2017 Trip to Yellowstone (plans)

  • Summary view of trip to Yellowstone
    Summary view of trip to Yellowstone

    First Stop O’Fallen MO WalMart
    Exit 217 to WAL MART – Quick Easy access – turn left and go under I-70 bridge onto Hwy K. and WalMart will be on the right with a turn lane into the entrance

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OFallenWalMartParking

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  • Second Stop Sioux Falls Flying J  –  158 spots available – CALL TO RESERVE  TWO SPOTS BEFORE ARRIVING

    Phone: (605) 977-1438  to reserve a spot for overnight parking.
    Interstate:
    I-29 Exit 83

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Exit instructions – If you see I-90 – You went too far.
  • While in Sioux Falls Flying J – Drive down to Falls Park for photos and a picnic dinner.
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Route options to Sioux Falls Park to see Falls, and picnic
  • Flying J – photo of fuel pumps and RV Parking Area in front of the Store.  Denny’s Available for Breakfast and coffee
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Pull into parking at Flying J USE FIRST ENTRANCE
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Areal view of the Flying J for reference
  • Third stop – after leaving Sioux Falls on Sunday Morning – a 4 hour drive to Wall Drug / Badlands National Park
    STAY ON GLENN STREET to left on 5th, IF POSSIBLE – MAIN STREET LOOKS CROWDED WITH CAR PARKING !!!!
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Exit from Interstate – Better option is to stay on Glenn Street to 5th Ave – turn left and drive straight into the big rig parking
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areal view of the dirt/gravel parking for big rigs.  YELLOW LINE IS COMING IN FROM GLENN and 5th AVE.
  • Return to GLENN ST from 5th AVE – stay on Glenn St.   Turns into 240 hwy that goes directly into Badlands National Park.
5-exit interstate 110 off I-90 to Wall Drug.
Wall Drug – straight drive to Badlands
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preferred drive into the parking lot – STAY OFF MAIN STREET WITH BIG RIGS
  • 4th POI – Rapid City KOA – quick setup or just park,  then go visit lighting ceremony at Mount Rushmore.
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Exit 61 off of I-90 to Rapid City KOA stay on Byp 16 to HWY 44
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30-35 minute drive from KOA to Mt Rushmore
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Closer view of KOA getting to Mt Rushmore

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Mt Rushmore Parking to Seating areal view.
Mt Rushmore Parking to Seating areal view.
optional drive around needles highway to several other attractions
optional drive around needles highway to several other attractions
  • Leaving Rapid City Monday Afternoon – WE NEED TO FIND OUT OF THEY WILL ALLOW US TO LEAVE OUR CAMPERS FOR DAYTIME TOURING.
  • Heading to Bowman North Dakota – just to say we were in North Dakota.
  • We may need fuel – closest one is to turn right on HWY 12 and about 1 mile to http://www.frontiertravelcenter.com/
    Otherwise – we would turn left and drive into the sunset.
HWY 85 North out of Rapid City to Bowman ND
HWY 85 North out of Rapid City to Bowman ND – Then Turn Left on 12 unless we need fuel.

 

  • We may need fuel – closest one is to turn right on HWY 12 and about 1 mile to http://www.frontiertravelcenter.com/
    Otherwise – we would turn left and drive into the sunset toward BOZEMAN MT WalMart.
Turn Right Onto 12 if fuel is needed.  May be the last one for a while.
Turn Right Onto 12 if fuel is needed.
May be the last one for a while.
  • Next Stop to Bed Down is Walmart Supercenter in Miles City Montana.
    3205 Stower St, Miles City MT 59301
    Plenty of parking. Lots of other RVers. Quiet. Easy access. May 2013: Good place to stop. Aug 2011: Plenty of parking, stayed at the end close to the the steakhouse, everybody was on other side. Easy access, plenty of food places to eat at.
4 hours from Rapid City so we can spend morning and afternoon looking around Needles, and Custer.
4 hours from Rapid City so we can spend morning and afternoon looking around Needles, and Custer.

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  •  Leave Miles City MT, and head to KOA at Yellowstone –
    Address: 1545 Targhee Pass Highway , West Yellowstone, MT 59758
MilesCity to Mountainside KOA
Miles City to Mountainside KOA

 

  • Get Through Bozeman Exit 309 off I-90

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