Day Trips & Excursions

Mount Rushmore Black Hills 7-Hour Scenic Tour with Lunch

Experience the Black Hills on this 7-hour Mt. Rushmore National Memorial tour. Enjoy lunch at the famed Carver’s Marketplace, located at Mt. Rushmore. See Crazy Horse Memorial, the largest mountain carving in the Black Hills. Travel the captivating Iron Mountain Road. Visit Custer State Park with its pigtail bridges, magnificent Black Hills scenery, and tunnels that frame Mt. Rushmore in the distance.
9 hours
Outdoor Activities

Badlands Standard or Premium Tour

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. You will stop at the Ben Reifel Center (museum), 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."  
7 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
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
Walking & Biking Tours

Southern Black Hills Bicycle Tour

This spectacular road ride features biking along some of the most scenic roads in the Black Hills; roads designed for the sole purpose of enjoyment. Ride through rock tunnels with views of Mt. Rushmore, down spiraling "pigtail bridges," and descend through the towering granite spires on Needles Highway. This tour is an all day bike tour, departing in the morning from Rapid City, with complimentary hotel pickup in Rapid City or along the way, and includes bike rental, helmet, and refreshments.  It is customizable as far as route and distance.
8 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours

Badlands Day Tour

Take a step back in time and discover Badlands National Park. Imagine an underwater world forming into a lush forest and then into the rugged water and wind swept land it is today! On this tour you will visit the incredible Badlands National Park, Minute Man Missile National Historic Site and Visitors Center, and Wall Drug.
7 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours

Southern Black Hills Parks and Monuments Tour - Mt Rushmore and more!

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 Road Roughly 8:30am - 4:30pm (depending on how many Bison we see!). Free pick up from your Rapid City or Keystone accommodation.
8 hours
Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Days of '76 Museum Admission

The Days of ’76 Museum commemorates the history of the award-winning Days of '76 Celebration and rodeo.  The museum features exceptional displays of carriages, firearms, American Indian artifacts, and illustrates Deadwood’s enduring friendship with Buffalo Bill Cody.  The self-guided tour is anywhere from 45 minutes to two hours.  
1 hour
Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Adams House Museum Admission

The Historic Adams House, a fully restored Queen-Anne style mansion, recounts the tragedies and triumphs of two of Deadwood's founding families. The stained glass windows, modern 19th century indoor plumbing and electricity, telephone service, and original furnishings chronicle Deadwood’s transition from a raucous mining camp into a prosperous and technologically rich city.  The Adams House offers guided tours of the beautiful 1892 Victorian home.  The tour is approximately 45 minutes.  
1 hour