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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
Day Trips & Excursions

Black Hills Monument Tour

The Black Hills is world famous for it's mountain carvings, and even better when you experience them in the luxury and comfort of a stretch limousine! After pickup at your home, campground or hotel within the city limits of Rapid City, you'll make your way to the historical town of Keystone for a brief stop and shop. Then, journey to our nation's "Shrine of Democracy", Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, where you'll experience the patriotic history of this iconic sculpture. Then it's off to the world's largest mountain carving in progress, the fantastic Crazy Horse Memorial. Spend some time in the vast museum, and spend a little time in the renowned gift shop.  Next, depart for the "Heart of the Hills", Hill City, famous for it's art galleries and gift shops.
6 hours
Holiday & Seasonal Tours

Mt Rushmore Lighting Ceremony

See Mt Rushmore under lights with this patriotic evening ceremony! The Mt Rushmore Lighting Ceremony has been a "must see" event for visitors to the monument and now you can visit this unique presentation from the luxury and comfort of a stretch limousine. This four hour tour starts with a limousine picking you up from your home or hotel within the city limits of Rapid City. From there, you will take a scenic drive to the mountain, where you can experience the "Walk of Flags" to the outdoor amphitheater. Here you will have a brief introduction by a national park ranger followed by an inspirational film on the creation of this world famous sculpture. The ceremony concludes with the lighting of the faces.
4 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours

Mt Rushmore/Black Hills Safari Tour

The most comprehensive Convertible-Top Tour of Southern Black Hills. Biggest Bang for the Buck! Private Tours Available!During the 9+ hour Safari Tour, you travel in comfort, each van has individual leather reclining seats, 10 ft sliding top and everyone gets a window seat. Vehicles open and close to adjust to the ever-changing weather of the mountains as needed.                      You will 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 at Custer Park and never need to leave the van. Just stand and enjoy 360 panoramic views. You will learn about the history of the region from experienced guides.Tours make frequent stops for photo ops and rest breaks. Convertible-top handicap minivans are available at no extra charge. Tour includes: fees, bottled water, snacks and a lakeside picnic lunch.Potent Potables available upon request.
10 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Deadwood and Sturgis Nightlife Tour

This 7 hour tour departs from Rapid City at 4:00pm for a scenic drive to Deadwood, where you'll stop at the popular Days of '76 Museum and have the opportunity to walk around town and maybe try your luck at one of the many casinos in town. Next, the tour will visit the Silverado Casino. You will have the chance to explore the unique shops brimming with t-shirts and biker memorabilia as well as visit some local biker bars before heading back to Rapid City.
7 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours

Black Hills, Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park Tour

The ultimate Black Hills day trip! See all the "must-sees" in one day in the comfort of a high-top Mercedes Sprinter Van or luxury SUV.  An 8:30am pick up starts your small group tour, as we take a scenic drive to the first stop, iconic Mt Rushmore National Memorial! The rest of the day takes you to the best of the Black Hills: • Crazy Horse Memorial • Custer State Park; Sylvan Lake, Needles Hwy and Wildlife loop (including picnic lunch).  • Iron Mountain RoadRoughly 8:30am - 5:00pm (depending on how many Bison we see!). Free pick up from your Rapid City accommodation.
9 hours
Outdoor Activities

Custer Park Safari Jeep Tour

NOTE: This is a Private tour in our specialized one of a kind Jeep. This tour has special cancelation requirements. We refund 100% with 7 days notice, inside 7 days 50%. NO Refund within 24 hours of tour start. (Please contact us to discuss exceptions.)Our Jeep Safari Tours have proven to be very popular.  If you have time constraints on your vacation schedule . . . please contact Viator to confirm this tour is available prior to purchase. TOUR:Hop into 'Buff', a modified Open Safari Jeep with our experienced guide and depart on an exciting and adventurous Private Safari Tour of Mt. Coolidge, Iron Mountain Road, Needles Highway, Sylvan Lake, and Custer State Park Wildlife Loop. Enjoy a picnic lunch and take advantage of the multiple photo opportunities. Your Jeep tour is capped at 6 travelers and/or 880 pounds.  And remember, although this is not a 'Desert Rock Crawler' tour . . .  it is in an open Jeep . . . so please bring along: hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and light jacket.
6 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

Badlands Premium Tour

Badlands National Park  The serrated spires, weather-beaten buttes and cavernous gorges of the North Unit of the Badlands National Park offer unique scenery. It's home to a diverse variety of wildlife; prairie dogs, coyote, deer, bighorn sheep and antelope.  At the North Unit we will stop at the Ben Reifel Center (museum) and at the many overlooks for photos, also the famous Wall Drug Store (famous old tourist trap that is worth the stop) and visit the new Minuteman National Historic Site. Remember "Duck and Cover."   This tour also includes traveling to the South Unit and touring the White River Visitors Center on the Pine Ridge Reservation and a stop for photos at the ghost town of Scenic.
8 hours
Food, Wine & Nightlife

Black Hills Winery Tour with Transportation

The Black Hills has become home to a many excellent wineries over the last decade. This stretch limousine tour is a great way to visit some of South Dakota's most popular and well reviewed wine producers. During this 5 hour limousine tour you will have the option to see The Stone Faces Winery, The Naked Winery and The Prairie Berry Winery.
5 hours