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Eastern Wyoming and Western South Dakota in 6 days

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Eastern Wyoming and Western South Dakota in 6 days

Went out west in late August. Day 1- flew into Denver and drove to Cheyenne. Day 2- drove from Cheyenne arriving in Rapid City. On way to RC we stopped in Newcastle,Wyo museum,Custer State Park and Mt Rushmore ,in addtion to, viewing several historic makers. BTW, most of those small towns along the way have free museums if you have extra time. Day 3 - Wall Drug,Wounded Knee Museum, Badlands Natl Park,Minute Man Missile site and bunker,Presidents display in downtown RC. Day 4- Deadwood and attractions, Booth Fishery Museum in Spearfish(well worth the drive),and Sturgis. Make sure you take the scenic highway route from RC to Deadwood and from Deadwood to Spearfish. Day 4 - Thunder Mine tour and ziplining in Keystone, Mt Rushmore again(walked the President's Trail and visited with Nick Clifton,one of the original Mt Rushmore construction workers, in the gift shop),Crazy Horse monument and drove to Cheyenne. Day 5 - Wyoming State Capital,Wyoming State Museum and drove to Laramie to see the U of Wyoming. Day 6- Wyoming State Territorial Prison and drove to Denver to catch late afternnon flight home.

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1. Re: Eastern Wyoming and Western South Dakota in 6 days

Thanks for posting your trip report. Looks like you got to see a lot in such as short time.

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2. Re: Eastern Wyoming and Western South Dakota in 6 days

Thanks for posting CBoes. I hope you enjoyed your trip.

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Glad you enjoyed your trip. Thanks for posting.

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4. Re: Eastern Wyoming and Western South Dakota in 6 days

We were surprised at how much there is to do in and around Rapid City. In addition to the OP's events we went to Windcave NP and took the NP guided tour ( the short one). We drove thru the Badlands and stopped for awhile at the prarie dog village (cool little fellas). We also drove thru Bear Country and especially enjoyed the "baby animal" area. And, though a bit far, we took in Devil's Tower.

On way from Denver to RC we stopped at Torrington and visited the Oregon Trail ruts and Fort Laramie. It is possible to spend a week in that area and still miss some stuff. Very pleasant experience!

Edited: 03 October 2012, 00:28
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