Mount Rushmore-Black Hills Safari Tour
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Mount Rushmore-Black Hills Safari Tour
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Mount Rushmore-Black Hills Safari Tour

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Stop At: Downtown Rapid City, Rapid City, SD 57701

Pickup at local hotels at 8:30am (10 min window). Returning about 6:00pm (depending on how many buffalo on road).

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: National Presidential Wax Museum, 609 Hwy 16A, Keystone, SD 57751

You have an option to either have us pick you up at your Rapid City hotel or meet us at this location. 9:30am

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Mount Rushmore National Memorial, 13000 Hwy 244, Keystone, SD 57751-4403

We guide you through the Memorial, explaining the history and suggest locations for best photo ops. Because of the length of the tour day we are limited to 1 hour here. If you are interested in a longer time to explore, I suggest our Monuments Combo Tour. That tour includes Crazy Horse and Mt Rushmore only . . . 2 hours at each.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse, SD 57730-8900

We will stop and explore this huge Native American Memorial . . . over 14,000 exhibits. Crazy Horse offers an optional 25 minute guided tour to the back of the mountain for a unique and closer view of Crazy Horse ($4.00 per person . . . not included with tour).

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sylvan Lake, Custer, SD

We travel to the most iconic location in the Hills . . . Sylvan Lake. Here we enjoy an alpine lakeside picnic lunch (included).

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Needles, SD

We drive along a narrow highway . . . to 'The Needles' . . . the top of the mountain . . . one way tunnels and breathtaking open-top views . . . many stops for photos . . .

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mount Coolidge, South Dakota

A brief stop for viewing and photos from atop a National Forest Lookout Station. Highest point in the south Hills . . . looking down at Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse and much more . . .

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Wildlife Loop Road, Custer, SD

An open-top drive along the 18 mile road. Stopping for photo ops of buffalo and other wildlife (elk, deer, antelope, coyotes, prairie dogs, etc.). We stop, you stand and get great views and photos.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Custer State Park Visitor Center, US Hwy 16A and Wildlife Loop Road, Custer, SD

We have a brief stop for tour of info center and drive by of State Game Lodge.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Iron Mountain Road, Custer State Park, Custer, SD

We travel through the iconic one-way tunnels and pigtail bridges on our way back to Keystone . . . stopping for photo ops from inside the van.

Duration: 45 minutes

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  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Driver
  • Local guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Downtown Rapid City
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Rushmore National Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Crazy Horse Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Sylvan Lake
  • Entry/Admission - The Needles
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Coolidge
  • Entry/Admission - Wildlife Loop Road
  • Entry/Admission - Custer State Park Visitor Center
  • Entry/Admission - Iron Mountain Road
Not included
  • Gratuities
  • Crazy Horse Shuttle to back of Mountain.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Kristina D
4 | 2019-07-19

Our tour guide Kathy was wonderful. My only issue was the lack of time spent at the monuments. I picked this tour as they say they tour the monuments first and you have time at the monuments that way. For some reason they did not do that. Way too much time was spent in the park. Great scenery at the park and lots of buffalo encounters. Still hardly any time left for the monuments, and we were all tired by the end of the day, so even if there was more time, I would not have wanted it. The monuments should be the first two stops. I did love the open top van. We were able to stand up and take photos when the van was stopped. Just watch as the AC was loud and didn't get to the very back of the van.

Larry K
5 | 2018-09-25

Everything about this tour was right. We met in the lobby of our hotel right on time. There was only one other couple in our tour, which made the tour comfortable and family-like. Our leader/driver was well versed in what he showed us. He had been a 4th grade teacher and his knowledge and speaking ability were top notch.

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