9 days in Keystone, Hill City & Custer Itinerary

9 days in Keystone, Hill City & Custer Itinerary

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9 days in Keystone, Hill City & Custer Itinerary

Start: Keystone
1
Keystone
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Hill City
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Custer
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Keystone

3
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Black Hills Wilderness Edge as well as Black Hills Helicopters. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wounded Knee Massacre Monument and Trails, Trains and Pioneers Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sheep Mountain Table Road and The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary. Go for a jaunt from Keystone to Custer to see Needles Eye Tunnel about 44 minutes away.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Keystone road trip tool .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Keystone. In August in Keystone, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hill City.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hot Springs, Needles Eye Tunnel, Trails, Trains and Pioneers Museum, Sheep Mountain Table Road, Wounded Knee Massacre Monument
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Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Black Hills Helicopters ©
Black Hills Helicopters
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

2
nights
Hill City

Hill City ©
Hill City is the oldest existing city in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. You've now added The Stables at Palmer Gulch to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Prairie Berry Winery and then take an in-depth tour of South Dakota State Railroad Museum. On the next day, take a pleasant ride with The Stables at Palmer Gulch and then learn about winemaking at Twisted Pine Winery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hill City trip maker site .

Hill City is very close to Keystone. In August in Hill City, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Custer.

Things to do in Hill City

Wineries Outdoors Tours
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Prairie Berry Winery ©
Prairie Berry Winery
South Dakota State Railroad Museum ©
The Stables at Palmer Gulch ©
The Stables at Palmer Gulch

3
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
You've added Crazy Horse Memorial, Horseback Riding Tours, Wind Cave National Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Grand Magic Show, take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then pause for some photo ops at Crazy Horse Memorial, and finally head outdoors with Adventure Rentals. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wind Cave National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Custer online trip maker .

Custer is just a short distance from Hill City. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Custer

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Wind Cave National Park, Crazy Horse Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Adventure Rentals ©
Adventure Rentals
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest

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