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Jacksonville to Mt Rushmore drive with pets

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  Jacksonville
 Jackson (Georgia)
 Nashville
 St. Louis
 Arthur Bryant's Barbeque
 Sioux Falls
   Mt Rushmore 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   4 days   /   pets   /   no RV

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Pet-friendly stops from Jacksonville to Mt Rushmore

Pet friendly suggestions provided by GoPetFriendly.com  

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. 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

11:00 am  start in Jacksonville
drive for about 5 hours

3:48 pm  Jackson (Georgia)
stay overnight at Forest Glen Mobile Home & RV Park
leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 2

8:00 am  leave from Forest Glen Mobile Home & RV Park
drive for about 5 hours

12:57 pm  Nashville
stay for about 3.5 hours
and leave at 4:27 pm
drive for about 5 hours

9:21 pm  St. Louis
stay overnight at The Red Lion Hotel St. Louis City Center
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 10 hours
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 Day 3

11:00 am  leave from The Red Lion Hotel St. Louis City Center
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

9:51 pm  arrive in Mt Rushmore
stay at Mt. Rushmore's Presidents View Resort

day 4 driving ≈ 12 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Jacksonville, Florida.

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How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.


What are pet-friendly stops along the way?

Jackson (Georgia)  (2 answers)
    Indian Springs State Park  (1 mention)
    Jackson Country Kennel  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly hotels around Jackson (Georgia):
        Forest Glen Mobile Home & RV Park
    questions about Jackson (Georgia):
        Hotels under $100/Night

Nashville  (149 answers)
    Nashville Ghosts  (1 mention)
    Nashville Ghost Tours  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Nashville:
        Quiznos
        Puckett's Grocery
        Jack's Bar-B-Que
    questions about Nashville:
        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
        Hotel by Airport

St. Louis  (62 answers)
    City Garden  (1 mention)
    City Pet Supply  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around St. Louis:
        Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar
        Downtown Cantina & Brick Oven Cafe
        Flamingo Bowl
    pet-friendly hotels around St. Louis:
        The Red Lion Hotel St. Louis City Center
        Omni Majestic Hotel
        St. Louis Union Station Marriott
        Westin St. Louis
        Drury Inn Union Station
    questions about 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?
        What's the best neighborhood in St. Louis for a first time visitor?

Arthur Bryant's Barbeque  (11 mentions)
    Family Friends Pet Care LLC  (1 mention)
    Happier At Home Pet and House Sitting  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Arthur Bryant's Barbeque:
        Grinders
        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  (7 answers)
    Hidden Paradise Pet Resort  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Sioux Falls:
        Black Sheep Coffee
        Chef Amy's Cafe 334
        Monks House of Ale Repute
    questions about Sioux Falls:
        First timer to Sioux Falls- what are the best outdoor things to do/explore?


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Mount Rushmore.

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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 Presidents View Resort.

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 Jack's Deli.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Executive Order Grill  (1 mention)
Ruby House Restaurant  (1 mention)
Big Time Pizza  (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:

Bear Country USA  (1 mention)

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  (4 answers)

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

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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
19 Jacksonville travel answers
2 Jackson (Georgia) travel answers
149 Nashville travel answers
62 St. Louis travel answers
7 Sioux Falls travel answers
31 Mt Rushmore travel answers





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