Ride through the Black Hills on an authentic steam engine! The 1880 offers several different routes.
Go to: www.1880train.com to look at the routes and purchase tickets.
Rush Mountain Adventure Park
This park is right across the road from us, located at 13622 Hwy 40 Keystone, SD 57751. The park offers family fun for all ages. From riding the Rushmore Mountain Coaster, Wingwalker Challenge Course, to Gunslinger 7-D Interactive Ride or exploring the Rushmore Cave, and so much more.
To find out more information or to purchase tickets go to: www.rushmtn.com
Rushmore Tramway Adventures
Take the family and spend the day in amongst the tall pines of the Black Hills. This park is loaded with action, choose from an aerial adventure, Alpine Slide, scenic chair lift, 800ft ZipLine, a free fall jump tower, Tubing Hill and Mountain Top Grill.
For more information and pricing go to: www.rushmoretramwayadventures.com
Big Thunder Gold Mine
Tour the mining museum, hosting the largest collection of equipment and artifacts in the Black Hills. You can also try your hand at panning for real Black Hills gold!
Go to www.bigthundermin.com for ticket pricing and more information.
Located at: 604 Blair Street, Keystone SD 57751
Located at 8955 S Hwy 16, Rapid City, SD. The World's Largest Reptile Collection! Spend the day with giant tortuous, prairie dogs, and Cheyanne the Bald Eagle or walk among the 50,000 flowers and tropical orchids of the botanical gardens.
Check their website out for more information: www.reptilegardens.com
Buffalo Safari Jeep Tours
Take an exciting off road adventure into the wildlife on a jeep safari tour. Your guide will take you on an unforgettable ride through free roaming buffalo, burros, big horn sheep, and prairie dogs. This Jeep Tour is located in Custer State Park and takes approximately 1.5-2 hrs.
For booking go to: www.blackhillsbadlands.com/business/buffalo-safari-jeep-tours.com
Dahl's Chainsaw Art
Visit the "Carvers In The Hills," brothers Jarrett and Jordan Located in Keystone, Hill City, and Deadwood, SD. Open art gallery, family fun and entertainment. Beautiful and creative chainsaw art, live demo's daily.
Located at: 121 Roy Street, Keystone SD
Check their website out for more information: www.dahlschainsawart.com
Black Hills Aerial Adventures
Experience the thrill of the Black Hills and the Badlands, tours starting at $49.00. Rides are available 9am-dusk, Breathtaking views of Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Black Elk Peak, Cathedral Spires and the Needles, Custer State Park, and Badlands National Park.
Call 605-673-2163, or go to www.coptertours.com for more information.
The National Presidential Wax Museum
Visit over 100 wax figures, while experiencing history like never before. Explore the stories behind each figure on a self guided audio tour. Give a speech from a teleprompter podium in a spot-on recreation of the White House press briefing room! You'll also find other exibits including original paintings by Harvey Dunn, original Florida voting booths from the 2000 presidential election, to name a few.
Located at: 609 Hwy 16A Keystone, SD
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
The Ranch at Keystone is only about 8 miles from Mt. Rushmore. Plan a day adventure visiting George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln! Walk the presidential trail, join a junior ranger camp, or visit the Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center. You can even top off your day with lunch and ice cream at Carver's Marketplace.
Crazy Horse Memorial
Crazy Horse is located at the center of the Black Hills. The mission of Crazy Horse Memorial is to protect and preserve the culture, tradition and living heritage of the North American Indians. Spend the day exploring one of South Dakotas largest mountains, soaking up the rich history of the lands and the native people.
Go to www.crazyhorsememorial.org to plan your visit.
Bad Lands National Park
The Lakota people were the first to call the land "mako sica" or land bad. The extreme temperatures, rugged terrain and lack of water led to it's name. It's rugged beauty now attracts travelers from all around the world. The park's 244,000 acers is protected lands to several species of wildlife today. If you are looking to get the full experience of the park it takes about 2 days, where if you just want to stop by to check out a few highlights, it takes about 2 hours minimum. The park is open 7 days a week, 24hrs a day.
Go to www.nps.gov for more information.
Wind Cave National Park
Wind Cave is one of the worlds longest and most complex caves. The Native American Indians have know about this cave for centuries, and for many tribes it is a sacred place. The cave is known for it's barometric winds at the entrance and the box work formations that are rarely found anywhere else in the world. The mission of Wind Cave Park is to preserve and protect natural resources.
Go to www.nps.gov/wica/index.htm to plan your exploration.
Devils Tower National Monument
An astonishing geological feature that protrudes out of the prairie surrounding the Black Hills. Today, Devils Tower is one of the best rock climbing areas in North America. There's a deep rooted history and many stories amongst the Native American Indians about the origination and use of the tower. For several tribes the area is still used as a sacred site today. Visitors will observe prayer cloths attached to trees throughout the park, especially along towers trail. Please do not touch or disturb these cloths.
