For over 50 years The Stables at Palmer Gulch has provided fun trail rides into the most beautiful places in the Black Hills National Forest.
Guided rides are offered multiple times daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day
The chuck wagon supper is an open-air show that takes place in a remote mountain meadow.
You’ll choose to ride to the show on a good saddle horse OR on a horse drawn covered wagon.
You’ll enjoy a real cowboy music show performed by local ranchers. Watch a real Dutch Oven cook grill Dakota grown beef steaks over an aspen-wood camp fire and enjoy delicious side dishes prepared fresh right off the Chuck Wagon.
The Stables at Palmer Gulch is just minutes from Rapid City, Deadwood and Custer State Park! Centrally located 5 miles west of Mt. Rushmore and Keystone.
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.
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.
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-September. Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday through October. Open Labor Day. Cave Tours every 15 minutes. 5 Miles East of Keystone on Hwy 40.
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.
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.
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.
Available mid-May to mid-September
50 minute guided bus tour of Ellsworth Air Force Base
Bus Tour Requirements
Valid Drivers License, Military ID, Passport or State issued ID required for passengers 18 and older. Bus tours are conducted on EAFB. Due to security requirements all bus tour guests will be required to pass a security check before being allowed to go on the base. Tour is not handicapped accessible, guests must be able descend and climb 30 stairs.
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.
Imagine visiting an Ice Age museum filled with huge fossils as they were uncovered! Imagine walking the edges of a 26,000 year old sinkhole where mammoths, bears, lions and wolves once walked. See exhibits such as a full-sized Columbian mammoth replica, a walk-in bone shelter and skeletons of now extinct carnivores - the giant short-faced bear and the American lion. A kid's activity area offers young scientists hands-on learning while one floor below the laboratory windows provide a "behind the scenes" glimpse of the scientific work conducted on-site. The Mammoth Site is open year around with guided tours. Self-guided tours are available in Dutch, English, French, German, Russian, Italian and Japanese. Call us for group rates.