Travel Blogs from Rapid City, United States

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The Blackhills, Rapid City, United States travel blog

The Blackhills

A travel blog entry by sunnysean

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... a couple of shots of Jagmeister & red bull, surprisingly tasty. The weather has been sunny but windy and the food plentiful and ok. Rapid City is very sprawled and without a car is very hard to get around. Every second shop sells car parts & the ...

Rapid City - Mt Rushmore, Rapid City, United States travel blog

Rapid City - Mt Rushmore

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... at Rapid City at about 17:00 on Monday evening, just as it started to rain. We opted for the taxi to the motel (no hostel in Rapid City), a wise decision as the rain was just the start of a big storm that swept across the mid-west - the lighting was very ...

Its all just rocks, but what rocks!, Rapid City, United States travel blog

Its all just rocks, but what rocks!

A travel blog entry by argieuk

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... a big operation! Anyway, with all the rocks we saw today, we didnt maanage to make a lot of progress towards NY, so here we are in Rapid City. Went to the recommended place to eat, and on the beer list was a "Pile of Dirt" Porter, so I couldnt resist. ...

Day 3 - where to start, the jigsaw of course, Rapid City, United States travel blog

Day 3 - where to start, the jigsaw of course

A travel blog entry by lasthours

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... 8211; only three seats across and have to duck! Tina was worried but it seems ok. Bumpy ride, no meals or entertainment. Apparently Rapid City is 3 degrees and snowing. Oh dear. Pausing now as starting descent to Rapid City…. Ok so Rapid City was in ...

You Want Me to Do What With That Snow?, Rapid City, United States travel blog

You Want Me to Do What With That Snow?

A travel blog entry by occidenoir

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It was the Christmas holiday, and my college roommate, a little more than a year out of Calcutta (Kolkata), India, was about to stay at school for the break. Not on my watch. I asked him to come home to South Dakota with me. He wasn't real sure about ...

Badlands Mount Rushmore and a lost wallet, Rapid City, United States travel blog

Badlands Mount Rushmore and a lost wallet

A travel blog entry by gpalecek

... in the nation (its 2009 and still in Pennsylvania i have never seen one that was up and running).  We got out of the city early 6-7am it was going to be a long day;  lots of stuff on the list Badlands National Park and Mount Rushmore National ...

Minneapolis to Rapid City, Rapid City, United States travel blog

Minneapolis to Rapid City

A travel blog entry by nik-mitchell

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... are in there own little make believe world and don't seem to care/understand about their health or the environment. We finally arrived at rapid city waited 50mins for a taxi (which we had to phone a second time because they forgot us) to our hotel before ...

Caves, Missiles, Mt Rushmore and ... Wall Drug!, Rapid City, United States travel blog

Caves, Missiles, Mt Rushmore and ... Wall Drug!

A travel blog entry by 2pcgrads

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... . Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, Philip, South Dakota.  During the roughly 30-year Cold War between the United States and USSR, South Dakota housed 15 underground Minuteman missile launch control centers in the early 1960's.  Little ...

Rapid City, Rapid City, United States travel blog

Rapid City

A travel blog entry by teasertool

Today I went to see Crazy Horse and Mount Rushmore. 1 a white mans memorial and the other a red mans memorial. Maybe the glitz and glamour has worn off the Rushmore Memorial but Crazy Horse was definately more appealing. Not only is it much larger (all 4 ...

SD Day, Rapid City, United States travel blog

SD Day

A travel blog entry by hendrika

... So I'm heading to South Dakota. I could stay here 1 more day but it wouldn't be useful so I head on. 6 p.m.: We're here in Rapid City. I am going across the street to a simple diner to get some food and then I'll be watchin some tv and get a good ...

Wild Bill Hickock, Rapid City, United States travel blog

Wild Bill Hickock

A travel blog entry by boatubia

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We awoke in our little cozy tent to rain.  We were happily dry and warm though.  After subsiding we made some haste to break camp.  We left not a trace but we did leave a pretty sweet pile of wood for the next travelers along the ...

Deadwood & a drive round the Black hills, Rapid City, United States travel blog

Deadwood & a drive round the Black hills

A travel blog entry by nik-mitchell

Drove to Deadwood where in 1800's a gold rush kicked off and wild west people gambled and shot each other, the place was a bit of a disappointment really, just wild west looking casinos and trying hard to make it a tourist attraction so we had lunch in ...

We are out of Wisconsin, Rapid City, United States travel blog

We are out of Wisconsin

A travel blog entry by coffee4me

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Stayed in a Walmart parking lot Sat. night. Campgrouds were full. We were in Sioux Falls SD. Traveled to the Bad Lands and camped Sun night. Heading to the black hills and we are going to see Mt. Rushmoore tonight and find a quiet place that has ...

Sous Dakota!, Rapid City, United States travel blog

Sous Dakota!

A travel blog entry by bethynrae

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  OK! I've been here for way too long to JUST NOW be writing an entry. =o But oh well, this blog is about Panama, so technically this isnt the travel blog proper. South Dakota has been awesome. Many awesome things have happened. The awesomest of ...

RAPID CITY BECOMES OUR TEMPORARY HOME, Rapid City, United States travel blog

RAPID CITY BECOMES OUR TEMPORARY HOME

A travel blog entry by jodieandandy

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... right across from a town park with Canyon Lake and Pactola River running through it.  Trout fishing right across the street right in Rapid City!  That is mountain living.  We wanted to make sure we did not loose the food in our refridge or ...

