Big Thunder Gold Mine is the most complete historical mining experience in the Black Hills. You can tour an original underground mine and pick up a free gold ore sample. You may also pan for gold either in a creek on a claim or pan for gold and gems on site. Gold is guaranteed. 2 gift shops and eatery.
Ride, slide, zip, climb or stroll! Cruise the 2000-ft. Alpine Slide in wheeled sled. Chairlift up to wander flower-lined pathways & dine at Garden Cafe with view of Mt. Rushmore. Thrill to a speedy flight on 800-ft. Zipline. Challenge the Aerial Adventure Park’s suspended ladders, ropes, zip lines, & bridges.
Your family can enjoy over 100 popular farm animals in a clean, relaxed hands-on environment. This beautiful farm on the road to Mount Rushmore is a great place to play with, feed and even bottle feed some of the many friendly animals.
The best way to see Mt. Rushmore is by helicopter. Rushmore Helicopters offers 6 tour packages ranging from $49 per person to $229 per person. Sites that can be seen include Black Elk Peak, Custer State Park, Crazy Horse Monument, Cathedral Spires, Needles Highway & so much more.
Visit and feel the splendor of the 1890 Victorian Schoolhouse in Keystone! Keystone was developed through the gold rush of the late 1890's. The Historical Keystone Museum houses displays of local Keystone history including mining and the making of Mt Rushmore collectibles. It also houses the collectibles of Carrie Ingalls of "Little House on the Prairie" fame. She lived most of her adult life in Keystone. The museum is free. The Keystone Historical Society manages the museum and the Keystone Historical Walking Tour with 21 sign sites throughout the community of Keystone. The walking tour is also free. Brochures available at the Chamber.
Experience a world where mystery, science, and comedy collide and the laws of nature seem to have gone completely berserk! You can stand on the wall, change height without moving up or down and feel the unexplained force of the mystery cabin! Allow extra time to excavate and crack open your own geode!
Beneath the watchful gaze of Mount Rushmore in the beautiful Black Hills sits the National Presidential Wax Museum. Visitors gain insight into our nation's democracy through life-size, realistic wax figures depicting our country's most shaping experiences in dramatic historical settings. Recapture the spirit of patriotism as you witness the evolution of American democracy represented by all 44 presidents. Enjoy a self-guided hour-long tour of 96 wax figures in this amazing collection.
Find fun on all levels at the Black Hills' premier destination for family fun. Explore the beautiful stalactite-filled caverns on a Scenic Cave Tour into Rushmore Cave. If you love roller coasters, you will love the Rushmore Mountain Coaster, new for 2016. Discover the sensation of flying over treetops on the Soaring Eagle Zipline Ride, and test your shooting skills at the Gunslinger 7-D Interactive Ride. If you are looking for adventure, you will find it at Rush Mountain Adventure Park. Check our website, www.rushmtn.com, for more information and videos.
Open Daily: May-October. Cave Tours every 15 minutes. 5 Miles East of Keystone on Hwy 40.
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A 3-D black light battle arena awaits you in a high energy air cannon game. Whose side will you be on, the dragon or the wizard? Collect as many foam balls as you can, man your battle stations and blast away! For 2-12 players at a time, this is a great way to settle those arguments you had in the car.
Challenging, yet fun! The 18-hole mini golf course rises up a 50 foot steep hillside, and then descends back down the slope. The first and eighteenth holes are unified by a gold mining display and rushing water that flows over a waterwheel and into a millpond. Three types of artificial turf simulate fairways, sand traps and rough will add to the realistic experience that only Holy Terror can offer!
An exciting tour for the whole family! The world of Gutzon Borglum, sculptor of Mt. Rushmore. Make sure your family enjoys the full Rushmore experience. Become part of the carving years. Museum Gift shop - quality selections. Hwy. 16A on the "Strip" in Keystone. Open May through early October. A Family-Approved Attraction.
Crazy Horse Memorial is the world's largest mountain carving in progress, between Custer & Hill City on Hwy 16/385, The Crazy Horse Memorial Hwy. Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski & Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear officially started Crazy Horse Memorial June 3, 1948. The Memorial's mission is to honor the culture, tradition & living heritage of North American Indians.
The South Dakota State Railroad Museum showcases the machinery, the people, the mythology and the pure joy of perhaps the most romantic mode of transportation ever built with railroad memorabilia, scale model trains, and interactive displays for all ages! Located next to the famous 1880 Train in Hill City.