and finally appreciate the history behind Mt Roosevelt Monument. On the next day, make a trip to Tatanka: Story of the Bison, take in the exciting artwork at Termesphere Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, and finally explore and take pictures at Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Deadwood trip planner.

You can drive from Wall to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Wall in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Deadwood: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Custer.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Spearfish
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Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum
Historic Old Town
Historic Old Town

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Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Art Expressions. Take a break from the city and head to Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Black Hills National Forest. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Custer: Presidential Trail (in Keystone) and Wind Cave National Park (in Wind Cave National Park). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road, explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and do a tasting at Prairie Berry Winery.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Custer trip planner.

Drive from Deadwood to Custer in 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Custer. In September, daily temperatures in Custer can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Keystone, Prairie Berry Winery, Wind Cave National Park, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park

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