Needles Highway, Rapid City, United States travel blog

Needles Highway

A travel blog entry by jodieandandy

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Thursday August 5th 2010 When Guston Borglum, artist of Mt. Rushmore, was contacted by the Governor of South Dakota, he was asked to sculpt the "needles" into heroes of the West.  Borglum found the rock in the "Needles" to be too compromised by ...

Crazy horses, Rapid City, United States travel blog

Crazy horses

A travel blog entry by maxandpaddy

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Tue 22nd Aug Travelling through Wyoming to South Dakota, the Black Hills so called because they are covered in pine trees which gives them a black look from a distance. Both of us giving out the song " take me back - - - - " etc at full voice. ...

Rapid City, Rapid City, United States travel blog

Rapid City

A travel blog entry by sifefer

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We arrived in Rapid City on 5/15 after a long day of flights on tuesday from Boston/Chicago/Dallas and finally Rapid City.  Jim Stone,a Professsor at SD School of Mines from whom we purchased the van, met us at the hotel on wednesday morning with the ...

Cowboy Country and Presidents, Rapid City, United States travel blog

Cowboy Country and Presidents

A travel blog entry by robntawn

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... a 1 hour visit. The Black Hills area is quite beautiful with rolling green hills and spectacular vistas.  We proceeded toward Rapid City, and made a quick stop in Sturgis.  This small town hosts about 750,000 bikers the first week of August ...

Rapido City - still, Rapid City, United States travel blog

Rapido City - still

A travel blog entry by hendrika

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... the blog (which is really helpful to me in the sense that I can read up where I've been and what I did). I realized only yesterday that Rapid City is close to Mt Rushmore so I thought to check it out. They are milking this cow for as much as they can. ...

Crazy Horses and Walls, Rapid City, United States travel blog

Crazy Horses and Walls

A travel blog entry by chmielewskij

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... -shaped clouds, and lots of cloud to ground lighting. (Turns out there were tornadoes just south of us.) We had a solid Italian dinner in Rapid City’s downtown (4 by 4 blocks but clean, walkable, and quaint) before bedding down for the ...

Rapid City, Rapid City, United States travel blog

Rapid City

A travel blog entry by vagabond2012

Bonjour tout le monde et les autres aussi... ;-) Je suis à Rapid City. Malheureusement, je n'ai pas visité la ville mais, j'ai pu rencontré un super de bon gars, Gary. Il est le président du chapitre Blue Knights, South Dakota I. Il a prit la journée ...

Fort Hays, Rapid City, United States travel blog

Fort Hays

A travel blog entry by thesteeles

... will definitely be a part of our future, but we're looking forward to getting back to Park City for the fall. We made it to Rapid City, SD this afternoon. We didn't do much when we got in. We did drive down to a memorial site. I found out from ...

Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and Deadwood, Rapid City, United States travel blog

Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and Deadwood

A travel blog entry by leeandal

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We never anticipated how deeply moved we would be by our visit to Mount Rushmore. Far from being "only some carvings in rocks" we were deeply moved by the whole experience. Learning why the presidents were selected made us very proud of our country and ...

Finally, a hotspot!, Rapid City, United States travel blog

Finally, a hotspot!

A travel blog entry by momologue

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Day 1: We left Northville at 7 am on our way to our first camp at Mirror Lake State Park, Baraboo, WI.  We visited the International Crane Foundation, saw wild sand hill cranes, and a pair of bald eagles over Mirror Lake.  The mosquitoes were ...

Day 3 Corn Palace, Missiles, Homesteads & Badlands, Rapid City, United States travel blog

Day 3 Corn Palace, Missiles, Homesteads & Badlands

A travel blog entry by cusan

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... , but it closed at 4pm. Bummer! We called in at Badlands Harley Davidson for another T shirt for Lyn, and then  onto Rapid City, to grab a quick half hour in Borders, which we found is closing down! They are closing 320 stores here as well! We had a ...

We're here in Mountain Time, Rapid City, United States travel blog

We're here in Mountain Time

A travel blog entry by leeandal

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... up at o-dark-thirty this morning and got through security and to the gate just as our plane began to board. We arrived in Rapid City around 1:00 Mountain time after an hour and a half lay over in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Everyone here has treated us like ...

Rapid City, South Dakota, Rapid City, United States travel blog

Rapid City, South Dakota

A travel blog entry by elviejo

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... of the four presidents, carved in bold relief, symbolize the birth and challenging trials of the first 150 years of United States history. In 1924 Doane Robinson, a South Dakota State Historian, invited the renowned sculptor Gutzon Borglum to the ...

The Rig is Ready and the Raasch's are Ramblin!, Rapid City, United States travel blog

The Rig is Ready and the Raasch's are Ramblin!

A travel blog entry by ramblinraasch

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The Blue Hornet set sail at 10:00 AM this morning headed west towards Rapid City....the travellers are contending with a serious head wind and the rig is running a little hot. Just east of Rapid City they will head south on Hwy. 83 into Nebraska. At ...

Oh No, we are heading East!!, Rapid City, United States travel blog

Oh No, we are heading East!!

A travel blog entry by steve.stever

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... , left, since there was nothing else to do, went to the incomplete Crazy Horse, found out they wanted $20, did a uturn, and headed for Rapid City. Along the way we stopped at a bear preserve. So, let me try and build this up in the way my anxiety built up ...

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