Ever wanted to dine with a president? Mount Rushmore Concessions provides spectacular views of America's most famous presidents, while you enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. Located in the park at the base of America's "Shrine to Democracy," Mount Rushmore Concessions offers an unforgettable dining experience, a gift shop and an ice cream and fudge shop.
Full Service Restaurant & Lounge open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. Specializing in made to order steaks, ribs, burgers, wraps, salads & pasta. Kids menu. Enjoy a game of pool or darts & entertainment on weekends in our lounge. Visit our original 1880 back bar and enjoy a seat on our covered patio or outdoor deck. Free delivery to local hotels and take-out available.
Dine outdoors in a peaceful garden setting with a beautiful view of Mt. Rushmore. Ride the scenic chairlift up to find waterfalls, walking paths, panoramic views, and thousands of flowers in granite-bordered beds. The open-air café offers salads, grilled-to-order burgers and other sandwiches, ice cream, and ice-cold beer. Everyone enjoys “a table with a view”! Guests may choose to ride the chairlift back down, or to take a sled down the exciting alpine slide.
Locally owned coffee and dessert bar in the Keystone Mall. 7AM - 3PM May through September. Later hours in June and July.
Best pizza in town! We deliver to your room! Fresh, homemade pizza, combined with your favorite toppings to create your own perfect pizza. We serve salads, sandwiches, Buffalo Hot Wings, beer, wine, assorted soft drinks. Look for our lunch special. Located in the middle of the Keystone Mall on Hwy 16A.
Imagine visiting an Ice Age museum filled with huge fossils as they were uncovered! Imagine walking the edges of a 26,000 year old sinkhole where mammoths, bears, lions and wolves once walked. See exhibits such as a full-sized Columbian mammoth replica, a walk-in bone shelter and skeletons of now extinct carnivores - the giant short-faced bear and the American lion. A kid's activity area offers young scientists hands-on learning while one floor below the laboratory windows provide a "behind the scenes" glimpse of the scientific work conducted on-site. The Mammoth Site is open year around with guided tours. Self-guided tours are available in Dutch, English, French, German, Russian, Italian and Japanese. Call us for group rates.
The South Dakota State Railroad Museum showcases the machinery, the people, the mythology and the pure joy of perhaps the most romantic mode of transportation ever built with railroad memorabilia, scale model trains, and interactive displays for all ages! Located next to the famous 1880 Train in Hill City.
Available mid-May to mid-September
50 minute guided bus tour of Ellsworth Air Force Base
Bus Tour Requirements
Valid Drivers License, Military ID, Passport or State issued ID required for passengers 18 and older. Bus tours are conducted on EAFB. Due to security requirements all bus tour guests will be required to pass a security check before being allowed to go on the base. Tour is not handicapped accessible, guests must be able descend and climb 30 stairs.
Ride, slide, zip, climb or stroll! Cruise the 2000-ft. Alpine Slide in wheeled sled. Chairlift up to wander flower-lined pathways & dine at Garden Cafe with view of Mt. Rushmore. Thrill to a speedy flight on 800-ft. Zipline. Challenge the Aerial Adventure Park’s suspended ladders, ropes, zip lines, & bridges.
The best way to see Mt. Rushmore is by helicopter. Rushmore Helicopters offers 6 tour packages ranging from $49 per person to $229 per person. Sites that can be seen include Black Elk Peak, Custer State Park, Crazy Horse Monument, Cathedral Spires, Needles Highway & so much more.