Top Rated Mount Rushmore Tour Package in the Black Hills
This tour started in 1973 and the company is considered the 'local expert' on tours for Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills. On this 9-hour adventure, you will be driven through 100 miles of the Black Hills and have plenty of stops along the way for photos and exploration. You will visit Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, and Crazy Horse Memorial. Your guide/driver will be there to answer any questions that you may have and give you interesting information on the landmarks that you see. Free breakfast and dinner are also included! The tour meets, departs, and returns to Fort Hays Chuckwagon in Rapid City. Below is a detailed itinerary of the tour and stops!
Mount Rushmore National Memorial: You will have a little over an hour to look around at your own convenience and enjoy the sites and beauty that you came to South Dakota for. We stop here first because Mount Rushmore is at its best in the morning sun. Gutzon Borglum carved this mountain facing east towards the morning sun and intended it to be viewed this way.
Iron Mountain Road: After leaving Mount Rushmore we will travel along the Iron Mountain Road. A beautiful 17-mile road of breathtaking scenery featuring 3 one lane tunnels that perfectly frame Mount Rushmore.
Custer State Park Resort: We stop for lunch inside Custer State Park at the Game Lodge and previous summer White House for President Calvin Coolidge. Try the Buffalo Stew, it's the best you will ever find!
Needles Highway: After lunch, we depart for the Needles Hwy. This 14-mile scenic drive is sure to leave you breathless and awestruck at the amazing beauty of the Black Hills. Sit back and enjoy the ride. Be on the lookout for wildlife such as buffalo, bighorn sheep, and burros! With only inches to spare on each side of the bus, you can relish in the fact that you are not the one driving.
Sylvan Lake: Take a rest stop and coffee break at the beautiful Sylvan Lake. This is among the crown jewels of Custer State Park and the beauty within it.
Crazy Horse Memorial: We spend about an hour at Crazy Horse Memorial. You are on your own to spend this time enjoying this piece of history in the making. Upon completion, it will be the largest mountain carving in the world! Truly a piece of awe-inspiring history being worked on every day.
- What is included in the admission price?
The price includes tour & transportation, breakfast & a dinner show, and admission into each of the stops.
- What methods of transportation does the tour use?
You will have transportation via air-conditioned coach.
- Is there any walking involved?
The amount of walking will depend on how much exploring you do at the stops.
- Approximately how long does the Top Rated Mount Rushmore Tour Package in the Black Hills last?
The entire experience is 9 hours.
- For what ages is the tour appropriate?
It is appropriate for all ages.
- What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
- Is photography / video recording allowed on the Top Rated Mount Rushmore Tour Package in the Black Hills?
Of course! Don't forget your camera.
- Are any meals included?
Breakfast and dinner are included.
- Where does the tour meet?
The tour meets at Fort Hays Chuckwagon in Rapid City (2255 Fort Hays Drive).