10 days in South Dakota Itinerary

10 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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10 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Des Moines
1
Sioux Falls
— 3 nights
2
Wall
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Keystone
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Deadwood
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Des Moines

3
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Visit Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie and St. Joseph Cathedral for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Sioux Falls: Porter Sculpture Park (in Montrose), Mitchell (Corn Palace & Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village) and De Smet (De Smet Cemetery & Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Falls Park, trek along SculptureWalk Sioux Falls, and pause for some photo ops at USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial.

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Des Moines to Sioux Falls is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Des Moines in July, expect little chillier with lows of 62°F in Sioux Falls. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Wall.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

De Smet, Mitchell, Porter Sculpture Park
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Corn Palace ©
Corn Palace
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral

1
night
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stop by Wall Drug, then contemplate the long history of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, then take a memorable drive along Loop Road, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Wall trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Wall takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Sioux Falls in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Wall: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Wall

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
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Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug

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.
Visiting Black Hills National Forest and Wildlife Loop Road will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Insideout capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Bicycle Sculpture (in Pringle) and Custer (Custer State Park, Sylvan Lake, & more). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, cruise along Iron Mountain Road, and do a tasting at Prairie Berry Winery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Keystone trip planner .

Traveling by car from Wall to Keystone takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Wall in July, things will get little chillier in Keystone: highs are around 80°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Keystone

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, Hill City, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Bicycle Sculpture
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Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park

2
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Scott Jacobs Studio, take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, then steep yourself in history at Adams House, and finally stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, then take an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Dakota Shivers Brewing, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town.

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Getting from Keystone to Deadwood by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July in Deadwood, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Spearfish, Dakota Shivers Brewing, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame
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Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Adams House ©
Adams House
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum

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