9 days in Medora, Rapid City & Deadwood Itinerary

9 days in Medora, Rapid City & Deadwood Itinerary

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Medora
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Medora — 3 nights

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Painted Canyon Overlook and Little Missouri National Grassland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau de Mores State Historic Site and Von Hoffman House. There's still lots to do: stroll through Maah Daah Hey Trail, see the interesting displays at Billings County Court House Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Harold Schafer Heritage Center.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Medora trip site.

Grand Rapids to Medora is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Rapids to Medora due to the time zone difference. June in Medora sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rapid City.
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Rapid City — 2 nights

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at Museum of Geology and then get in on the family fun at Storybook Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Suzie Cappa Art Center, examine the collection at The Journey Museum and Learning Center, and then take in the exciting artwork at Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rapid City vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Medora to Rapid City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Medora in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 57°F in Rapid City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Deadwood.
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Deadwood — 3 nights

Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Adams House and Historic Old Town. Step off the beaten path and head to Adams Museum and Mt Roosevelt Monument. Step out of Deadwood with an excursion to Roughlock Falls Nature Area in Savoy--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, pick up some new knowledge with Mind Blown Studio, take in the exciting artwork at Scott Jacobs Studio, and admire the sheer force of Spearfish Falls.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Deadwood online route planner.

Drive from Rapid City to Deadwood in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Rapid City to Deadwood, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rapid City in June since evenings lows in Deadwood dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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