Hilton Garden Inn Rapid City
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We arrived very late, picked up our rental car and drove to our hotel. I am glad that we will be coming back to this nice Hilton Garden Inn at the end of the trip.
... The big motorcycle rally was in Sturgis last week, and a couple came through here pretty drunk on a bike. Once they drove through, the girl decided it would be fun to come back through with her shirt off. Well that was great, but after the third time she had driven through shirtless, I told her OK honey, we've seen them - can you move on now?"
Third Story: "We get to know a lot of emergency professionals ...
The Plan - Drive to Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial and Custer State Park What really happened - Determined today to do touristy things and there is nothing more essential on a tourist itinerary through central US than Mount Rushmore. We set off early but it is still packed when we get there. Still no Brits, but now there are some Japanese tour groups to add to Americans. First glance is from far away and after seeing it so much on TV, the initial reaction is that ...
... pictures), but it's just not the same (like so many of the natural wonders we've seen on this trip). It would have been fun to spend some more time in this park (travelling into the Badlands, rather than just viewing it from above), but we decided that we needed to press on to get to Rapid City in time to go up to Mount Rushmore before dark.
After arriving in Rapid City in the early evening, we checked into the Big ...
... the symbolism attached to this memorial. Four great American Presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt and Illinois' own, Abraham Lincoln, their faces forever carved for generations to see.
We walked to different vantage points down the trails that wind through the woods around the monument. There was a trail going further up the memorial, but it was steep and long, and I wasn't up for the climb. At one point, Gerrit ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
This hotel is clean, the employees are helpful, and the location is great. It is close to the Black Hills, the Badlands, and Mt. Rushmore. Choose the bed and breakfast room rate. Their breakfast is great!
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