Big Sky Lodge
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBig Sky Lodge Rapid City
Located on the south side of Rapid City (toward Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse), but not as close as, say, Keystone. The price is what lured us to book a room here (not to mention that they HAD a room available when we called on the day we were arriving). Good continental breakfast.
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Great day! The good weather, roads and friends to travel except _________ not to name names.
From Murdo we drove to 1880 town to have breakfast at a great railroad diner. After breakfast we drove to Wall Drug to have the water and do the tourist trap stop. I let Dave drive today so off to the Badlands and 32 miles of dirt on Sage Creek Rim Road …
... had an indoor pool with waterslide (the outdoor Waterpark in Rapid City has closed as a result). Our place at the Hampton Inn was no exception, with its own 120m waterslide. Although there was more than a mere waterslide to differentiate it from its competitors – it had clean sheets! We were puzzled by a Hampton Inn sticker in the elevator that had a picture of a youngish girl on a her hotel bed apparently typing on her phone with the banner "OMG, TBISC" and in ...
... into a party extravaganza.
After checking in we drove the 30 or so miles to Mt Rushmore. We both had heard average things about. The huge faces staring down at you were impressive and imposing in equal part. The sheer scale, combined with the likeness of the actual subjects was amazing. It took them nearly 14 years (1927 - 1941) to complete the project.
After the initial awe, we watched a 20 minute movie of the history of the monument and the symbolism ...
... the Reverend Henry Weston Smith and Aaron Dunn.
In 1874, Colonel George Armstrong Custer led an expedition into the Hills and announced the discovery of gold on French Creek near present-day Custer, South Dakota. Custer's announcement triggered the Black Hills Gold Rush and gave rise to the lawless town of Deadwood, which quickly reached a population of around ...
... go pro too! The views from the top of the mountain were stunning, we could see right across the state, and more than likely into the next one!!! A few hours later we arrived at Rapid City. After checking in, we went to Longhorn Steakhouse, which is a firm favourite of ours from Florida. A couple of cocktails and a lovely steak later I hit the shops (alcohol and shopping is dangerous, I know!!!). I managed to acquire a pair ...