9 days in Rapid City Itinerary

9 days in Rapid City Itinerary

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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.
South Dakota Air and Space Museum and Museum of Geology will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at Badlands National Park and Mammoth Site of Hot Springs. Venture out of the city with trips to Custer (Black Hills National Forest, Iron Mountain Road, & more), Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone) and Mount Moriah Cemetery (in Deadwood). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Loop Road, see the interesting displays at America's Founding Fathers Exhibit, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens, and explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rapid City trip itinerary maker site .

In August, daily temperatures in Rapid City can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Custer, Philip, Badlands National Park, Hill City, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
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Chapel in the Hills ©
Chapel in the Hills
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park

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