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Old 01-08-2015, 08:57 PM   #11
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I 29 will take you to Sioux Falls, I 80 is about 150 miles south by Omaha Nebraska.
Jellystone campground a few miles E of Sioux Falls is a good campground.
Level sites and kids activities.
By Rapid City there is Bear Country and Reptile Gardens.
Just relax and enjoy yourself. The hills are beautiful.
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Old 01-08-2015, 10:03 PM   #12
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Didn't camp on my trip so I can't give you good campground recommendations but here is my thoughts on sites to see (East to West)
Sioux Falls - falls in the downtown area
Mitchell - Corn Palace
Visitor's Center at the Missouri River
Wall Drug - good for a 15 minute stop
Black Hills NP
Rushmore, Custer NP
Spearfish Canyon w/ stops in Lead and Deadwood (one of the most beautiful drives I ever been on)
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Old 01-12-2015, 11:07 AM   #13
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Thanks everyone

Thanks for posting the information, some good ideas here to help guide us on this adventure.
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Old 01-12-2015, 03:37 PM   #14
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x2 on the Rafter J Bar Ranch- also check out the Minute Man Missile site near the Badlands. Call ahead for a tour reservation as the tours are limited to a few people at a time. http://www.nps.gov/mimi/index.htm
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Old 01-12-2015, 10:39 PM   #15
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There is a wax museum in Rapid City, don't recall the name, but I remember going there as a teenager, also, at Mt Rushmore my dad bought my brother and I a helicopter tour around the monument, it was awesome
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Old 01-15-2015, 07:58 PM   #16
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x2 on the Rafter J Bar Ranch- also check out the Minute Man Missile site near the Badlands. Call ahead for a tour reservation as the tours are limited to a few people at a time. http://www.nps.gov/mimi/index.htm
I know I would be interested in the Minute Man tours!!!

Thanks again everyone for the recommendations
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Old 01-17-2015, 09:23 PM   #17
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Check out this web site. This campground is located by Sioux Falls. We have never camped there but looks like fun. We usually just camp in the northeast area of the state since that is where we live.
http://jellystonesiouxfalls.com/
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Old 01-17-2015, 11:00 PM   #18
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We are planning a trip to South Dakota this summer also. Made reservations at horse thief campground a week ago. It's not far from Rafter. Seems to be a great central location to most attractions. We can't wait!
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Old 01-28-2015, 08:48 AM   #19
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Hello from the Chicagoland area!
I've been putting together same trip the last few days. It's nice to see folks recomending the places I just booked- Yogi in Sioux Falls, SD for way there, Custer State Park (North Stockade Lake loop was recomended by a friend), and the KOA in Jackson, MN for a layover/laundry stop before our last State Park on way home. Anyone ever been to Pikes Peak State Park in IA?
We try to do 1 new Yogi a season with our 7yr old. Yogi and KOAs great for kids between State Park type campgrounds (plus you can get some laundry done).
A few coworkers mentioned Wall Drug. We might check that out. I'm also looking into Chuck wagon cookouts.
This will be our second season with our x23b. Can't wait!
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We go to the Black Hills every summer. We stay at a campground called Whispering Pines. It's quiet and in between Dead Wood (which is blah) and Mnt. Rushmore. By this summer the owners are putting in a pool, which should be nice, though I don't know how warm it will get. The park has WIFI at the general store/ cafe. There's a large field that's attached where you can let your friendly dog off leash.
http://www.blackhillscampresort.com/
The Pactola reservoir is a couple miles away too, which is great for fishing, and swimming.
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