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Overview
Limited (8 locations) in Rapid City for pick-up and drop as well as Borglum Historical Center in Keystone. You will discover the Eighth Wonder of the World at Crazy Horse Memorial.  It is the world's largest mountain carving and is a memorial for all Native American tribes.  Next, travel into Custer State Park which is known for its bison herds, begging burros and other wildlife.  Take in the scenery and marvel at the beauty of Iron Mountain Road.  Climbing 17 miles to the entrance of Mount Rushmore.  You will wind over stacked loops of wooden bridges known as the pigtails and through one-lane tunnels that perfectly frame the "Shrine of Democracy" in the distance.  Your final destination will be Mount Rushmore National Memorial.  Enjoy your included lunch at Carver's Marketplace and explore this National Memorial depicting four of the most prominent presidents of the first 150 years of the United States -- George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and Thomas Jefferson.
Itinerary
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You’ll have 8 starting options
Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Crazy Horse Memorial
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Custer State Park
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Iron Mountain Road
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Mount Rushmore National Memorial
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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    Pass by Black Hills National Forest
You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • Black Hills tour with Mount Rushmore National Memorial
  • Go beyond the typical Mount Rushmore tour—see Black Hills sights, too 
  • Bring your camera along for beautiful views of Custer State Park
  • Guide provides insight into regional history and culture
What to Expect
Begin your tour of the Black Hills and Mount Rushmore National Memorial with pickup from your Rapid City or Keystone area hotel. Then, start the 1-hour drive through the Black Hills to Custer State Park. As you drive, your guide tells you fun facts about the area’s history and modern life in the shadows of Mt. Rushmore National Monument. Stop at points of interest along the way, including Crazy Horse Memorial, Iron Mountain Road, and scenic vista points overlooking thick forests and long mountain ranges. At the end of the day, return to your original departure point with a better appreciation of the Black Hills’ beauty.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Rapid City, 1314 N Elk Vale Rd, Rapid City, SD 57703, USA
2: Best Western Ramkota Hotel, 2111 N Lacrosse St, Rapid City, SD 57701, USA
3: Hampton Inn Rapid City, 1720 Rapp St, Rapid City, SD 57701, USA
4: Americas Best Value Inn Rapid City, 620 Howard St, Rapid City, SD 57701, USA
5: Holiday Inn Rapid City-Rushmore Plaza, 505 N 5th St, Rapid City, SD 57701, USA
6: Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton, 523 6th St, Rapid City, SD 57701, USA
7: Comfort Inn & Suites, 915 Fairmont Blvd, Rapid City, SD 57701, USA
8: Borglum Story, 342 Winter St, Keystone, SD 57751, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
Also, one location in Keystone at the Borglum Historical Center, 342 Winter Street, Keystone, SD.
**Please note, we only stop at those locations on that given day where we KNOW we have pick-ups. In order to keep pick-up time frames at a minimum we only stop at confirmed locations, not all 9 locations each day. Please communicate with Dakota Tours directly when planning on meeting location.
Departure Time
7:00 AM
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • ***PLEASE list your lodging in the "Special Requirements", we reply w/meeting location & time
  • Hotel pick-up & drop at 8 Rapid City locations & 1 Keystone location
  • Driver with English live commentary in tour vehicle with 11 to 47 seats (Sprinter Van or Motorcoach)
  • Lunch: Included at Carver's Marketplace at Mount Rushmore (options for all diets)
  • Parking Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Crazy Horse Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Custer State Park
  • Entry/Admission - Iron Mountain Road
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Snacks or drinks (lunch IS INCLUDED with entree and beverage)
  • Bus to Base at Crazy Horse (this is an elective side option, pay on own)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 2 years
  • Hotel pickup will commence approximately 30-60 minutes prior to the start time of the tour, see voucher for more details
  • The product is seasonal due to unpredictable weather condition from September to early May
  • Typical elevations are between 3200 ft to 4400 ft.
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • **Please list lodging location~we will respond with closest (9 locations) meeting point.
  • 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 38 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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It was awesome!! Everyone needs to see it. Bus driver was very knowledgeable regarding surroundings, Mt. Rushmore, & Crazy Horse.
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Our driver/tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable. Added many local and historical facts. Scenery was amazing and we didn't miss anything since we were not driving. Would highly reccommend anyone. We also might have missed Crazy Horse if we had been taking our own
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This was an all day tour of Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park, and surrounding area. We saw a lot, including buffalo up close and other animals. It was a great tour and we really enjoyed it.
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Response from Blackhills D, Guest Relations Manager at Mount Rushmore and More Tour
Responded 3 Nov 2019
Thank you for posting "Great Day Tour", we appreciate your feedback! Hope to see you again sometime!
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Dave..... Your are awesome, kind and very knowledgeable. All my expectations were covered.Thanks 😊👍🏻
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Bus Tour was a full day. Everything on time. Driver was tour guide and he talked all day long. Which was a good thing. With a rental car we went back to Deadwood and realized how much we would have missed if we'd taken the car to Rushmore instead of the Bus Tour.
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By: Dakota Tours
370juanitat
Summerville, South Carolina
30
Mt. Rushmore Tour
It was awesome!! Everyone needs to see it. Bus driver was very knowledgeable regarding surroundings, Mt.
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dee
30
Loved the tour, well worth the money!
Our driver/tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable. Added many local and historical facts. Scenery was
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SanDiegotraveler_8
San Diego, California
427
Great Day Tour
This was an all day tour of Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park, and surrounding area. We saw a lot,
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Araceli
150
Super nice tour to history in just a few hours.
Dave..... Your are awesome, kind and very knowledgeable. All my expectations were covered.Thanks 😊👍🏻
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Dan E
10
A Lot To See
Bus Tour was a full day. Everything on time. Driver was tour guide and he talked all day long. Which was a good
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Scenic01717119853
20
well worth it
I took this tour last year with 2 grandsons and this year went with my husband,we both agreed it was well worth
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Chuck C
Tucson, Arizona
424
Relaxing ride
Great breakfast to start. Rode to Mt. Rushmore, the park, four very narrow tunnels, and the ever on going Crazy
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Connierpoirier
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
100
Beautiful tour through the black hills and Mt Rushmore & Crazy Horse!
Bruce was our driver and answered many questions and gave a lot of information as he had grown up in Rapid City!
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gcbctc
Hernando, Florida
15666
Excellent
Only a few passengers on the coach, the drive Bruce very, very knowledgeable and pleasant. Gave use hints on how
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KarenT917
Beloit, Wisconsin
60
Beautiful Tour
Thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful trip thru the Black Hills. Our tour guide Wes was a great driver and very
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Printed Paper Ticket Required
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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