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Travel glampers

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Posted: 11/17/20 06:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What is the quickest/easiest way to go from Omaha to Mt Rushmore while towing a 34-ft fifth wheel? We have driven the interstate 29/Interstate 90 route before, and are fine with it, but I was wondering if there might be a quicker non-interstate route through Nebraska. We will be making the trip in June 2021 and are just trying to maximize our time in the Mt Rushmore/Black Hills area.

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If you really want to maximize your time there take the bus tour of Rushmore and Crazy Horse.


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I recommend US 2 across western Nebraska. Good scenery (Nebraska sand hills) and little traffic. There are several towns along the way with city-operated rv campgrounds that are nice as well as inexpensive.

US 2 connects to I-80 at Grand Island, Neb.

Then north on US 385, also a fast road. That takes you close to Mt Rushmore.

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Posted: 11/17/20 04:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ditto to RoyF post.
If you use 385, there will be a fork in the road north of Alliance, with 385 to the left and 79 to the right. Left will take you through Hot Springs, and then through Custer which has a lot of rv parks and Custer State Park (a real gem)
79 to the right will take you to Rapid City.


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Non-interstate routes, in my experience, have never been faster.


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RoyF wrote:

I recommend US 2 across western Nebraska. Good scenery (Nebraska sand hills) and little traffic. There are several towns along the way with city-operated rv campgrounds that are nice as well as inexpensive.

US 2 connects to I-80 at Grand Island, Neb.

Then north on US 385, also a fast road. That takes you close to Mt Rushmore.


Neb 2. U.S.2 is in the north, it goes from Maine to Washington





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Thank you all for your help. It will make our planning easier.

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WE did it in reverse from Mt Rushmore to North Platte. 385 south to Rt 2 to 97 to I-80. Roads were good. At that time there wasn't much in gas stations along the way but were were able to get gas around Alliance.

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i would take I29 North to I90 West. might not be shorter than others routes, but when you take interstates you can usually travel faster, less small towns to go thru. Got to be faster and easier driving.


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My personal preference is to stay off the interstate highway system and stop at the little towns to talk to the locals and see what most people fly past. It is all about the journey AND the destination. But I am retired and can stay on the road as long as I want.


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