9 days in Rapid City Itinerary

9 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rapid City: Badlands National Park (Badlands Wall, Loop Road, & more), Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel, Sylvan Lake, & more) and Keystone (Presidential Trail & Mount Rushmore National Memorial). Pack the 10th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Rushmore Tramway Adventures. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Storybook Island, explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park, do a tasting at Firehouse Wine Cellars, and view the masterpieces at Suzie Cappa Art Center.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rapid City trip itinerary builder tool .

In July, daily temperatures in Rapid City can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, Badlands National Park, Keystone, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Elk Mountain Nature Trail
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Chapel in the Hills ©
Chapel in the Hills
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

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