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Black Hills Open-Top-Tours

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Address: Rapid City, SD 57701
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+1 605-644-6736
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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- BLACK HILLS #1 SAFARI STYLE TOURS - OPEN ALL YEAR - 7 DAYS A WEEK!...

- BLACK HILLS #1 SAFARI STYLE TOURS - OPEN ALL YEAR - 7 DAYS A WEEK!

Convertible-top vehicles ... open for sunny days/closed for inclement weather. View wildlife up-close and safely from inside our vehicles.

Full-size Vans and Minivans - SUV's and ATV's for Off Road Tours -

  Handicap Accessible - Private Tours Available

    Free Pickup/Return to many area hotels.

      Tours include: bottled water, fees & snacks.

          Day Tours also include picnic lunch at lake or waterfall.

            Local Wine or Craft Beer Tasting Tours.

              Special Winter SnoTrax Tours of National Forest and Northern Hills.

                  Winter Ice Fishing and year round Fly Fishing.

                    Over 20 tours to select from.

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USD 135.00*
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Badlands Standard or Private Tour
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USD 264.00*
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Safari #1 and Deadwood/Northern Hills Tour Package

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Amazing!

This was my first time in the state of South Dakota. I road tripped out from Arizona (20 hours in the car felt like an eternity) with some friends. The two days we spent touring... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was my first time in the state of South Dakota. I road tripped out from Arizona (20 hours in the car felt like an eternity) with some friends. The two days we spent touring the state in the Jeep were the best days of the trip. Our tour guide Jeff was incredibly knowledgeable about anything and everything. I wouldn't... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was recently visiting South Dakota with a couple friends from college. We decided to take a couple tours with Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, and I can honestly say it was one of our favorite parts of our trip! We visited Custer State Park and the Badlands National Park, as well as explored other parts of the beautiful Black Hills. Our... More 

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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful Sunday in February!! We visited Mt. Rushmore, Hill City, Crazy Horse Memorial & Sylvan Lake with Rich as our accomplished driver & guide. The tour was very personable, accompanied by Rich's passion for South Dakota.

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Thank Louise B
999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this review

Hi Louise - I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour of the Southern Hills. It was a fun day for me too . . . my getting out of the office and sharing the 'Hills' with great people is the best! I hope you will have time to return someday so I can show you more. Be Well! Rich More 

Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Toured both Mt Rushmore and Badlands on consecutive days. Jeff our guide was brilliant, weather was really good and no crowds due to winter season.... excellent and highly recommended.

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999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this review

Hi Lynda - Thanks so much for taking time for your review. I'm very happy you enjoyed your tours with Jeff . . . he's very knowledgeable of the region . . . especially the Badlands. I hope you can find time to return someday to see the rest of the 'Hills'. Be Well! Rich More 

harrisburg, PA
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

How cool is it to be able to stand up to observe the scenery and take beautiful pictures without dirty windows or other people in the way! It was also very relaxing since we didn't have to do the driving through such an extensive area and for the entire day. We saw so much on this day...Custer State Park, Needles... More 

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Thank francetravel
999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this review

Hi francetravel - I'm glad you enjoyed your Safari tour . . . it's our most popular and its the reason we built our convertible top vans and SUV's. It was fortunate that the weather remained nice so we could travel to all the destinations and open the top up for viewing. Thanks very much for taking time for the... More 

Elko New Market
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

We took the Badlands tour with Jeff in September. It was fascinating to learn about the various sediments, to see lots of wildlife (big horn sheep, pronghorns, etc.) and explore the Minutemen Museum and missile site. The topper for us was seeing burrowing owls just as we were leaving the park. Jeff was TOP NOTCH - very professional, knowledgeable and... More 

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999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this review

Howdy John and Amy - Thank you for your kind review. The Badlands are very beautiful and as unique as the Grand Canyon. Jeff is very good at spotting wildlife. He's an avid outdoorsman and possesses a lot of information about both the Hills and the Dakota prairie. I'm very pleased that he came on board with us this spring.... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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110 reviews
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND TAKING THIS TOUR. I wanted to take a tour of this area, because One, I thought we would miss a lot, because there is so much to see. Second, I'm usually the driver, and I didn't want to miss stuff while I drove. So I found this tour through TripAdvisor of course. I thought that this would... More 

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1 Thank Brian K
999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this review

Hi Brian - I'm very happy you enjoyed your tour with Susie. We've been very pleased with her guiding this summer. She is new with us this year but does have twenty years of Black Hills knowledge to share. I appreciate your taking time for this review and I will heed your advice about Susie. Sorry the weather wasn't more... More 

Bergen, Norway
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

We like very much to visit the Black Hills and on several of our visits we have used Black Hills Open Top tours. This time we visited the Badlands and Devil's Tower with Marty as our guide. We had beautiful weather and two great tours with a great and friendly guide whom we liked very much. We also did the... More 

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999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this review

Hi Bente - It was great to see you both again. I'm glad you enjoyed your tours with Marty. He's new with our company this year but has a vast amount of knowledge, especially of the Northern Hills and Badlands. We are opening a branch office in Deadwood this winter and will be offering back country Safari tours using ATV's... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

What a fantastic day out! We liaised with Rich (the owner) via email from Australia prior to our trip to USA. Rich was extremely helpful and responded to any of our questions very quickly and we pre-booked our tour online. We did the Safari#1 Plus tour (departing Rapid City) with Susie as our guide. We were in an open top... More 

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Thank kayjay176
999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this review

Hi kayjay - Thank you for taking time for your kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed your Safari1+ tour, it's makes for a long day but provides the most you can do and see in one day. Please come back again when you have time to tour the rest of the 'Hills'. I'll pass on your review to Susie. Be... More 

Oakland
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

Had a great time with our guide Suzie. Took the 9AM till 5 or 6 PM tour in an open top converted van. Oh, what fun! Saw all of Custer State Park, buffalo, wild turkeys, begging burros (they are quite pushy!), but alas no mountain goats wanted to be seen. We had a very nice picnic lunch by a scenic... More 

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999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this review

Howdy Excelemv - I'm very glad you enjoyed your tour with Susie. She is new with us this year but has been providing excellent service all summer. You made a good choice selecting the Safari#1 tour . . . it's our most popular by fa. Please visit us again sometime and we'll have Susie show you the beautiful northern Hills.... More 

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