With limited time, I'd stick to the Badlands scenic route off I90. Get off at exit 131 and take Rt. 240 (scenic loop) up to Wall. This will put you back on I90 so you can head to Keystone. The scenic route will take you to all the highlights in the park, including many overlooks.
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How much time will you have in the Black Hills total? Depending on your drive schedule, stop and see the Badlands and Wall Drug as you enter the area (possibly after overnighting in Sioux Falls or elsewhere?)
Custer State Park could take an entire day with the scenic drives of the Wildlife Loop Rd, Iron Mountain Rd (which leads to Keystone where Mt Rushmore and the Alpine Slide are located) and the Needles Hwy. Mt Rushmore takes a few hours to explore.
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This is definitely worth a stop. We only allowed a couple of hours, wish we'd had more - there are a lot of stunning viewpoints and walks just on the Badlands scenic route off I90, and we didn't have time to see them all. I would allow half a day if you can.
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