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    • Road trip for a family of five which include 3 teenagers

      Rapid City Apr 12, 2014 at 7:59 AM

      My family and I are flying in to Rapid City in mid July our plans are to drive and visit the 1880's Town, Badlands, and Wall Drug then travel to Keystone where we would spend 2 nights while there we will visit the Needles, Mt. Rushmore and the Wind Cave. Travel to Sturgis visit the Motorcycle Museum, catch the Wild Bill Hickok reenactment in Deadwood, and Spearfish Canyon then stay 1 night at lodging in Deadwood. Travel to the Devil's Tower then head to the Battle of Little Big Horn in Mt., then travel to Cody, Wy where we would stay for 3 days, I'm not quite sure what there's to do in Cody for 3 days. Then head to Yellowstone for 3 days. My husband wants to stay at Yellowstone Under Canvas for the three nights, but I think that's too many nights. While in Yellowstone we would like to visit the Mud Pots, Mammoth Hot Springs, Old Faithful and go hiking, however we never hiked before. 3 days in Jackson Hole. While in Jackson Hole we want to go whitewater rafting, visit Grand Teton, and do the Cover Dinner Wagon. My kids would like to go horseback riding, but I don't know where I should add this to the itinerary. I would like this to be a trip that my teenage childrens would remember. Is there any recommendation of things we should eliminate or add to the list of things to do and see on our trip? Also what would be best scenic route to take? Thanks

      8 Answers Apr 14, 2014 at 7:25 AM
    • Is a week too long

      Mount Rushmore National Memorial Dec 29, 2013 at 6:41 PM

      Is there enough to do to stay in that area considering it is only sightseeing-- and no skiing or big time hiking or fishing .

      7 Answers Jan 3, 2014 at 4:11 PM
    • Transportation

      South Dakota Nov 17, 2013 at 1:22 PM

      Hi there,
      How easy would it be to get transportation from Pierre to Mt Rushmore then to Badlands NP for a night then back to Pierre? I'm guessing hiring a car would be the best option?
      Many thanks,
      Sandra

      3 Answers Nov 17, 2013 at 8:55 PM
    • Best flights from DC to SD

      South Dakota Nov 11, 2013 at 6:50 AM

      I need to go from Washington DC to Todd Co, SD. Should i fly into Pierre or to another site, even though the drive will be longer?

      2 Answers Nov 11, 2013 at 11:11 AM
    • one day quick trip

      Sioux Falls Oct 29, 2013 at 10:30 AM

      where is the best place to stay in Sioux falls sd cheap and clean. In the city

      2 Answers Oct 29, 2013 at 2:42 PM
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      How many days in Rapid City?

      Rapid City Oct 14, 2013 at 10:49 AM

      Going to Rapid City and the Black Hills in June. Is 1 day enough for the city and its museums and other sites or should I add an extra day? I will be doing 4 tours in the area.

      4 Answers Oct 15, 2013 at 11:49 AM
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      Hotel Suggestions

      Rapid City Aug 11, 2013 at 7:10 AM

      Going to do a Black Hills Trip next year (late June early July). Need ideas for accommodations. I am a single and I don't really want to spend more than $150 a night. Can anyone provide suggestions/options? A 2 or 3 star property is good with breakfast included, which is preferred.

      7 Answers Aug 12, 2013 at 6:19 PM
    • Camping

      South Dakota Jul 20, 2013 at 1:20 PM

      Looking to go to Mt. Rushmore from Iowa. Plan on camping along the way and spending a few days in the part to camp and hike. Any suggestions?

      2 Answers Jul 21, 2013 at 8:34 AM
    • ghost towns

      Deadwood Jul 19, 2013 at 12:45 PM

      has anyone been to the ghost towns around deadwood and lead? which ones are the best?

      2 Answers Jul 20, 2013 at 1:49 AM
    • Buffalo steak

      Badlands National Park Jul 19, 2013 at 11:09 AM

      I will be going to both places. the badlands and the black hills, and wondered what the best places to eat are.

      8 Answers Jul 20, 2013 at 7:04 AM
    • buffalo steak

      Badlands National Park Jul 18, 2013 at 8:26 AM

      what is the best place to eat a buffalo steak?

