Mount Rushmore Black Hills 7-Hour Scenic Tour with Lunch

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You will discover the Eighth Wonder of the World at Crazy Horse Memorial.  It is the world's largest mountain carving and is a memorial for all Native American tribes.  Next, travel into Custer State Park which is known for its bison herds, begging burros and other wildlife.  Take in the scenery and marvel at the beauty of Iron Mountain Road.  Climbing 17 miles to the entrance of Mount Rushmore.  You will wind over stacked loops of wooden bridges known as the pigtails and through one-lane tunnels that perfectly frame the "Shrine of Democracy" in the distance.  Your final destination will be Mount Rushmore National Memorial.  Enjoy your included lunch at Carver's Marketplace and explore this National Memorial depicting four of the most prominent presidents of the first 150 years of the United States -- George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and Thomas Jefferson.
This is a 8-hour (not including pickups and drop-offs), all inclusive tour of Mt. Rushmore and the Black Hills of South Dakota. On this tour, you will make your way from your northern-most area, Rapid City, and travel all the way to the southern-most point, Custer State Park, while viewing and exploring the top attractions along the way. As you make your way through the Black Hills with Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park and Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, your driver/guide will provide interesting narration, answer questions, and provide you with information of what to do and see at your attraction stops.  *Keep in mind that if staying at a different location, it could be right next door.  Please list your lodging when booking, we WILL respond with the closest meeting location and time frame.   Up to 8 Pick-up & Drop Locations in Rapid City, SD: 1)  Fairfield Inn & Suites, 1314 North Elk Vale Road, 7:10-7:20 am 2)  Cambria Inn & Suites, 3333 Outfitters Road, 7:10-7:25 am 3)  Best Western Ramkota, 2111 North Lacrosse Street, 7:25-7:35 am 4)  Hampton Inn, 1720 Rapp Street, 7:25-7:40 am 5)  America's Best Value Inn, 620 Howard Street, 7:35-7:45 am 6)  Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn, 505 North Fifth Street, 7:40-7:50 am 7)  Hotel Alex Johnson, 523 6th Street, 7:40-7:50 am 8)  Comfort Inn and Suites, 915 Fairmont Blvd, 7:45-8:00 am 1 meeting location in Keystone, SD: 1)  Borglum Historical Center, 342 Winter Street, 8:25-8:45 am *Parking lot does have a $5 parking fee, good for full day.  Recommend to park in this area due to 3 hour time limits at other parking areas in the town of Keystone.   Tour highlights:  Black Hills National Forest, Indian Museum of America at Crazy Horse, Native American Indian Educational and Cultural Center at Crazy Horse, Korczaks Studio and home at Crazy Horse, Black Elk Peak, Wildlife of Custer State Park such a buffalo, burros and more, three tight tunnels on Iron Mountain Road w/views of Mt. Rushmore, Pigtail Bridges on Iron Mountain Road, Mt. Rushmore Walking Trail, Sculptor's Studio at Mt. Rushmore, Avenue of Flags at Mt. Rushmore and so much more.   Tour is narrated by an English speaking driver/guide.  Tour vehicle is not wheelchair accessible.  Strongly recommend that persons requiring assistance be accompanied by a companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing assistance.  Driver is not to physically lift or assist clients into or out of vehicle.  Pets are not allowed on tour.  Contact Dakota Tours directly if a service animal is riding.  There are several options for your included lunch selection at Carver's Marketplace (Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Food Allergy, etc.).   Dakota Tours reserves to right to make changes to the itinerary whenever, in their sole judgment, conditions warrant or necessary for the comfort, convenience, or safety of the tour.

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only - 8 locations in Rapid City and 1 location in Keystone, SD)
  • Gate Entrance fees at Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park, Mt. Rushmore
  • Lunch at Carver's Marketplace located at Mt. Rushmore National Memorial
  • Driver with tour vehicle that holds 11 to 47 passengers (Sprinter Van or Motor Coach)
  • Live commentary on board/English speaking guide

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Snacks or drinks (lunch IS INCLUDED with entree and beverage)
  • Bus to Base at Crazy Horse (this is an elective side option, pay on own)


  • All entrance fees included
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Lunch included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors