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Mount Rushmore Black Hills 7-Hour Scenic Tour with Lunch

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Black HillsIts pine forests and granite peaks are an oasis born of silent centuries. The Black Hills is one of the oldest mountain ranges in North America, its once-towering peaks eroded to perhaps half their original height.Stop At: Crazy Horse MemorialYou 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. Duration: 1 hour 35 minutesStop At: Custer State ParkNext, travel into Custer State Park which is one of the World’s Top Ten Wildlife Destinations. It 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.Duration: 2 hours 30 minutesStop At: Mount Rushmore National MemorialYour final destination will be Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Take in the scenery and exhibits 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. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Mount Rushmore National MemorialCarver's Marketplace ~ Included Lunch – Food-court style café at Mt. Rushmore offers visitors multiple food stations with exhibition kitchens, designed to satisfy every guest. Carver’s Marketplace offers beef or bison burgers, Lemon Pepper Chicken, Wojapi Wrap, Chef Salad, Baked Tilapia, hearty Buffalo Stew and more. Specific diet needs? Always options for gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, food allergies. Duration: 45 minutes

$160 Day Trips & Excursions

Black Hills Monument Tour

This tour gives you the option to be picked up at your home, campground or hotel within the city limits of Rapid City, and departs at 9am. While in transit, you will have the option to watch an informative video about the Black Hills and all the great sites you don't want to miss. These luxury limousines are always stocked with complimentary drinks and snacks.You will arrive in Keystone at approximately 9:45am for a brief stop to enjoy a little shopping.Next, the tour will depart for the Black Hills which is home to the world famous Mt. Rushmore, our nation's "Shrine of Democracy". Your guide will give you a brief history of the mountain carving, and set you on your way to explore the monument's museum, gift shop and sweets parlor, where you can taste the first ever recipe for ice cream, created by our nation's second president, Thomas Jefferson!The tour will depart Mt. Rushmore at 11:30am for a scenic 30 minute drive to the world's largest mountain carving in progress, Crazy Horse Memorial. This towering sculpture honors our Native American ancestors and offers a museum, expansive viewing decks, a short film highlighting the timeline of this amazing work of art, and the Crazy Horse gift shop.Upon departing the Crazy Horse Memorial, we'll journey to the "Heart of the Hills", Hill City. This sleepy center of the Black Hills has transformed into a top destination, offering many unique art galleries, t-shirt shops, and an official Harley Davidson memorabilia store.Hill City is renowned for it's friendly local business owners, many who have been there for generations.A 30 minute return to Rapid City will have you arriving at approximately 4pm. Avoid the crowded buses and vans and experience these top Black Hills destinations in the luxury and comfort of a stretch limousine!

$50 Holiday & Seasonal Tours

Mt Rushmore Lighting Ceremony

Our stretch limousine will pick you up at your home, hotel or campground within the city limits of Rapid City. Depending on number and location of travelers, pickup times will be between 7:00pm and 8:00pm local (MDT) time. We will depart Rapid City no later than 8:00pm local time. Start with a scenic 40-minute drive to Mt Rushmore. At the base of Mt Rushmore lies the historic town of Keystone, where we'll return following the ceremony on the mountain. You will arrive at Mt Rushmore at approximately 8:40pm and make your way to the beautiful outdoor amphitheater. The program starts promptly at 9:00pm with an informative presentation from a national park ranger, followed by an inspirational film about the carving of Mt Rushmore and the people who created this amazing sculpture. Following the film, there is a tribute to military veterans attending the presentation. The program concludes with the National Anthem and the lighting of the mountain.At approximately 9:45pm, you will depart Mt Rushmore for a short 10 minute drive to Keystone, where you will have an opportunity to browse the unique shops and sweets stores or make a stop at the Red Garter Saloon for some adult refreshments and a little live entertainment from local performers. The tour departs from Keystone at 11:15pm for a 30 minute return to Rapid City, where you will be dropped off at your home, hotel, or campground at between 11:45pm and 12:15AM.The weather at Mt Rushmore can sometimes be unpredictable, so an umbrella and a light jacket is recommended.

