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Question about airport

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Question about airport

Hi Everyone,

Lookinginto checking out a few things in SD. What airport would I land in if I wanted to see the Badlands?

Also, How far is Mount Rushmore from there?

I have never been to this area, and I am clusless if it is possible to see both in our trip :)

Thanks in advance.

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The Rapid City airport would be the one to fly into for both the Badlands and Mt. Rushmore. The Badlands are 40 to 50 miles east of the airport and Mt. Rushmore, 35 to 40 miles west. You would need to rent a car or do a tour by bus. You do not mention a time line for your trip. Hopefully you will have at least several days to see the area. There is much more to see than just Mt. Rushmore and the Badlands. You could probably see both the Badlands and Mt. Rushmore in a day, depending on what time your flight arrives. However, it would be a very hurried viewing.

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If you could provide us a timeline for your trip, along with some general interests, we can help you even more.

If you haven't already done so, visit travelsd.com and request a South Dakota travel planner. It has some excellent maps and gives great insight on the numerous attractions of the area. As mountainmama said, there's so much more to the Black Hills than Mt Rushmore and the Badlands. You will be amazed once you begin researching.

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