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Jacksonville to Mt Rushmore drive with pets

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Pet-friendly stops from Jacksonville to Mt Rushmore

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Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from Jacksonville to Mt Rushmore with your dog or cat. If you're planning a road trip to Mt Rushmore, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Find the best dog parks, pet-friendly accommodations and hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and GoPetFriendly. Scroll down to see all the pet-friendly stops along the way.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Jacksonville
drive for about 2 hours

11:56 am  Valdosta
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:56 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

4:14 pm  Atlanta
stay overnight at Extended Stay Deluxe Lenox North
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Extended Stay Deluxe Lenox North
drive for about 4 hours

1:04 pm  Nashville
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 5:04 pm
drive for about 5 hours

9:58 pm  St. Louis
stay overnight at Omni Majestic Hotel
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 9 hours
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 Day 3

11:00 am  leave from Omni Majestic Hotel
drive for about 4.5 hours

3:38 pm  eat at Arthur Bryant's Barbeque
stay overnight at Comfort Inn and Suites Downtown Kansas City (Missouri)
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 4.5 hours

 Day 4

9:00 am  leave from Comfort Inn and Suites Downtown Kansas City (Missouri)
drive for about 6.5 hours

3:24 pm  Sioux Falls
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:24 pm
drive for about 5.5 hours

9:50 pm  arrive in Mt Rushmore
stay at Mt. Rushmore's Washington Inn & Suites

day 4 driving ≈ 12 hours

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What are pet-friendly stops along the way?

Valdosta  (5 answers)

Atlanta  (143 answers)
    The Doggie Nanny  (1 mention)
    Pampered Pet Care Of Atlanta, LLC  (1 mention)
    Good For Soul Pet Sitting Service LLC  (1 mention)
    Pet Care Extraordinaire  (1 mention)
    Railside Dog Park  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly hotels around Atlanta:
        Extended Stay Deluxe Lenox North
        Residence Inn Atlanta Downtown
        Glenn Hotel Autograph Collection
        Courtyard Atlanta Downtown
        Ellis Hotel Atlanta
    questions about Atlanta:
        Good Restaurants Unique to Atlanta?
        Great, reasonable places to eat.
        Tourist spots worth seeing in Atlanta?
        Authentic Southern Food!
        Best family activities in Atlanta?

Nashville  (190 answers)
    Nashville Ghost Tours  (1 mention)
    Nashville Ghosts  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Nashville:
        Puckett's Grocery
        Jack's Bar-B-Que
    questions about Nashville:
        What's the best neighborhood in Nashville for a first time visitor?
        Nearby small towns or outdoor areas?
        Top of the line hotels in Nashville?
        What are some must sees in Nashville during the weekend
        Best Location to Stay

St. Louis  (93 answers)
    City Pet Supply  (1 mention)
    City Garden  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around St. Louis:
        Downtown Cantina & Brick Oven Cafe
        Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar
        Flamingo Bowl
        The Over/Under Bar and Grill
    pet-friendly hotels around St. Louis:
        Omni Majestic Hotel
        The Red Lion Hotel St. Louis City Center
        Westin St. Louis
        Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
    questions about St. Louis:
        What is your favorite restaurant in St. Louis?
        Good St. Louis dines?
        Great lunch places in St Louis
        Good family vacation within 10 hours of St. Louis (not Branson)?
        Where are the best places to stay in St. Louis?

Arthur Bryant's Barbeque  (11 mentions)
    Happier At Home Pet and House Sitting  (1 mention)
    Family Friends Pet Care LLC  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Arthur Bryant's Barbeque:
        Happy Gillis
    pet-friendly hotels around Arthur Bryant's Barbeque:
        Comfort Inn and Suites Downtown Kansas City (Missouri)
        Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
        Ambassador Hotel Downtown Power
        Hilton President Kansas City
        The Westin Crown Center
        Hotel Phillips

Sioux Falls  (15 answers)
    Hidden Paradise Pet Resort  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Sioux Falls:
        Chef Amy's Cafe 334
        Black Sheep Coffee
        Monks House of Ale Repute
    questions about Sioux Falls:
        First timer to Sioux Falls- what are the best outdoor things to do/explore?

Where's the best place to stay in Mt Rushmore?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Mt Rushmore.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Mt. Rushmore's Washington Inn & Suites.

Here are some more pet-friendly hotels people talk about:

Want to research more popular hotels in Mt Rushmore? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in Mt Rushmore?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

GoPetFriendly suggests Big Time Pizza.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Ruby House Restaurant  (1 mention)
Executive Order Grill  (1 mention)
Jack's Deli  (1 mention)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Mt Rushmore? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Mt Rushmore?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on GoPetFriendly:

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Mt Rushmore. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Beth from asked:
Family activities  (5 answers)

profile  Rose from asked:
What should we add to the visit?  (4 answers)

profile  Cynthia from asked:
Best campground for big rigs  (1 answer)

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Mt Rushmore to Jacksonville drive with pets, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Jacksonville to Mt Rushmore. Or get a full Jacksonville to Mt Rushmore flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Jacksonville well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Jacksonville!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,880 miles
driving time of 28 hours, 49 minutes
Mt Rushmore is 1 hour behind Jacksonville
26 Jacksonville travel answers
5 Valdosta travel answers
143 Atlanta travel answers
190 Nashville travel answers
93 St. Louis travel answers
15 Sioux Falls travel answers
46 Mt Rushmore travel answers


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