SaintClarence27 wrote:Vegas, dude. You can swim in the hotel pool if you're looking for beach.
I went on a roundabout western trip in '97. We road tripped it, and saw the Badlands (AWESOME), Mount Rushmore (Less awesome), drove down and camped in Rocky Mountain National Park (SO fun), then headed to the Grand Canyon (OMG THE MOST AMAZING THING I'VE EVER SEEN). That was my favorite vacation. There are plenty of casinos in SD, by the way. Just don't stop in Wall.
I did a similar trip last summer, though I came from the East Coast. Went out to St Louis, then camped in Rocky Mountain Park, then north to Mount Rushmore. On our way to Minneapolis from there, we totally stopped at that Wall Drug tourist trap since we saw signs for it every freakin mile. I would say Wall Drug and the Corn Palace were two of the most pointless stops ever.