      3 Answers Jul 19, 2013 at 11:17 AM
    • Correction to Night lighting at Mt. Rushmore question

      Custer State Park Jun 21, 2013 at 2:13 PM

      I didn't mean drive "home" but instead, back to our camp site in Custer SP.

    • Night lighting at mt. Rushmore

      Custer State Park Jun 21, 2013 at 1:57 PM

      We are camping at North Stockade Lake in Custer SP next week. What would be the best route to drive home from Mt. Rushmore, should we decide to stay for the night lighting?

      1 Answer Jun 22, 2013 at 7:20 AM
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      how to get there without a car

      Mount Rushmore National Memorial May 21, 2013 at 6:07 AM

      I'm planning a rail trip around the states so where would be the nearest station and buses

      10 Answers May 23, 2013 at 1:13 PM
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      Connections to Yankton

      Sioux Falls May 3, 2013 at 4:27 AM

      Which kind of transport connections do exist between Sioux Falls and Yankton ? I need to come early in the morning from Sioux Falls to Yankton ? I prefer public transportation (autobus etc)
      Thank you in advance :)

      4 Answers May 3, 2013 at 1:30 PM
    • Looking for RV park near Mt Rushmore

      Mount Rushmore National Memorial May 28, 2012 at 4:22 AM

      Hi, I am looking for an RV park near Mt Rushmore to stay for the night. Will be coming from SW Michigan through Mt Rushmore to Yellowstone. I will have a 40' RV with a dog. Not sure who will still have openings for the end of June. Also, what else is there interesting to see on the way out to Yellowstone?

      6 Answers May 28, 2012 at 2:41 PM
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      Wind Cave or Jewel Cave?

      South Dakota May 26, 2012 at 4:10 PM

      We'll only have time for one cave, so I'd like to know which one is better in terms of the formations and overall experience. We have two kids (10 & 8),do we'll just do a walking tour, not the extreme spelunking tours.

      1 Answer May 27, 2012 at 7:07 AM
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      South Dakota One Week Itinerary

      South Dakota May 14, 2012 at 9:03 PM

      Hello All,

      I am visiting South Dakota at the end of June and will have one week. We are flying round trip from Rapid City. I am trying to figure out what areas we should stay during our trip to maximize our time.
      My wife and I will be traveling with our son who will be 5 months old.

      Things I want to see are MT Rushmore & Crazy Horse, Custer State Park, The Corn Palace, Wall Drug, Badlands NP and Deadwood.

      I am wondering if I should stay only in the Rapid City area or stay in more than one location?

      Are there any suggestions for other things worth visiting? Are there any Native American sites to see asides from Crazy Horse?
      Can we get out for a detour to stop in to another state (prob not worth missing other things)

      Thanks in advance for your responses and help!

      4 Answers May 17, 2012 at 8:07 PM
    • Time required to see this area

      Mount Rushmore National Memorial May 13, 2012 at 5:39 PM

      We are planning a trip to the Mt. Rushmore and surrounding areas in July. We are trying to decide how much time to allow to see this area without feeling rushed. Would 7 days be enough to see everything (Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Wall, Badlands, etc). Thanks for any information you can provide.

      Michael

      10 Answers May 16, 2012 at 6:42 AM
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      VISIT TO SOUTH DAKOTA IN SEPTEMBER 2012

      South Dakota Mar 11, 2012 at 12:00 AM

      I'm planning a trip to SD about mid September flying in to Rapid City from Sydney,Australia/LAX. Routes via Colorado or Utah ny idea which is the best? I will not be driving and relying on tours/bus etc. I've found a 6 day tour taking in the Buffalo Round Up and Badlands NP which sounds great - any ideas on other places to visit when I could use bus trips??? Then I would like to go to ND - best way to get there - what city? Hope someone might advise and help plan - I'm in my 70s and can get around quite well, but won't tackle a car on my own.
      Cheers

      4 Answers Mar 12, 2012 at 9:02 AM
    • motorcoach tour

      Rapid City Feb 29, 2012 at 4:12 PM

      Will be bringing a motor coach tour of senior citizens to RC around the first of June. Presently planning about 3 hours at Rushmore, 3 hours at Custer State Park and 2 hours at Crazy Horse.Since I see a lot of comments that an esrly morning or late afternoon visit to Custer SP is best, could some one give me an efficient route (includind the route through Custer SP) to visit all three starting with Custer SP. Some back tracking would be OK. We will be coming from Cheyenne Blvd in RC and continuing to Deadwood.Any help with this question or any other info that would be helpful would be appreciated.

