Spend a day in Rapid City. The many attractions, activities and the city's location make it an ideal starting point for a Black Hills trip.

Start your Rapid City tour at the Stavkirke Chapel. The famous replica of the 850-year-old Borgund Church of Norway features intricate woodcarvings, unusual dragon heads and indigenous pegged construction.

Next, it's on to The Journey Museum where you'll explore South Dakota history, beginning in the days of the dinosaur. The museum also showcases traditional and contemporary Native American artwork.

Visit the Museum of Geology to view skeletons of giant prehistoric reptiles. Also make stops at the Dahl Arts Center, Dinosaur Park, Cleghorn Springs Fish Hatchery and Storybook Island. Stay overnight in Rapid City.

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