Fairfield Inn & Suites - Rapid City
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Day 2 of Our Wild West Vacation
After breakfast at the hotel, we headed out to see what was #1 on Gerrit's list (and mine) of things to see: the Mount Rushmore Memorial.
As we drove into the Black Hills, the view quickly became mountainous, wooded, and the roads winding. You drive through the town of Keystone, another touristy …
Day 1 of our Wild West Vacation with our "Wild Western German son", Gerrit! We picked up our rental car, a silver Chevy Captiva the evening before. It sure doesn't have the power and handling of the Mini-Cooper, but it fits a 6'4" teen in the back seat plus luggage way better. We decided to leave in the wee morning hours, about 3:15 am, after maybe …
Got an early start today in order to beat the heat and we were on the road by 7:30am. The drive from Cody was dry, desolate, and dusty. This place reminds me of Nevada...miles and miles of desert punctuated by a town here and there. There is a nice stretch between Greybull and Dayton that is very picturesque and lush as you climb a mountain pass …
Today we had a looooong drive. Hundreds of miles of farms and billboards. We saw a good amount of deer, cows, and even some buffalo, and we saw a loooot of pheasants (and probably 20-30 dead ones on the side of the road). We watched about 400miles of billboards for Wall Drug, and we were trying to figure out what it was. When finally drove by the …
... way back hundreds of people waited for plastic ducks to be released into the river. It was a fund raiser for the local hospital. Thousands of yellow rubber ducks soon were coming down Rapid Creek which was an interesting view. That was our activity program - the remainder of the afternoon/day we spent at the Rushmore Mall, buying a replacement for one of our old suitcases. Dinner at Red Lobster we enjoyed very much! The day ended with running two loads of washing... good ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
Service was good. In my opinion, more suitable for families with younger children who can enjoy the waterpark which is geared to the little ones. Rooms are clean and comfy. The location isn't particularly scenic, it's right by the tollway, but is close to Rapid City, and 30 minutes from Mount Rushmore, etc.
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