Located near Mt. Rushmore National Monument and Crazy Horse Memorial, the locomotive offers a western experience like no other. Feel the power. Hear the bellow of the engine and the whine of the whistle as it winds it's way through the scenic hills between Hill City and Keystone... and back again.
Adams Museum & House, was built in Deadwood, South Dakota, United States, in 1930 by Deadwood businessman and former mayor W.E. Adams as a tribute to the Black Hills pioneers and in remembrance of his deceased first wife and two daughters.
The rugged beauty of the Badlands draws visitors from around the world. These striking geologic deposits contain one of the world’s richest fossil beds. Ancient mammals such as the rhino, horse, and saber-toothed cat once roamed here. The park’s 244,000 acres protect an expanse of mixed-grass prairie where bison, bighorn sheep, prairie dogs, and black-footed ferrets live today.
No matter your age, you can't stop smiling when you ride with Black Hills Aerial Adventures. It's the peaceful thrill of soaring over the pine-covered Black Hills. Or looking down on the otherworldly Badlands landscape. The ride, customers tell us, is surprisingly smooth. As you lift off, there's no jolt. The ground gently falls away, and you suddenly realize you are airborne. Another surprise – it’s amazingly real. Highway 385 is between your feet. You feel you could reach out and touch the stony face of Crazy Horse. This is not some hi-res movie.
909 Old Hill City Road, Keystone, SD, United States
At the studio Peter Hopkins & Gail Damin create art glass by using blowpipes to gather molten glass from a 2000 degree furnace. The hot glass is blown and tooled to create vases, bowls, goblets, and paperweights in an array of form and color. They also lampwork figurines, animals, flowers, ornaments by using a torch to melt glass rods and tubes. Visitors can often see the blowing process or lampworking technique. On location, a beautiful selection of art glass and figurines is displayed for your shopping pleasure.
Over a span of 14 years, 360 gold miners-turned-craftsmen carved a rough granite mountain into a polished national treasure, known today as Mount Rushmore. Today, in dozens of intricate steps, our craftspeople carry on this tradition of quality and excellence with every piece of Mt. Rushmore Black Hills Gold and diamond jewelry. There are many steps involved in the handcrafting of a single delicate design. Each piece is cast, shaped, ground, polished, soldered, cleaned, wriggled and engraved by our skilled artisans. Take a fascinating FREE tour through our jewelry factory to watch up-close and learn the details of how gold jewelry is made. During the tour you'll see the ancient process of lost-wax casting and how diamonds are cast in molten gold! Tours are arranged to fit your schedule and we're conveniently located on your way to Mount Rushmore!
We want to share our passion for saving horses with you. When you visit the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, we know you’ll see the beauty in each and every American mustang, Choctaw pony, Curly mustang, and Spanish Mustang. Come see them all!
Our mission is to provide the best family-friendly western experience in the Black Hills. We want our guests to feel like family - to kick back and enjoy our unique western setting. We will provide this western experience through our beautiful ranch location, horse rides, activities, friendly and helpful staff as well as tasty cowboy dinner and authentic cowboy music show. We and our staff will strive to become better in our work and in ourselves by following the Code of the West exampled by the cowboys of years gone by- honesty, integrity, fairness, respect, quality and going the extra mile. This is our brand - this is what we stand for - this is the Circle B Chuckwagon!
Our Cosmos guides will take you on a truly unique adventure that could be the most entertaining and unforgettable experience your family will witness in the Black Hills, and possibly in the entire universe! You may even remember being here as a kid and want to bring your children back to the place you visited as a child. Yes, this is the same place! Our tour consists of a myriad of demonstrations designed to boggle the mind and show the awesome power of the Cosmos "force". From people changing heights on level platforms to water flowing uphill, to sitting on the wall. The Cosmos is sure to amaze and astonish the mind!
Custer State Park in the Black Hills encompasses 71,000 acres of spectacular terrain and an abundance of wildlife. Outdoor activities include hiking 7,242-foot Harney Peak, mountain biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, fishing, chuckwagon suppers and jeep rides to see the bison.
The Days of ’76 began as a way to honor Deadwood’s first pioneers - the prospectors, miners, muleskinners and madams who poured into the Black Hills in 1876 to settle the gold-filled gulches of Dakota Territory. Since the first celebration in 1924, the Days of ‘76 has grown into a legendary annual event with a historic parade and an award-winning PRCA rodeo.
The Days of ’76 museum began informally, as a repository for the horse drawn wagons and stage coaches, carriages, clothing, memorabilia and archives generated by the Celebration.
In 1990 Don Clowser installed his collection of important Old West Pioneer and American Indian artifacts, archives, firearms and archives into the pole barn that was the museum. Added to what was recognized as the largest collection of horse-drawn vehicles in the state, it became clear that the Days of ’76 Museum needed a new home.
In 2004 the board of the Days of ‘76 Museum, was supported with a $3,000,000 gift from the City of Deadwood.
A geologic feature protrudes out of the rolling prairie that surrounds the Black Hills. The site is considered Sacred to the Lakota and other tribes that have a connection to the area. Hundreds of parallel cracks make it one of the finest traditional crack climbing areas in North America. Devils Tower entices us to explore and define our place in the natural and cultural world.
Dinosaur Park is located at 940 Skyline Drive on 20 acres and is home to historic life-sized concrete dinosaur figures. It is a very popular destination for tourists and local residents alike. The Park also includes a restroom and gift shop which is open from May 31st through September 6th. Skyline Drive is a scenic roadway that runs along the hogback ridge that divides Rapid City geographically east and west. The dinosaur figures, constructed in the late 1930's, are listed on the Register of Historic Places.
Evans Plunge (named after its builder Fred Evans), was built in 1890 over the numerous small, sparkling springs and one Mammoth spring of mineral water. Originally, Evans Plunge and the other mineral baths in Hot Springs were sought as a cure-all for a multitude of illnesses.
Seven (7) days a week, mid-May through mid-October, we offer our original Chuckwagon Supper followed by a great music variety show. We welcome you, your family, and groups of any kind, including bus tours, international travelers or family reunions - anyone seeking a western experience with good food and family fun for everyone!
Routed through the Black Hills terrain and located within minutes of Rapid City, the Red Rock golf course features lush fairways, surrounded by native grasses and tall Ponderosa pine trees. Dramatic elevation changes, links-style bunkers and USGA specification greens characterize the 7,000-yd, par-72 championship golf course. The Golf Club at Red Rock has been designed to provide an exceptional Black Hills golf experience to both the casual golfers and the more demanding payer. With a minimum of four tee placements per hole, players of all levels can enjoy a challenging and exhilarating world-class golf experience at the Golf Club at Red Rock.
Rapid City's premier golf facility. Hart Ranch is nestled against the foothills of ponderosa pine creating a beautiful Black Hills golfing resort. Hart Ranch's 18-hole championship Golf course, located just outside Rapid City, is perfect for golfers of all ages and ability levels. After becoming an 18-Hole Golf Course in 1995, Hart Ranch has hosted numerous Black Hills Tournaments and South Dakota State Championship events. Come visit us and enjoy a memorable Black Hills golfing experience, including our PGA Family Course program. Hart Ranch is where award-winning design provides both the novice and the scratch handicapper a memorable and genuine Black Hills golfing experience. Open to the public, we invite you to come and play!
Immerse yourself within the third longest cave in the world. With over 168 miles of mapped and surveyed passages, this underground wilderness appeals to human curiosity. Its splendor is revealed through fragile formations and glimpses of brilliant color. Its maze of passages lure explorers, and its scientific wealth remains a mystery. This resource is truly a jewel in the National Park Service.
The Journey Museum takes you on an incredible trek through time, from the violent upheaval that formed the mystical Black Hills over 2.5 billion years ago to the continuing saga of the Western Frontier. The Journey Museum brings together four major prehistoric and historic collections to tell the complete story of the Western Great Plains - from the perspective of the Lakota people and the pioneers who shaped its past, to the scientists who now study it.
Located in the heart of Downtown Rapid City, Main Street Square is a fun-filled public space that features special events, arts and culture, live concerts, seasonal ice skating and interactive fountains. Surrounded by the City of Presidents, boutiques, eateries and galleries, Main Street Square is a destination the whole family can enjoy.
Near the old railroad depot on Sherman Street in Deadwood
Walk in the footsteps of the past, explore the outdoors, or simply enjoy a stroll! Imagine a path where the ghosts of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane still roam; where bicyclists, hikers and horseback riders can explore spruce and ponderosa pine forests; and the very young, the very old and people of all abilities can enjoy. The George S. Mickelson Trail, in the heart of the beautiful Black Hills, was completed in September of 1998. Its gentle slopes and easy access allow people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the beauty of the Black Hills. Much of the trail passes through National Forest Land, but there are parts of the trail that pass through privately owned land, where trail use is restricted to the trail only.
Located next door to Prairie Berry Winery in Hill City, Miner Brewing produces craft beers that are traditional in nature, highlighted with local and regional ingredients to make them distinctively “South Dakota”.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial is visited by nearly three million people each year that come to marvel at the majestic beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota and learn about the birth, growth, development and preservation of the country. From the history of the first inhabitants to the diversity of America today, Mount Rushmore brings visitors face to face with the rich heritage we all share.
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute is a modest but incredible natural history museum. Natural history enthusiasts can rest assured; you will find something unique in this treasure trove of amazing dinosaurs, fossils, minerals and collectibles from all over the world.
The Museum offers world-class displays of rare fossils and minerals emphasizing the geology of the region. Our website provides the details you'll need about hours, directions, educational tours, family events, and exciting field trips that are open to the public. We welcome families, tour groups, and anyone with an interest in geology and paleontology. There's something here for everyone.
The concept behind the National Museum of Woodcarving is to display some of the best woodcarvings in the nation for the public to see and appreciate. You'll find an entire gallery dedicated to prominent wood carvings by noted woodcarvers and woodcarving groups. Over 70 woodcarvers have crafted thier own unique pieces for display in the National Museum Gallery.
Pactola Reservoir is located 15 miles west of Rapid City. It is the largest and deepest reservoir in the Black Hills, boasting 14 miles of shoreline and 150 foot depths on 800 acres. The Bureau of Reclamation manages the dam and water. Record lake trout are caught each year. Large brown trout are caught in Rapid Creek above and below the reservoir. Facilities include a full service marina with seasonal, monthly and daily slips, gasoline, oil, groceries, food service, shower and laundry. Forest facilities include an 88 unit campground, a group campground, swim beach, picnic areas, two boat launches, a paved accessible trail, day use trails and portions of both the Centennial and Deerfield trails. Fly fishing below the spillway is exceptional. A National Forest visitor center on the south side of the dam is open seasonally and provides visitors with information about the building of the dam and forest management.
Join us here at Palmer Gulch Stables for guided trail rides into the Norbeck Wildlife Preserve & Black Elk Wilderness Area. Our horses are well fed, happy, and ready to show you the beautiful South Dakota West. Dakota Badland Outfitters have been guiding trail rides for the past 22 summers. Our guides are experienced and eager to ride, and our facilities are first rate.
Sandi Vojta, Prairie Berry’s fifth generation winemaker, is continuing that tradition. She’s taken the wild wines that have been part of her family for generations and wowed judges, wine connoisseurs and the neighbors down the road. She’s proven time and again that good wine may start with a chokecherry bush along a canyon or a wild plum shrub along a country road in South Dakota as well as a big name vineyard in California.
Founded in 1937 by our reptile loving patriarch, Earl Brockelsby, Reptile Gardens has steadily grown to one of the most popular South Dakota attractions, drawing crowds from all over the Midwest and beyond. We are the largest reptile zoo in the world, housing more species of reptiles than any other zoo or wild animal park.
Venture into the world of Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor of Mount Rushmore, from the blasting of the stone to the grandeur of the "Seated Lincoln." On the tour you will meet the artist, his family and the famous people who were his friends. Stand alongside the full-sized eye of Lincoln, an exact replica of the eye on the mountain. Step back in time as our exclusive film, narrated by Senator Tom Daschle, takes you and Borglum to the top of the monument on the cable car. Discover what motivated Gutzon Borglum and why he began at age 60 what men half his age wouldn't attempt.
