Near the Park

The closest lodging outside the park is in the tiny community of Interior. Wall, north of the park, and Rapid City, 55 miles west on I-90, offer hundreds of hotel and motel rooms, as well as quaint bed-and-breakfasts. Reliable chains in Wall include Best Western Plains Motel, 712 Glenn St., Wall, SD 57790 (tel. 800/780-72348 or 605/279-2145), which charges $67 to $175 double; Days Inn, 212 10th Ave., Wall, SD 57790 (tel. 888/440-2021 or 605/279-2000), $60 to $113 double; and Super 8 Motel, 711 Glenn St., Wall, SD 57790 (tel. 888/288-5081 or 605/279-2688), $64 to $95 double.

Rates vary by season, with the highest rates in summer. Some properties close for the winter.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.