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.
One of the world's longest and most complex caves and 28,295 acres of mixed-grass prairie, ponderosa pine forest, and associated wildlife are the main features of the park. The cave is well known for its outstanding display of boxwork, an unusual cave formation composed of thin calcite fins resembling honeycombs. The park's mixed-grass prairie is one of the few remaining and is home to native wildlife such as bison, elk, pronghorn, mule deer, coyotes, and prairie dogs.
Experience the West with our original Chuckwagon Supper & Cowboy Music Variety Show. Seating inside Rain or Shine. The show is over in time to see the lighting ceremony at Mt. Rushmore. Open all day. Open mid-May to September.
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Ever wanted to dine with a president? Mount Rushmore Concessions provides spectacular views of America's most famous presidents, while you enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. Located in the park at the base of America's "Shrine to Democracy," Mount Rushmore Concessions offers an unforgettable dining experience, a gift shop and an ice cream and fudge shop.
We offer a variety of family fun-filled sightseeing guided tours by professional local guides. Our 8 hour Southern Hills Tour includes Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Needles Highway, and the wildlife loop at Custer State Park. FREE "local" pick-up to your hotel or campground. For more info, click on the links.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Located between Mt. Rushmore & Custer State Park. We offer camping & housekeeping cabins, shaded grassy tent sites along our creek and 30 amp RV sites. Amenities include free mini golf, outdoor pool, playground, general store, café, laundry, hot showers, hiking & more.