Rushmore Cave is a natural adventure park located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, very close to Mount Rushmore. Discover new sensations by flying over treetops on the Soaring Eagle Zipline Ride , test your shooting skills at the Gunslinger 7-D Interactive Ride. ; explore the beautiful stalactite filled caverns on a Scenic Cave Tour and be amazed at the rock formation process created by nature millions of years ago.; or for more extreme fun, go spelunking on our Xpedition Adventure Tour.
Come enjoy a Black Hills’ destination that has it all - no matter what your age, this attraction truly offers a special experience for everyone. Whether you are an adventurous youngster (or just “young at heart”) looking for a thrilling alpine slide ride, or a sightseer looking for a relaxing ride to a beautiful lunch location, this is the place for you.
There is no better way to experience the beauty of the Black Hills than from the tranquil waters of Sheridan Lake. With over 7 ½ miles of heavily forested shoreline, this 383 acre lake offers superb fishing, hiking, boating and a vacation experience that your family will not soon forget! Our full-service marina offers boat rentals, bait & fishing tackle, convenience foods and outdoor equipment to help you make the most of your day on the lake. Come, unwind and experience the best of the central Black Hills!
Scientists tell us that Spearfish Canyon was formed 30 to 60 million years ago. Originally, a great sea covered this area. When the waters started to subside, the canyon was carved out by water eroding away the softer rock. The land was also pushed up from underneath by volcanic action. After many years, the water carved out the channel we have come to call "Spearfish Canyon".Spearfish Canyon is full of Ponderosa and Spruce Pine trees, giving it a "full of life" feeling no matter what time of year you visit. The pine trees are adept at finding any little crevice or crack and putting down roots. Some of them look as if they are growing right out of the rocks themselves! The banks of Spearfish Creek support Aspen, Birch and Oak trees (among others), which are primarily responsible for the golden yellow Fall colors the Spearfish Canyon is so famous for. In the Fall time, some of the mountains get bands and rifts of yellow just like the miners find gold in the rich gold veins of the Black
Located in the northern Black Hills of South Dakota, the Sanctuary sits on 200 acres of rocky, forested terrain. It is currently home to over 360 animals of 40 different species. It is currently home to over 60 carnivores, including tigers, leopards, African lions, cougars, black and brown bears, wolf-hybrids and coyotes. It is also home to a myriad of domestic animals consisting of dogs, cats, pigs, goats, sheep, donkeys, horses, cows, bison, emus, parrots, peacocks, chickens and geese.
Storybook Island, 1301 Sheridan Lake Rd, Rapid City, SD 57702, USA
Storybook Island is an admission free children's theme park that will be open starting Memorial Day weekend through through Labor Day Weekend from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily unless we have to close due to weather.
Rich in history and natural beauty, Sylvan Lake holds the designation as Custer State Park's crown Jewel. The lake was created in 1881 when Theodore Reder built a dam across Sunday Gulch. In 1921, this unique lake became a part of the newly-created Custer State Park.
Swaying prairie grasses, forested hillsides, and an array of wildlife such as bison, elk, and prairie dogs welcome visitors to one of our country’s oldest national parks and one of its few remaining intact prairies. Secreted beneath is one of the world’s longest caves, Wind Cave. Named for barometric winds at its entrance, this complex labyrinth of passages contains a unique formation – boxwork.
The Alpine Inn has been noted in several national & international publications for its friendly, homey atmosphere steeped in mellow old world charm and its delicious meals. The luncheon menu boasts both ethnic European and contemporary dishes. The famous streamlined evening menu features filet mignon and homemade desserts that are just as aesthetically pleasing to the eye as the pallet!
Located in Keystone, South Dakota, the home of Mt. Rushmore, BaRLee's Food and Drink is a full service bar and restaurant that offers a wide range of scrumptious food and beverages. With more than 16 years of experience in the restaurant business, we pride ourselves on bringing you top-notch food and service every time you visit us.
We offer a full menu with a large variety of dishes for the entire family. Sandwiches, Steaks, Prime Rib and seafood entrees are available all day long. Salads and wraps are also available as well as our homemade Pizza! Our full bar offers a large variety of beer, wine and cocktails. Everything on the menu is available to go, including beer and wine!