$179 Outdoor Activities

Mount Rushmore and Black Hills Safari Tour from Rapid City

Private Safari Tour This is the one Black Hills guided tour you will want someone else to drive. The switchback roads are narrow with one-way tunnels, pigtail bridges and single lane roads. While driving this is not dangerous, you will need to concentrate on driving, and then you'd miss out on seeing the most iconic sights in the Hills. • Free pickup at Rapid City and Keystone Hotels and depart for your safari at 9am • Tour Mount Rushmore Monument and Crazy Horse Memorial for one hour each and then the top opens. The adventure begins. • Drive Iron Mountain Road (4 pigtails bridges-2 divided roads-3 one-way tunnels).  When we stop, you may stand and get exceptional views and photo ops.  • At Mount Coolidge Lookout (6,000 ft), below in the distance you will see Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse, the Needles and in the far prairie the famous Badlands. • Take a slow drive along the Needles Highway (amazing granite spires jutting into the sky). With stops at Needle's Eye, Cathedral Spires and at several turnouts for photo ops . . . and of course the 'best' tunnel in the Hills . . . Tunnel #5. Keep your camera ready there can be wildlife popping up at any time.  • Stopping mid-day at the beautiful Sylvan Lake for a rest stop and some photos. • A picnic lunch is provided at Stockade Lake. (Beer/wine for 21+ guests available On Request)  • Then it's off to tour the largest State Park in the U.S -- Custer State Park. The tour will then drive the 19 mile Wildlife Loop stopping for photos of wildlife (prairie dogs, deer, elk, antelope, wild burros and more). And don't forget there are over 1,400 North American Bison (buffalo) scattered throughout the parks 110 square miles. When the tour drives up next to a buffalo you can stand and look down on it safely from only a few feet away . . . Fun! • After visiting the State Game Lodge (Summer White House for Presidents Coolidge and Eisenhower) and the new Custer Park Information Center you will be returned to your hotel between 6pm and 7pm.

$150 Day Trips & Excursions

Deadwood and Sturgis Nightlife Tour

Take a luxurious limousine out for an evening visit to the home of old west, historic Deadwood. Followed by dinner and shopping in the town synonymous with the motorcycling capital of the world, Sturgis South Dakota.The tour starts with  luxury limousine pick up at 4:00pm in Rapid City where you will immediately start your scenic drive to the historic city of Deadwood. Upon arrival in Deadwood you will visit the Days of '76 Museum. From there you will have the opportunity to visit the historic Main St. area where you can experience the sights and sounds of the old west era and stop in at the casinos, bars, unique shops and sweets stores. At 8:30pm, your tour will head to the famed city of Sturgis, which is home of the world's largest biker event held every August and attended by bike enthusiasts from all over the world. Your first stop will be the Knuckle Saloon and Brewery for dinner and afterwards you will have the opportunity to stroll through the Sturgis shops, brimming with biker memorabilia, t-shits and maybe have a look in some of the famous biker bars.The tour retursn back to Rapid City at 10:30pm for a quick 30 minute transfer to your home or hotel.

$195 Cultural & Theme Tours

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

The magnificent Mount Rushmore National Memorial starts your tour, see the famous faces! Our guide will prepare you for entry with some historic facts about the monument’s creation before seeing it for yourselves! Enjoy the museum, gift and sweet shops, even try Thomas Jefferson’s famous ice cream. Next stop is Crazy Horse Memorial, to be the worlds largest manmade monument! Learn about the Native American History and the phenomenal carving of this towering monument. Leaving Crazy Horse, we continue our scenic drive into Custer State Park to see Sylvan Lake, drive scenic Needles Highway and enjoy a picnic lunch. Onwards to the wildlife loop to see its famous inhabitants; North American bison, deer, pronghorn, prairie dogs, elk, burros and a variety of birds are all commonly spotted! Our journey home takes us through Iron Mountain Road, famous for its “pigtail” bridges and numerous rock tunnels blasted to frame Mount Rushmore as we drive through them!We finish the day at about 4:30pm with return to your accommodation. Lunch Included, as well as all park and monument entrance fees.