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Omaha to The Black Hills National Forest and Mt. Rushmore (Self Drive)

8 to 12+ Nights from $1,746*
* This sample price: priced within the past 7 days for arrival on 9/18/2024. Choose your own arrival dates.

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This 8 night sample itinerary includes:

  • Rental Car for 9 days
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Omaha
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Sioux Falls
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Black Hills Natl. Forest
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Rapid City
  • Driving Time
    Omaha - Sioux Falls: 2 hrs. 45 mins. approx.
    Sioux Falls - Black Hills Natl Forest: 5 hrs. 45 mins. approx.
    Black Hills Natl. Forest - Rapid City: 55 mins. approx.

Enjoy an authentic journey through the senses, passing by Nebraska and South Dakota States, until you reach one of the most visited places in US: Mt. Rushmore. Start with a nice stay in Omaha (city in Nebraska, known for its pioneer history, museums and cultural centers. After that, pick up your car and head to South Dakota, combining these three cities and surrounding areas, ideal for excursions, walking trails, or amazing photos, like Sioux Falls (located in southeast South Dakota, with diverse outdoor adventure, its vibrant arts and music scene); Black Hills Natl. Forest (one of the most road-built national forests in the country, short miles from the Mt. Rushmore; with rugged rock formations, canyons, grasslands, streams, lakes and unique caves), and Rapid City (knows as the "City of Presidents" because of the life-size bronze president statues located downtown, at the Back Hills and main base for travel on the Mount Rushmore National Memorial). Entrance to national parks is not included. Plan your visit according to your schedule and be sure to check each park's operating hours. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

Flexible Itinerary

  • Omaha, NE

  • Sioux Falls, SD

  • Blackhills National Forest, SD

  • Rapid City, SD

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Trip Summary

  • Omaha, NE

    Omaha is home to some fantastic sights and attractions including Omaha`s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, one of the largest and most highly accredited zoos in the world. The city is brimming with exciting museums such as the Children`s Museum and The Durham Museum. The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge spans for 3,000 feet over the massive Missouri River allowing visitors to walk between two states. The Reuben sandwich was invented in Omaha at the Blackstone Hotel, the city is now one of the top dining destinations in the country. The historic paved streets of the Old Market district are fascinating to walk along and uncover vibrant galleries, quaint boutiques, and excellent restaurants serving up Omaha steaks.

    Explore the Omaha Zoo, The Durham Museum, Old Market District, Wildlife Safari Park, Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge, Joslyn Art Museum, Performing Arts Center, Lauritzen Gardens, and so much more!

  • Sioux Falls, SD

    Sioux Falls offers plenty of activities, attractions, and entertainment options to keep visitors occupied. The famous Falls Park is a stunningly scenic area with breathtaking views and magnificent waterfalls. Terrace Park is home to the Shoto-Teien Japanese Gardens where visitors can get a taste of Japan, charming pagodas, red lanterns, and a koi pond can be discovered in the majestic garden setting. Food is one of the prime attractions in Sioux with several ethnic restaurants scattered throughout the city. Family fun, entertainment, exciting outdoor attractions, and amazing festivals can be enjoyed in the city which still offers a quaint small-town atmosphere.

    Explore the Falls Park, Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, SculptureWalk, Butterfly House and Aquarium, Old Courthouse Museum, Great Plains Zoo, Big Sioux Recreation Area, and so much more!

  • Blackhills National Forest, SD

    The topography on display throughout the sprawling Black Hills National Forest is simply breathtaking and should not be missed. Some of the nation`s best known natural landmarks are found in the sprawling 1.25 million acres forest, including sights of the massive Mount Rushmore National Memorial. There are 30 campgrounds, 26 picnic areas, 11 reservoirs, 1,300 miles of streams, 13,000 acres of wilderness, and 353 miles of hiking trails nestled within the Forest leading to endless outdoor activities, adventures, and amazing opportunities.

    Explore the Chapel in the Hills, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway, Custer State Park, Black Elk Peak, Needles Highway, Wind Caves, Spearfish Canyon, and so much more!

  • Rapid City, SD

    Rapid City is one of the gateways to Mount Rushmore National Park and Black Hills National Forest. It is called `the City of Presidents`: statues of all the U.S. presidents are on display in the downtown area. It is a regional hub for arts and culture, and the city is home to two dozen museums, art galleries, and theaters. It is also adjacent to Badlands National Park, Crazy Horse Memorial, and the Old West town of Deadwood.

    Explore The Journey Museum and Learning Center, Museum of Geology, Art Alley, The City of Presidents Walk, Dahl Arts Center, Berlin Wall Memorial, the Chapel in the Hills, Black Hills National Forest, Mount Rushmore National Park, Deadwood, Badlands National Park, Crazy Horse Memorial, and so much more!

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