Come in and experience the Bumpin Buffalo restaurant and check out our historic 1890's Brunswick-Balke-Collender Back Bar. We offer great food, beer, wine, daily specials and the best atmosphere in the Heart of the Hills. The Bumpin Buffalo is the restaurant of choice. We are non smoking and families are absolutely welcome! When the weather is good try out our covered patio. If your traveling the hills stop at our sister location in Lead.
The food-court style café at Mount Rushmore offers visitors multiple food stations with exhibition kitchens, designed to satisfy every guest. Whether seeking something as simple as an espresso and freshly baked cinnamon bun, or a full course meal, guests can enjoy their selections inside near the expansive Dakota slate fireplace or on the Grandview Terrace on a bright summer’s day, all in full view of the memorial.
850 Chute Rooster Dr, Hill City, SD, United States
The Chute Rooster Steakhouse Restaurant and Lounge opened in 1971. It is an original ranch barn, refurbished and dedicated to cowboys, past and present. The term “Chute Rooster” is a cowboy reference to rodeo- wise-guys, who perch on the top of the chutes and know just how everything should be done and don’t mind telling about it. We invite you to browse, relax, and visit with us. We want you to see our hayloft with the original hay track; the dance hall for square dancing and barn dances. We hope you enjoy our historical site, which is listed in the State and National Historical register.
Owned by the Beshara family since June of 1981, the Colonial House Restaurant and Bar has become a local staple for the comfort foods we crave most. Prepared with finesse unique to the Rapid City restaurant, the Colonial House mission is about feeding more than mouths, it's about warming the heart and soul.
We believe in supporting our local artisans and staying connected to our Black Hills community. At a time when the area is growing and expanding, we're striving to keep the flavor of the region alive. Inspired by the history of this area, both the aesthetics of the building and the diversity of the menu are true to our local roots, something no nation-wide franchise can duplicate. Certainly, there are other steakhouses out there, but none like ours. From the first design to the actual construction, we've focused on creating a balance between upscale dining and a casual atmosphere-crafting a chic steakhouse where the kids are welcome too.
he Firehouse Brewing Company resides within Rapid City's first Firehouse which was built in 1915. We offer a full service restaurant and bar with indoor and outdoor dining. Come experience a vibrant atmosphere with live entertainment every evening during the summer. Enjoy the musical talents of local artists every night in our beer garden in addition to live theatre most Friday and Saturday evenings at the Firehouse Brewing Theatre.
Stressed out from too much vacation? Grab a seat on our patio! With our diverse menu there is something for everyone. While you’re deciding, sample our local and regional beers or one of our refreshing house cocktails. This is your time to enjoy friends and family – so relax! And leave the rest to us.
With 33 constantly rotating taps of beer, you will always find something new and exciting to try at the Independent Ale House--but don't wait too long! Many of our beers are seasonal or small production, and once they're gone...let's just say we don't want you to live with regrets. Independent Ale House is now ready to satisfy more than your craft beer craving. We are now serving handcrafted pizzas--think Happy Hour with a focus on flavor, not frying.
Good times, good food, mixed drinks, winter time sports headquarters. Rated top 25 burger in Midwest and internationally recognized for great burgers. Open 7 days a week, year round. 38 TVs-NFL ticket. Fun room seats 70.
We have been open at our current location since September of 2005 and are doing great. I wanted this to be a place where family and friends can come and enjoy an excellent meal with an affordable price attached to it. We thank God, Charlie, the Hansons, and You every day for making Lintz Bros. Pizza a part of your family experience and look forward to seeing you again. Sincerely, Brian Lintz
The ultimate goal of the Millstone Family Restaurant’s is to give the best and friendliest service possible with an excellent homestyle meal served in a family atmosphere. We strive to deliver a quality product at a fair price. This way of going about business has been successful for over 25 years. We appreciate and are proud to serve the customers we have and look forward to getting to know the new one’s on a first name basis.
