Our party of three adults (hubby, adult son and myself) are thiniking about a trip to SD this summer; maybe late May or June. We'll likely drive from Memphis unless we can find a really good airfare. Is staying in Rapid City pretty central where we could take some day trips or will we need to move every day or two? We hope to see Mt. Rushmore, Wall Drug, Badlands, the corn palace, Deadwood and anything else that might be of interest to adults. We like easy hikes, quirky sights and outdoor attractions. We've been down in a gold mine in CO, so I'm not sure we'd care about that unless its really unique. We live very close to casinos in Tunica and go to Vegas every couple of years, so gambling isn't particularly important.
We can take one to two weeks total for this trip, depending on what it looks like as we make our plans. Also, if time allows, we might meander up to ND and/or over to MN to see a few sights while we're reasonably close as we've never been to either state.
We've both stayed in hotels and rented properties and are open to either option if the price is reasonable. I saw on another forum post about a property that doesn't allow drinking. While we're not party animals, we do enjoy some social drinking, especially on vacation. No drinking would definitely be an issue.
Thanks in advance for suggestions you may have.