we will be coming to rapid city, custer, badlands, etc. in late august. we will overlap a weekend. generally speaking are the weekends more crowded or is it about the same?. this would be the weekend of aug 25-26th. we have some flexibility as to what we do on the weekend to avoid the crowds if necessary.
4 1/2 days in custer exploring the blackhills and 2 days (well really 2 nights 1 1/2 days in badlands). this doens't not count arrival day in rapid city and departure day.
we like to do things leisurely. not much hiking. and into photography and nature stuff.
Planning on staying at holiday inn in custer (need kitchenette) and frontier cabins in badland area. and not sure where in rapid city. they all seem to have some problems when reading reviews or just reviewed by first person reviewer which is always suspicious to me.
and any thoughts on what to do when, weekend issue, etc. appreciated.