Custer State Park activities, tickets and more

Day Trips & Excursions

Mount Rushmore Black Hills 7-Hour Scenic Tour with Lunch

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.
9 hours
Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Black Hills Hot Air Balloon Ride

Enjoy a spectacular hot air balloon ride over the beautiful and historic Black Hills of South Dakota with a complimentary Champagne toast! You'll experience a 1-hour flight at sunrise in one of the most scenic places in the world. A souvenir flight certificate and postcard is also included in this tour. Allow about three hours for the experience, from start to finish.
1 hour
Outdoor Activities

Mount Rushmore and Black Hills Safari Tour from Rapid City

During the 9- to 10-hour private safari tour, visit the two most famous Black Hills monuments - Mt Rushmore and Crazy Horse. Enjoy unparalleled views of pine covered mountains and high-desert panoramas. See wildlife up close for great photo ops. You can view it all comfortably from within unique convertible-top vehicles. Vehicles open and close to adjust to the ever-changing weather of the mountains                      You will learn about the history of the region from experienced guides.Tours are never rushed and make frequent stops for photo ops and rest breaks. Everyone in your small group will get a window seat. Convertible-top handicap minivans are available at no extra charge. This the only Black Hills tour company that includes a picnic lunch.
10 hours
Multi-day & Extended Tours

TWO DAY FALL TOUR SPECIAL - Buffalo Roundup and Northern Hills Change of Colors

DAY 1 -  Buffalo Roundup&Arts Festival 9/28/2018Custer State Park in the beautiful Black Hills of western South Dakota is full of lush forests, quiet and serene meadows, and majestic mountains. This 71,000-acre state park is also home to one of the world's largest publicly-owned bison herds 1,300 strong. Each fall, the ground rumbles & the dust flies as cowboys, cowgirls and park crews saddle up to bring in the thundering herd. DAY 2 - Northern Hills/Spearfish Canyon 9/29/2018Spearfish Canyon, where four ecosystems meet; trees and plants from Rocky Mountains, Eastern Woodlands, Northern Forests and Great Plains areas can be found here.This canyon provides breathtaking beauty with thousand-foot-high limestone/sandstone palisades in shades of brown, pink and gray and three amazing waterfalls and amazing variety of colors. 
9 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours

Winter Mt Rushmore Safari Tour

This Safari Tour offers unparalleled picturesque wildlife viewing and you'll learn the region's history from our experienced guides. The tour makes frequent stops for photo ops and restroom breaks. The vehicles provide excellent viewing and tops open/close to adjust to Black Hills weather. The most you can see of the Southern Hills in one day . . . tour includes: fees, bottled water, snacks and lunch. Flexible itinerary designed around your interest decide when to go and how long to stay.
7 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours

BUFFALO ROUND UP TOUR!! Once a year Special Event!

Join us for Custer State Park's Annual Buffalo Roundup - A must-see event during your time in the Black Hills! Join the 20,000 people who come out to the park to witness the true wild west as the 1,300+ bison stampede their way over the hill sides for the once a year round up! See the cowboys in action as they brand, sort and vaccinate Custer State Park's favorite wild residents. The fun continues after the roundup as we move to the State Game Lodge for the 25th Annual Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival. All park entrance fees and a light breakfast, morning beverages and a viewing chair are included. 
1 day