Hi! I am back! :) Because I realized there was so much to do, and the fact that we do want to do alot, but still need to have a little slower pace because of our 7 year-old, we added another day to the Keystone area. Any thoughts would be appreciated!
Also, we love to go to places where the locals go and also eat the local cuisine. Any tips on places not to miss - or quirky places - or the best bison dinners (my husband would be all over this!) would be appreciated! :)
Tuesday, July 31: Leave Chicago bright and early, arrive in Mitchell, SD that night. Spend night in Mitchell.
Wed. Aug. 1st: Tour the Corn Palace (quirky, I know, but a fun stop), drive to Wall Drug, tour the Badlands. Arrive in Keystone that evening (maybe make the Mt. Rushmore night lighting ceremony if time allows?). Or just relax in the town, etc.
Thursday, Aug. 2nd: Custer State Park wild life loop - picnic by Sylvan Lake, Wind Cave? Mt Rushmore? Spend night in Keystone.
Friday, Aug. 3rd: Crazy Horse? Jewel Cave? Spend night in Keystone.
Saturday: Head out to Spearfish Canyon, Deadwood. Spend night in Sundance.
Sunday: Up early to explore Devil's Tower, drive to Cody, take in rodeo at night, spend night in Cody.
So we are more open now as far as our time and not as rushed in the area. If we were to explore only one cave is there a thought on which one to choose? Also, we would like to ride the Alpine Slide - thoughts? Any and all info is appreciated! Thank you! :)