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I am planing an extended weekend of riding in the Rapid City area and was wondering where a good place to stay in Rapid City was??? I will be hauling the bike out there and riding from where ever we stay...

MT Rushmore is on my bucket list...time to cross it off...

Thanks in advance for info!

Zak
 

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Stay in "Lead" at one of the casinos... swing by Crazy Horse too as well as Sturgis...
 

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good idea! never thought of that...
 

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How Many Days?

Here's the tourist map of the Hills. Doing the Blue, Orange and Red routes will take about 3 days. Here's my top 10 list of what to see in order of importance:


  1. Mount Rushmore
  2. Mount Rushmore Lighting Ceremony (nightly starting at 7:30)
  3. Red Route
  4. Mt. Coolidge (takes cojones to ride up the mountain)
  5. Crazy Horse Memorial
  6. Orange Route (stop by and say hello)
  7. Crain Gallery in Hill City
  8. Blue Route
  9. Downtown Rapid City
  10. Dinosaur Park

There are several new Hotels along I-90 east of town with reasonable rates & amenities. All have big parking lots and are amenable to motorcycles. Lead, Deadwood and Sturgis also have hotels but the best sights & activities are way further South in the Hills, lots of seat time on 385. Tourist season begins in mid-May so book early. Sturgis is in early August and unless you want to sleep in one of my spares, fuggedit! If you (or your wife) want some local flavor, check out my book: Amazon.com: Please Move To The Back eBook: Richard Stanley: Kindle Store. PM for further info.


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i'm stopping through there on my cross country trip, let us know how it is cuz i'll be there in june
 

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Sweet! thx for info....we are booked to go next wed to sun....if good weather forecast..if not we cancel...

thx again!
 

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initial trip got cancelled....headed there this wknd if I can find place to stay and weather is good...anyone out around that way want to meet up????
 
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