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Mt Rushmore/Black Hills Safari Tour

  • Visit Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse on a small-group tour
  • Stress-free package ideal for first-time visitors
  • Hassle-free round-trip transportation from your hotel
Mt Rushmore/Black Hills Safari Tour
From USD 179.00
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See Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse, two of the most popular Black Hill monuments in a day on a small-group tour in an open-top vehicle. Tour the South Dakota monuments before driving out to see them from afar and exploring the rest of the region. Enjoy a picnic lunch at Sylvan Lake and make stops for photos throughout the day.
What to Expect
Your tour begins with pickup at your Rapid City or Keystone hotel. Hop in the open-top vehicle and Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse for a tour of each site. Next you cruise down Iron Mountain Road in your open-top vehicle where you stop to take photos.
Next, visit Mount Coolidge Lookout to see Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and the Needles from afar. Take a drive down Needles Highway and stop at Needle’s Eye and Cathedral Spires lookouts. Then, stop at Tunnel No. 5 to look for wildlife.
Make a midday stop at Sylvan Lake for a picnic lunch (included) before driving to Custer State Park, the state’s largest. Drive the 19-mile Wildlife Loop and look for prairie dogs, deer, elk, antelope, wild burros, and some of the park’s more than 1,400 buffalo.
Visit State Game Lodge and Custer Park visitor center before being dropped back at your hotel.
Reviews (15)
1 - 5 of 14 reviews
Reviewed 7 November 2018
Great tour guide!

Our guide was excellent & had a lot of knowledge about Mount Rushmore and the surrounding areas on the way there.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ricca M
Reviewed 24 October 2018
Beautiful Views!

Absolutely breathtaking views! This is definitely the best way to see Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills. We had lunch at a beautiful lake that was so tranquil. My 10 year old son absolutely loved learning all the history at Mount Rushmore. Reminder: bring your...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank marygO7329AO
999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

Hi Mary. Thank you for taking time to review your tour. The convertible top do make for great viewing of the wildlife in Custer State Park. I hope you will return someday to tour the other regions of the HIlls. Be Well - Rich

Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile
What a Great Day!

Our driver, Larry, picked us up in Keystone and we were off for a fun day. Larry was very personable and provided lots and lots of good information. He really took good care of us. In addition to Mt Rushmore & Crazy Horse Memorial, we...More

3  Thank Stephen K
999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Hi Stephen - Thanks for taking time for a review. I'm extremely happy you enjoyed your day touring with Larry. We created our convertible top vans specifically for the Custer Park Wildlife . . . you can get up-close and safely get great views and...More

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Best way to see the sights!

Excellent tour - couldn't have seen so much if driving on our own, especially the one doing the driving! Larry was our driver, and answered any and all questions. He did not make us feel rushed. The open top made it a great way to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank gay b
999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Hi G - I'm very glad you enjoyed your tour with Larry. He is new with us this year but has done a great job to guiding our tours. He is always willing to stop for the 'extra' photo op. I'll pass along your kind...More

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile
Please skip

Our tour guide was Larry. While he seems like a nice person, he chews and spits chewing tobacco the entire 10-hour tour. It is absolutely disgusting to see over and over again. As some who is directly interfacing with the public, this seems horrendous to...More

2  Thank altruista6
999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Hello - I am sorry you did not enjoy your tour with our company. I do apologize if you could not hear your guide during the tour, he is supposed to be using the PA when he deems it safe to use the hand mic,...More

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26 September 2018|
Response from JRB187 | Reviewed this property |
I am not aware that they have helicopter tours and I don't remember about prices. Call Rich who I believe owns the company and ask. He is a wealth of information
4 June 2018|
Response from suzannes710 | Reviewed this property |
Winter can be pretty intense in South Dakota. Lots of snow! I am from a different region of the United Stars, so I am not sure. We went in mid-May, and the weather was still chilly but no snow. I would recommend contacting... More