Big Thunder Gold Mine is a large attraction. It is the most complete mining experience in the Black Hills. The tour is in an original gold mine, takes approximately 1 hour and all participants experience a hands on presentation of the Gold Rush in the Black Hills from 1876 to 1914. 2 forms of gold panning are offered, claim tours offer participants to gold pan in a stream using classifiers, sluices and goldpans in a 4 hour experience on a Black Hills Federal Mining Claim. On site panning (gem or gold) is offered. Gold Guaranteed, gift shop carries gold panning supplies, rocks, rock items, jewelry & t shirts. Full service Bar & Grill with a full menu and low prices, wines & beer local flavor available 9am - 6pm April thru May, September & October. 8am - 8pm June, July & August.
Come Visit the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, one of America’s greatest private wilderness areas! Founded in 1988 by Dayton O. Hyde. See hundreds of wild mustangs and their foals roaming free across wind swept prairies. Travel back in time and view the rugged natural beauty of America as it was 100 years ago. Explore wild horse history and learn how important horses were to early man.
Experience a world where mystery, science, and comedy collide and the laws of nature seem to have gone completely berserk! You can stand on the wall, change height without moving up or down and feel the unexplained force of the mystery cabin! Allow extra time to excavate and crack open your own geode!
Crazy Horse Memorial is the world's largest mountain carving in progress, between Custer & Hill City on Hwy 16/385, The Crazy Horse Memorial Hwy. Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski & Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear officially started Crazy Horse Memorial June 3, 1948. The Memorial's mission is to honor the culture, tradition & living heritage of North American Indians.
Custer State Park is a 71,000 acre vacation paradise located south of Keystone. The park features 1,300 free roaming buffalo, the famous Needles Highway and Iron Mountain Road. Eight campgrounds with 330 sites, 50 camper cabins and four historic full service lodges with cabins, lodge and motel rooms. Explore lakes, streams, hiking, biking, and Park Naturalist programs.
Challenging, yet fun! The 18-hole mini golf course rises up a 50 foot steep hillside, and then descends back down the slope. The first and eighteenth holes are unified by a gold mining display and rushing water that flows over a waterwheel and into a millpond. Three types of artificial turf simulate fairways, sand traps and rough will add to the realistic experience that only Holy Terror can offer!
Visit and feel the splendor of the 1890 Victorian Schoolhouse in Keystone! Keystone was developed through the gold rush of the late 1890's. The Historical Keystone Museum houses displays of local Keystone history including mining and the making of Mt Rushmore collectibles. It also houses the collectibles of Carrie Ingalls of "Little House on the Prairie" fame. She lived most of her adult life in Keystone. The museum is free. The Keystone Historical Society manages the museum and the Keystone Historical Walking Tour with 21 sign sites throughout the community of Keystone. The walking tour is also free. Brochures available at the Chamber.
Beneath the watchful gaze of Mount Rushmore in the beautiful Black Hills sits the National Presidential Wax Museum. Visitors gain insight into our nation's democracy through life-size, realistic wax figures depicting our country's most shaping experiences in dramatic historical settings. Recapture the spirit of patriotism as you witness the evolution of American democracy represented by all 44 presidents. Enjoy a self-guided hour-long tour of 96 wax figures in this amazing collection.
Your family can enjoy over 100 popular farm animals in a clean, relaxed hands-on environment. This beautiful farm on the road to Mount Rushmore is a great place to play with, feed and even bottle feed some of the many friendly animals.
Are you ready to go wild? Then you are ready for Reptile Gardens. This is where you will find the world's most renowned collection of exotic reptiles which includes rare lizards, turtles, snakes, crocodiles, frogs and salamanders. We have rare birds, beautiful minerals, prehistoric fossils and botanical specimens. We have three shows featuring snakes, birds of prey, alligators and crocodiles. Every step is a new discovery. Every turn is another adventure. Every visit is a lifetime of memories. Open April 1st to November 30th. Located on Hwy 16 on the Road to Mount Rushmore.
Guided trail rides in small group setting from 1 hr. to 1/2 day and overnight trips on Black Hills National Forest. Open 7 days/week: Memorial Weekend through Sept. Only minutes from Keystone/Mt. Rushmore. Located one mile south of Crazy Horse Memorial on Hwy 385/16 at Heritage Village Village near Custer.
Find fun on all levels at the Black Hills' premier destination for family fun. Explore the beautiful stalactite-filled caverns on a Scenic Cave Tour into Rushmore Cave. If you love roller coasters, you will love the Rushmore Mountain Coaster, new for 2016. Discover the sensation of flying over treetops on the Soaring Eagle Zipline Ride, and test your shooting skills at the Gunslinger 7-D Interactive Ride. If you are looking for adventure, you will find it at Rush Mountain Adventure Park. Check our website, www.RushMtn.com, for more information and videos.
Open Labor Day. Cave Tours every 15 minutes. 5 Miles East of Keystone on Hwy 40.