SWT RYD· Premium Member
Several people have asked me already about the itinerary, here is my proposal. Changing date to arrive on Tuesday June 8th. (Still working on motel in Rapid City they don't have rates yet for next year.) Wednesday morning drive to Hill City take the late morning 1880 steam engine train from Hill City to Keystone it's about an hour and a half ride each way. Grab a late lunch in Keystone and then come back to Hill City. Have dinner at the Alpine Inn in Hill City they open at 5 p.m. We were there and they had the best filet mignon at a reasonable price. (Dessert was delicious also). There are other restaurants close by if you don't like filet mignon. Thursday morning drive through the Needles, visit Crazy Horse memorial and see the buffalo in Custer Park. (Trying to find a place for lunch).Having dinner at Mount Rushmore and stay and see the illumination at night. Friday drive to Deadwood spend the whole day there. Saturday if you want to drive West to devil's tower and then come back East to Walls Drug store then to the Badlands. @Augie Doggie is helping me on that end and giving me suggestions. Any input is appreciate it. Rapid City is a good location to stay overnight, the distances to all these sites are within a reasonable time. Robert.