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.
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
day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours
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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
day 2 driving ≈ 9 hours
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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
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
day 4 driving ≈ 12 hours
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:
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
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:
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
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?
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.
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Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
GoPetFriendly suggests Big Time Pizza.
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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:
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