Hello, I have been doing research on what to do and see in the area and I think I'm just getting more confused. We pretty much know what we want to see, but not how to arrange it. We (my husband and myself) are in our 50's, but pretty active. We want to see mostly scenery. We enjoy the national parks. We would like to stay in a park like setting, maybe a cabin. We know we want to stay in the Badlands at least one night. We will fly into Rapid City and rent a car. The flight we are looking at get in pretty late, so we may need to stay fairly close to the airport.
This is a list of what we want to see. I'm hoping someone can tell us how many days we should spend in each area. I have know idea how far apart anything is or how long to spend at each place. Oh, this is planned for after labor day 2014 and we will stay for a week. Thank you!
Custer State Park
Iron Mt. Rd.
Sturgis(just to look around, no motorcycle)
Mt. Moriah Cemetery
Minute Man Missle site
We want to take a horseback ride somewhere, maybe Andy's(we own horses and ride some).
See a fossil site.
And a gold mine(can we actually go under ground?)