6 days in Keystone, Minneapolis & Rapid City Itinerary

6 days in Keystone, Minneapolis & Rapid City Itinerary

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Drive to Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport, Fly to Rapid City Regional Airport, Drive to Keystone
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Keystone
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Minneapolis
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Rapid City
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Fly to Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport, Drive to Clovis

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Keystone

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): examine the collection at Keystone Historical Museum, then explore the world behind art at Gutzon Borglum Historical Center, then examine the collection at National Presidential Wax Museum, and finally look for gifts at Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Keystone holiday planning website.

Clovis to Keystone is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Clovis in July, expect Keystone to be a bit cooler, temps between 80°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Keystone

Museums · Shopping

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Minneapolis

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
On the 22nd (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Silverwood Park, then explore the landscape on two wheels at River Road Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mill Ruins Park.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Minneapolis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Keystone in July since evenings lows in Minneapolis dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Rapid City

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center, examine the collection at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, stroll the grounds of Black Hill National Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Days of '76 Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Belle Joli Winery Tasting Room. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Journey Museum and Learning Center, then examine the collection at Museum of Geology, then head outdoors with Main Street Square, and finally do a tasting at Firehouse Wine Cellars.

Plan trip to Rapid City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Minneapolis to Rapid City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July in Rapid City, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips