Visit one of America’s most iconic national monuments, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, with low-cost, nonstop Allegiant flights from PGD to RAP!
With an abundance of scenic routes and notable attractions, Rapid City, South Dakota is an amazing destination for a unique American adventure. Take in all that Mother Nature has to offer and navigate your way through Custer State Park, one of the largest state parks in the United States. Meander your way through granite peaks and rolling plains and along the 18-mile Wildlife Loop Road, you’re likely to spot bison, elk and coyotes.
Less than a 30-minute drive from Mount Rushmore is Crazy Horse Memorial. Inspired by a Native American legacy, the world’s largest mountain carving is located in the heart of Black Hills, South Dakota.
Get up close and personal with the wildlife at Reptile Gardens. They hold the Guinness Book of World Records title of the World’s Largest Reptile Zoo. The Gardens are also home to the Spring Creek Gulch Fun-tier Town, which has plenty of kid-friendly family activities like gold and gemstone sluicing – all, designed for the young and young at heart.
All of these activities are just a short drive from these local (and affordable) hotels! The Ascend Hotel has breathtaking views and is only a five minute drive from Mount Rushmore. Located in the epicenter of all these amazing adventures, the Baymont By Wyndham and Comfort Inn & Suites are also within driving distance of the Rapid City Airport.