8 days in Black Hills & Badlands Itinerary

8 days in Black Hills & Badlands Itinerary

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1
Wall
— 3 nights
2
Deadwood
— 2 nights
3
Custer
— 2 nights

3
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Visit Prairie Homestead and Sage Creek Wilderness Area for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Notch Trail and Yellow Mounds Overlook. Explore Wall's surroundings by going to Badlands National Park (Panorama Point Overlook, Door Trail, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, trek along Castle Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Homestead Overlook, and identify plant and animal life at Roberts Prairie Dog Town.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Wall day trip website.

Kansas City to Wall is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, Wall is slightly colder than Kansas City - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Deadwood.

Things to do in Wall

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Prairie Homestead
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Prairie Homestead ©
Prairie Homestead
Roberts Prairie Dog Town ©
Roberts Prairie Dog Town
Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook

2
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. On the 19th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, thenappreciate the views at Roughlock Falls State Nature Area, thendiscover the riches below the earth's surface at Broken Boot Gold Mine, and finally contemplate the long history of Adams House. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Black Hills Parrot Welfare & Education Center, thentake an in-depth tour of D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, and then get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Deadwood day trip app.

You can drive from Wall to Deadwood in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Wall to Deadwood is 1 hour. While traveling from Wall, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Deadwood, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Custer.

Things to do in Deadwood

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Spearfish, Black Hills Parrot Welfare & Education Center, Roughlock Falls State Nature Area
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Roughlock Falls State Nature Area ©
Roughlock Falls State Nature Area
Black Hills Parrot Welfare & Education Center ©
Adams House ©
Adams House

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Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): trek along Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail, thenHead underground at Wind Cave National Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Legion Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Prairie Berry Winery and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Custer tour planner.

Getting from Deadwood to Custer by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Deadwood to Custer is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Custer when traveling from Deadwood in May, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Wind Cave National Park, Prairie Berry Winery
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Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park
Horseback Riding Tours
Legion Lake ©
Legion Lake

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