The partners at Slainte LLC got together in July of 2010 with the single mission of restoring and revitalizing Murphy’s, an iconic public house (pub) that enjoyed nearly eight decades as a staple in the downtown Rapid City bar scene. In order to ensure that Murphy’s is successful for decades to come our goal is simple; create a comfortable and inviting pub atmosphere that honors the rich history of the building, as well as provide a dynamic environment that has something for everyone; from the lawyers & doctors, to the electricians & plumbers that make the melting pot that makes Murphy’s such a success. In the days of social media, and cell phones we strive to be the place where you don’t even need to call your friends to meet up because you know they will already be there.
1415 N Lacrosse St #4, Rapid City, SD, United States
Philly Ted’s brings that big-city taste to the Black Hills at a great price. Everything is cooked fresh from fresh ingredients. Our cheesesteaks are authentic, grilled-to-order and made with real Cheez Whiz™—just like Philly.
The Powder House Lodge is not only a place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Black Hills; it is also a place to indulge your taste buds. The Powder House Lodge has long been one of the finest and most popular restaurants in the Black Hills, among not only tourists, but local residents as well. The atmosphere is second to none and the menu has enough variety to assure that everyone in your group can find something to eat. In fact, the hardest decision of your dining experience may be choosing what to have on your first visit. We also offer a full kid's menu.
Step back in time & relax in our 1900's style dining room with elegant turn-of-the-century decor. Delicious prime rib, steaks, seafood, buffalo steaks and mouth watering ribs. We also have a kids menu featuring a smaller cut of prime rib and ribs. Full service bar. Serving lunch and dinner daily, mid April-October.
The massive greasy burger is sweet, with cheese melted on top — it rivals the Paul Molitor burger at The Nook or a Juicy Blucy at the Blue Door. The patty is wide rather than thick; it sticks out over the edge of the bun all the way around so that you never have to take a bite of bread without the burger. Current owner Kerri “Bubba” Johnston has changed the recipe slightly since it first opened — all of the employees agree that the current recipe is the best it has ever been.
Today Chef Benjamin Klinkel owns the Rapid City landmark and is creating a new style of restaurant he has dubbed the Fine Diner. With an atmosphere that resembles the casual comfort of a diner where one might expect a blueberry pancake (Tally's original recipe) bacon, egg and a hot cup of coffee along with a copy of the Rapid City Journal for under Five dollars, but with a more modern clean and sophisticated look. Lunch starts to take a more refined approach to revisited classics like the chicken and dumplings. Old favorites like the cheese soup on Fridays are joined by lighter options like the spicy basil vegetable soup. And you can still pick your favorite homemade pie from the original pie case. Healthy choices are created daily in the form of the "Silver Spoon" lunch special made with lettuces and produce grown specifically for Tally's Silver Spoon by a local farm.
Enjoy a tasty experience that will not be forgotten. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff prides itself on making our guests smile. Taking a trip to Mount Rushmore? While you’re in Keystone, South Dakota, eat where the locals do, and try the famous one-pound Reuben that put us on the map.
Enjoy our small town atmosphere. Historic Main Street bustles with activity from May thru November. Then settles into a quiet rhythm, calming and beautiful for the remainder of the year. With a thriving business community and western pride.
The purpose of the facility is to provide outdoor education experiences to youth and adults throughout western South Dakota and to serve as the headquarters for the Wildlife Division staff of the western South Dakota region.
The Rapid City Visitor Information Center is located in the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. Here you will find Visitor Information Specialists, who can help you make the most of your visit to Rapid City. Visitors can have questions answered or get help arranging the perfect activity.
The Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally is the experience of a lifetime in a place where local people can still show you a thing or two about hospitality and visiting exhibitors can show you anything and everything you’d want or need to dress you up or dress up your bike. Or heck, demo virtually every kind of bike on the market - custom, V-Twin or metric. It’s like being a kid again, in a candy store. Only better! Because in addition to the bikes there are concerts and races and bike shows, five blocks of Main Street bikes-only street vibe, the 12th Annual Mayor’s Ride, Michael Lichter’s annual exhibit, the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, organized rides, some pretty impressive watering holes, custom legends, blue skies and warm, sunny days. It’s all waiting for you in Sturgis and the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota.