My hubby and I just returned from a five-day vacation to Mt. Rushmore/Deadwood, South Dakota. We had such a fun time, so I thought I would give you a quick overview of our acitivities.
Day 1---After driving through Badlands, we arrived in Wall, S.D. around 5 p.m.. After checking into Best Western, we headed to main street to visit Wall Drug. Then off to a buffet at a restaurant across the street. We enjoyed visiting some of the shops there too.
Day 2---Off to an early start around 7 a.m., then we drive through Rapid City. Upon arrival in Keystone, we chose to visit Mt. Rushmore ($10 parking fee)first thing that day. We particularly enjoyed the visitors' center. Great time to be there before the crowds gathered.
Next, we visited Crazy Horse ($20 parking fee)--enjoyed that visitors' center too. In the afternoon, we went to Wind Cave and did their 1 1/2 tour--enjoyed the visit. Then a ride through Custer Park & Needles Highway---a long, but productive day.
After checking into Roosevelt Inn, we had one of their delicious pizzas. That evening we returned to Mt. Rushmore for the 9:00 program.
Day 3---Off to Deadwood. We stayed at the Bullock Hotel. We really enjoyed the location of this hotel--right downtown in the center of all the fun. We took a city tour (cemetery & local attractions). We saw the Broken Boot Mine and shopped. Also, visited Kevin Costner's casino, Midnight Star.
Day 4-- Off to Devil's Tower for about a 1/2 day. Back to Deadwood for a great supper upstairs at Saloon #10. Watched the re-enactment of Wild Bill's death there too.
We really enjoyed all our motels/hotel. We felt especially welcomed by William and Patrick at the Bullock---friendly personalities. We would definitely return to all our hotels. We had a great time on this trip, and we thank everyone who contributed posts to help us learn about this area.