For more information go to www.nps.gov/deto/index.htm
Custer State Park
Custer is one of the nations largest state parks coming in at 71,000 acers. Nestled just outside the city of Custer, SD making this destination about 22 miles, or 40 minutes from The Ranch at Keystone. It truly is a must see that host mesmerizing scenic drives, historic sites, lakes, campgrounds and an abundance of wildlife. Swimming is allowed at the park's 5 lakes, as well as fishing.
Go to www.blackhillsbadlands.com to find out more information on the options and events at Custer State Park.
Black Hills National Forest
Black Hills Forest is approximately 45 min drive from The Ranch at Keystone. The words "Black Hills" come from the Lakota words Paha Sapa, meaning "the hills that are black." Due to the pines that cover the hills, from a distance they appear black. President Grover Cleveland established the Black Hills National Forest in 1897 as the Black Hills National Reserve. There are 1.2 million acers of public land managed by the USDA Forest Service. The forest is used for recreation, livestock grazing, timber harvest, to name a few. For visitors looking for recreation there is 30 campgrounds, two scenic byways, 1300 miles of streams, 13,605 acers of wilderness and over 450 miles of trails.
For more info go to: www.blackhillsbadlands.com/parks-monuments/black-hills-national-forest for more details.
Grapes & Grinds
Coffee shop and wine bar. Free wine tasting all day, bagels, pastries and expresso. This place has a pet friendly patio with watering station, a large lawn and playground for the kids. Free WIFI.
Next door to the Presidential Wax Museum.
609 HWY 16A Keystone SD
Powder House Restaurant
Located in Keystone, South Dakota, only about 4 miles from Mt. Rushmore. Offering nightly Prime Rib, wild game, pasta, seafood and a full kids menu. Highly rated for its food and atmosphere. Indoor and outdoor dining. The Powder House is also known for its great wines and craft beer.
Jane's Boardwalk Pizza
A local favorite pizzeria in Keystone. Serving up a full menu of pizza, calzones, wings, salads, sandwiches, hot dogs, polish dogs, ice cream, beer and soda.
Ruby House Restaurant
Step back in time and relax in our 1900's style dining room. Enjoy delicious, prime- rib, steak, sea food, buffalo steak and a full service bar! Also offers a full kids menu.
Lintz Brothers Restaurant
Pizza with personality. Rated #1 in Hermosa, SD. Offering an extensive pizza menu list with a family friendly atmosphere.
Lazy R Bar and Grill, Hermosa, SD
A friendly neighborhood bar and grill. Local beer on tap, and affordable prices.
Built in 1886 this historic landmark has a reputation for fine dining. Family owed and operated for 3 decades. The lunch menu boast ethnic European and contemporary dishes. The famous evening menu features filet minion and homemade desserts that are as beautiful as they are tasty.
Drinks with Friends
Que Pasa Cantina- Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar
Door Dash available! Rapid City's best tequila selection!
502 Main Street - Rapid City, SD 57701
Murphy's Pub and Grill
Enjoy a cocktail and a massive game of connect four, they offer a unique blend of pub style food.
510 9th StreetRapid City, SD 57701
Steakhouse FLYT by Alpine Inn
Open Daily 6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
372 Main Street
Deadwood, South Dakota
Prairie Edge Trading Co. &Galleries
Authentic Native American Art and much more
606 Main St, Rapid City, SD 57701-2736
Check their website out for more information: www.prairieedge.com
If you happen to forget anything like tennis shoes, or need a night out on the town outfit, this is a small but functional mall for basic needs.
2200 N Maple
Rapid City, SD 57701
Check their website out for more information: www.rushmoremall.com
The Empire Mall
A Simon owned mall with some higher end shopping such as Coach and Kate Spade along with plenty of your basic needs stores.
5000 W Empire Mall, Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Rushmore Mountain Taffy
Located at the base of Mount Rushmore
Taffy made fresh daily at the shop, gift packs available!
203 Winter St Keystone SD 57751
Check their website out for more information: www.rushmoremountaintaffy.com
Area Events and Festivals
11th Annual Black Hills Round Up Ranch Rodeo and Events
Black Hills Round Up Cattle Drive
Black Hills Area Largest Firework Show
Black Hills Roundup Grounds
301 Roundup St.
Belle Fourche, SD 57717
Sturgis Rally 2022
Aug 5th-14th 2021
The world's Largest biker party on the planet!
Check their website out for more information: www.rallysturgis.com
Buffalo RoundUp and Arts Festival
Annual Custer State Park Buffalo Round Up