Start your tour in Rapid City at The Journey Museum where you'll experience 2.5 billion years of history. The museum houses a colorful, hands-on exhibit of Native American artifacts and artwork. It's a great introduction to South Dakota's Lakota culture.
Next, visit the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, home of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, east of the Black Hills. Be sure to stop at The Heritage Center and Red Cloud Indian School in Pine Ridge. The Wounded Knee Massacre Site is located north and east of Pine Ridge. A single stone marker stands in remembrance of more than 250 Lakota people killed at the site. Your next destination is Badlands National Park. View the sharp spires and colorful rock formations created by years of erosion. Stay overnight in Badlands National Park.