Mt Rushmore Lighting Ceremony Tour

Mt Rushmore Lighting Ceremony Tour
Detail Editor's Pick
Detail All entrance fees included
Detail Small group ensures personal service
Detail Snacks and Beverages included
Detail Tour is wheelchair accessible
Detail Excellent value for money
Detail Duration: 4 hours
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Our stretch limousine will pick you up at your home, hotel or campground within the city limits of Rapid City. Depending on number and location of travelers, pickup times will be between 7:00pm and 8:00pm local (MDT) time. We will depart Rapid City no later than 8:00pm local time. Start with a scenic 40-minute drive to Mt Rushmore. At the base of Mt Rushmore lies the historic town of Keystone, where we'll return following the ceremony on the mountain. You will arrive at Mt Rushmore at approximately 8:40pm and make your way to the beautiful outdoor amphitheater.

The program starts promptly at 9:00pm with an informative presentation from a national park ranger, followed by an inspirational film about the carving of Mt Rushmore and the people who created this amazing sculpture. Following the film, there is a tribute to military veterans attending the presentation. The program concludes with the National Anthem and the lighting of the mountain.

At approximately 9:45pm, you will depart Mt Rushmore for a short 10 minute drive to Keystone, where you will have an opportunity to browse the unique shops and sweets stores or make a stop at the Red Garter Saloon for some adult refreshments and a little live entertainment from local performers. The tour departs from Keystone at 11:15pm for a 30 minute return to Rapid City, where you will be dropped off at your home, hotel, or campground at between 11:45pm and 12:15AM.

The weather at Mt Rushmore can sometimes be unpredictable, so an umbrella and a light jacket is recommended.

Pickup & Return:
Rapid City, SD.
Departure Times: 8pm

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Snacks
  • Light refreshments

Does not include:
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please call to request your pick-up location, within the city limits of Rapid City
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This is not a full history tour, it is only for the ceremony. Please refer to the Mt Rushmore Day Tour for access to the full history tour.

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