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.
Guided trail rides in small group setting from 1 hr. to 1/2 day and overnight trips on Black Hills National Forest. Open 7 days/week: Memorial Weekend through Sept. Only minutes from Keystone/Mt. Rushmore. Located one mile south of Crazy Horse Memorial on Hwy 385/16 at Heritage Village Village near Custer.
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.
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.
Enjoy a leisurely 3-mile drive through this unique North American wildlife park nestled on 250 acres of Black Hills beauty. View black & grizzly bears, mountain lions, wolves, elk, cougars, bobcats, buffalo, & more! Located 8 miles south of Rapid City on the road to Mount Rushmore.
The Dinosaur Museum is located adjacent to Reptile Gardens at 8973 S Highway 16 in Rapid City, South Dakota. Inside the dinosaur exhibit, you will see over 98 ancient reptiles from more than 65 species, learn more in our educational movies theatre, have the opportunity to make your way through our famous mirror maze, and even try your hand at digging for fossils!
We offer a picnic tables for any special event and are happy to help with any special requests. For booking information please call us directly.
Are you ready to go wild? Then you are ready for Reptile Gardens. This is where you will find the world's most renowned collection of exotic reptiles which includes rare lizards, turtles, snakes, crocodiles, frogs and salamanders. We have rare birds, beautiful minerals, prehistoric fossils and botanical specimens. We have three shows featuring snakes, birds of prey, alligators and crocodiles. Every step is a new discovery. Every turn is another adventure. Every visit is a lifetime of memories. Open April 1st to November 30th. Located on Hwy 16 on the Road to Mount Rushmore.
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.
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 Harney Peak, Custer State Park, Crazy Horse Monument, Cathedral Spires, Needles Highway & so much more.