Where is Sturgis? (and how to get here)

Where is Sturgis, South Dakota located? The world famous home of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is in Western South Dakota, about 30 miles east of the Wyoming and South Dakota border. Sturgis is in the middle of the state, about halfway between North Dakota to the north and Nebraska to the south.

Sturgis is located toward the northern end of a geological formation called the Black Hills. The Black Hills is a mountainous region that plays a role in giving Sturgis its many recreational opportunities. Directly outside of town there are streams, lakes, trails, canyons, picturesque vistas — almost any type of outdoor recreation a visitor or resident could want.

Traveling to Sturgis is easy by car since it is located on the Interstate 90 corridor. I-90 is the major thoroughfare for travelers through the state of South Dakota, more than 30,000 cars travel through Sturgis every day on I-90.

Traveling to Sturgis by plane is a bit more challenging, but still easily accomplished. Sturgis is primarily serviced by Rapid City Regional Airport (airport code RAP) just east of Rapid City. Travel time from the airport to Sturgis is under an hour, but the public transportation infrastructure is generally inadequate to make this trip on a reasonable schedule or get around once you arrive. If flying in you should plan to rent a car for the duration of your stay. Read more about airport transportation to Sturgis.

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