      5 Answers Mar 4, 2012 at 10:50 AM
    • Black Hills gold

      Rapid City Sep 25, 2011 at 7:08 AM

      Presently bringing a motorcoach tour to RC in the spring. had a lot of requests to shop for Black Hills gold. Probably stupid question but is there a place, with many vendors, possible snack bar etc. where the women can shop without just going to one store? Thanks

      3 Answers Sep 26, 2011 at 1:41 PM
    • 20 vs 44

      Badlands National Park Aug 29, 2011 at 10:24 AM

      Will be doing a motorcoach tour thru in the spring What is the recommendation for best experiencing the Badlands. Highway 240 or 44? (considering I'd also like to visit Wall. Thanks for any info.

      2 Answers Aug 30, 2011 at 4:16 AM
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      CUSTER STATE PARK WILDLIFE LOOP SCENIC BYWAY/NORBECK SCENIC BYWAY

      Mount Rushmore National Memorial Jul 19, 2011 at 11:11 AM

      We are travelling from the UK to see Mount Rushmore this September and from there would like to travel the Custer State Park wildlife loop and the Peter Norbeck scenic route and it seems that these might be the same route as I can't seem to find out exactly where they run and whether it's possible to do all of this in one day. If any one has any information they think could help us we would be grateful.

      1 Answer Jul 19, 2011 at 8:39 PM
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      Travel from Minneapolis to Mount Rushmore- Query

      Mount Rushmore National Memorial Jun 23, 2011 at 9:42 PM

      I have been exploring various travel options during the July 4 long weekend. One of the idea is to travel to Mount Rushmore. Plan is to start day 1 afternoon and stay in a location inbetween like sioux falls (approx: 240 miles). Then travel the rest next day and see Mount Rushmore in the evening of day 2. Visit again day 3 morning and then spend time in seeing other attractions like Crazy horse etc till day 3 afternoon and stay travelling 250+ miles towards minneapolis to return back on day. Questions I have is, how will the traffic in this route, any travel tips and attractions outside President's memorial. I also travelling with 2 kids aged 6 and 2.5 and attractions suiting them will be of greathelp.

      4 Answers Jul 7, 2011 at 5:20 PM
    • Were to Stay In Mt Rushmore

      Mount Rushmore National Memorial Jun 12, 2011 at 5:38 PM

      Hi,
      Planning a trip to Mt Rushmore were is a good place to stay, thinking Keystone or is there some were better to stay?? and is there alot to do in keystone!!
      We will be driving to mt rushmore!!
      Need Help,
      Kathy

      1 Answer Jun 13, 2011 at 10:25 AM
    • Whiterocks (Deadwood S.D.)

      Deadwood Mar 5, 2011 at 3:08 PM

      One of the sites to see in a visit to Deadwood is the forested mountain just
      outside of Deadwood. On this mountain are the graves of famous historical
      figures and on top a unique rock formation called Whiterocks. There was
      a road to the top in the mid 1990s. Is that road still there?

    • Travelng from Lincoln NE to Mount Rushmore and then to Freedman SD by RV

      South Dakota Feb 27, 2011 at 5:30 PM

      We are traveling in an RV from Lincoln to Mount Rushmore. We would like to make a one night stop on the way, any ideas where to overnight? We have two children ages 6 and 10. We want to stay 2-3 nights in the Mount Rushmore area for sight seeing, so more ideas as to where to stay and what to see are needed. We then want to spend one night somewhere between Mount Rushmore and Freeman -more ideas needed. Freeman is located near the Iowa border by Sioux City. Lastly, is there anything interesting to see in Sioux Falls?
      Any input would be totally appreciated. Thank you!

      3 Answers Feb 28, 2011 at 7:15 AM
    • Price

      Mount Rushmore National Memorial Nov 6, 2010 at 1:51 PM

      How much does it cost to JUST visit Mt Rushmore?

      4 Answers Nov 8, 2010 at 9:15 AM
    • times

      Garretson Aug 29, 2010 at 1:08 PM

      Shat are the days and hours for Christmas in the Attic?

      1 Answer Aug 29, 2010 at 1:12 PM