8 days in Midwest Itinerary

8 days in Midwest Itinerary

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1
Branson
— 2 nights
2
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
3
Rapid City
— 3 nights

2
nights
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Escape the urban bustle at Table Rock State Park and Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area. Kids will appreciate attractions like The Branson Coaster and Escape Code. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, find something for the whole family at Arcade City, take an in-depth tour of Veterans Memorial Museum, and look for gifts at Crooked Sky Trading Post.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Branson day trip planning site.

Topeka to Branson is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Branson, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Branson

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The Branson Coaster ©
The Branson Coaster
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church ©
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church
Veterans Memorial Museum ©
Veterans Memorial Museum

1
night
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): look for gifts at Badlands Ranch Store, explore the striking landscape at White River Valley Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Bigfoot Pass Overlook, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Burns Basin Overlook, thenexplore the striking landscape at Homestead Overlook, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Conata Basin Overlook.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Badlands National Park online tour planner.

You can fly from Branson to Badlands National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Branson to Badlands National Park. Traveling from Branson in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of °F in Badlands National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Nature Shopping
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White River Valley Overlook ©
White River Valley Overlook
Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook
Bigfoot Pass Overlook ©
Bigfoot Pass Overlook

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Pawnseum and Suzie Cappa Art Center. Visiting Bear Country USA and Canyon Lake Park will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Reptile Gardens, get engrossed in the history at America's Founding Fathers Exhibit, get your game on at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, and examine the collection at Museum of Geology.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rapid City vacation builder site.

Drive from Badlands National Park to Rapid City in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Badlands National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rapid City: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

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America's Founding Fathers Exhibit ©
America's Founding Fathers Exhibit
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Museum of Geology ©
Museum of Geology

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