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Old 07-07-2016, 10:08 AM   #1
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Need advice planning first RV Trip - SD & WY

We are trying to plan out our first trip from our RV pickup in Michigan to Wyoming. We expect to leave late August.

We only have a couple of weeks so I planned out the following stops:

Badlands National Park
Custer State Park
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Devils Tower National Monument

https://goo.gl/maps/nCTAQSFQGjp

Did I pick the best route? Any other stops or areas I missed? Never been out west in a car or RV before. Any help or suggestions would be really appreciated!
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Old 07-07-2016, 10:14 AM   #2
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Deadwood if you have the time.
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Deadwood for sure. Plus, check out the decommissioned Minuteman missle underground launch control center. It's run by the National Park Service and is right off of I-90. You have to get tickets at the visitors center at exit 131 and they go quickly.

Also, check out Wall Drug in the little town of Wall, SD. You'll see billboards for it all along the Interstate.

Oh.... Make sure you take some warm clothes. We were staying at the KOA in Rapid City the second week of September 2014. It was in the 90's a couple of days.... Then on the 11th we woke up to 2" of snow. Drove up to Deadwood and they had 8" there!
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Deadwood for sure. Plus, check out the decommissioned Minuteman missle underground launch control center. It's run by the National Park Service and is right off of I-90. You have to get tickets at the visitors center at exit 131 and they go quickly.

Also, check out Wall Drug in the little town of Wall, SD. You'll see billboards for it all along the Interstate.

Oh.... Make sure you take some warm clothes. We were staying at the KOA in Rapid City the second week of September 2014. It was in the 90's a couple of days.... Then on the 11th we woke up to 2" of snow. Drove up to Deadwood and they had 8" there!
Bob and Larry,

Great suggestions! Regarding the missile site - Will I get to see the WOPR Computer there?

Interesting about the weather. I'm very allergic to the white stuff. Have dodged it for several years now.
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Devils Tower can be a day trip from where you are tied down at in SD. Depending on what you are driving take the Engineers Highway and Needles Highway drives plus a stop at the Crazy Horse site.
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Old 07-08-2016, 02:07 PM   #6
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A stop in Mitchel S.D. for a visit to the corn palace. is fun and you have to stop at Wall Drug all fun stuff wish I was going with you
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If you have any interest in native American culture I recommend the Akta Lakota Sioux Museum in Chamberlain, SD.
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Old 07-08-2016, 02:43 PM   #8
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In the Mt Rushmore area; Needles Hwy is a beautiful scenic ride BUT, check to be sure your vehicle will fit (there are several tight spots). If it's too big, you can take a bus ride on the Needles Hwy. Well worth it.
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Crazy Horse for sure! Custer and Keystone are cool little towns and the 1880's train from Hill City to Keystone (or reverse) is a good ride if you like trains.

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Just spent a week there exploring. Based out of Hermosa heartland rv
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