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South Dakota State Railroad Museum
South Dakota’s unique landscapes spawned one of the most unusual and complex railroad histories in our nation. A history that helped define us as a people and as a state.
The Museum provides visitors with the unique story of railroading through displays, interactive exhibits, an operating HO train layout, and other interactive and educational displays for the entire family. The Museum is conveniently located next to the depot at the 1880 Train in Hill City.
Rushmore Cave/Soaring Eagle Zipline
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.
If you love adventure, Rushmore Cave is the attraction at Keystone, South Dakota that you really can’t miss!
Rushmore Tramway Adventures
Monumental fun, just two miles from Mount Rushmore: Rushmore Tramway Adventures offers an exciting 2000 - ft. alpine slide, a scenic chairlift ride to a beautiful mountaintop garden with an open-air cafe' and a view of Mount Rushmore, a cutting-edge aerial adventure park (an obstacle course built in the treetops), and a thrilling 800 - ft. zip line. It's the area's premier family attraction.
Museum @ Black Hills Institute
Museum @ Black Hills Institute invites you to travel back in time and discover earth’s past as we decode the ancient language of our Earth, geology, mineralogy, and fossils. The star of our show is “STAN”, one of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever found. Stan is the 2nd largest and 2nd most complete T Rex skeleton and other contemporaries from SD, WY and MT. Our extensive collection of dinosaurs, marine fossils, minerals, meteorites and area paleontological historical displays is conveniently located on Main Street, downtown Hill City, SD.
The Mammoth Site
The Mammoth Site is a working paleontological site/museum. Guided tours with our new wireless TourGuide system. Opening Mid-April 2015 is our Learning Center/theater addition. We will also have a new HD introductory video as part of the theater addition. Sixty-one mammoths and 85 other species of Ice Age fauna have been discovered to-date. Open daily except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Easter.
Old MacDonald's Farm
At Old MacDonald's Farm you can enjoy over 100 friendly farm animals in a clean, relaxed, hands-on enviroment. The kids can bottle feed the baby goats, lambs, and calves in the Nursery and Bottle Baby pens. Don't miss the World-Class Pig Races which are run 5 times a day; they are a hoot! Watch the sure-footed goats cross the 87 foot long suspended Goat Bridge, and don't forget a Pony or Train Ride for the kids to top off their visit!
Snack Barn...Gift Shop...Picnic Area...Playground...Fun for EVERYONE!
Admission is good for 3 consecutive days!
The National Presidential Wax Museum
Located in the shadow of Mount Rushmore in the historic town of Keystone, the National Presidential Wax Museumis an impressive highlight on any traveler's itinerary. We invite you to witness the history of American Democracy from its inception. Meet face to face our most beloved heroes and share in their historic glories. See life-like, life-size figures of all U.S. Presidents in authentic period costumes and accurately detailed surroundings. Open 7 days per week April through October, 9AM to 5PM. Memorial Day through Labor Day, 9AM to 8PM.
High Country Guest Ranch
Experience the best of "Western America" with the award-winning Native American group Brule' & the Circle B Chuckwagon Show. Log vacation homes, cabins & RV sites await you in a serene mountain meadow. Take a trail ride with our experienced wranglers in the Black Hills National Forest. Family friendly guest ranch with heated swimming pool, play area, and bicycle rentals for the Mickelson Trail. Only 4 miles west of Hill City on Deerfield Road.
Home of the Guinness World Record "Largest Teddy Bear Collection." Over 9,000 different teddy bears. All shapes, colors, sizes & origins imaginable! Also listed in Ripley's Believe It or Not. A must see & enjoy for all ages! Located across Main St. from Exxon C-Store & Super 8 Motel. Become part of the world record collection yourself, ask us how. A must see & enjoy bear themed gift shop also.
The 1880 Train is a two-hour, narrated 20-mile roundtrip between Hill City and Keystone. Passengers view vistas of Black Elk Peak, mining encampments and participate in good old-fashioned fun. The Black Hills Central Railroad is the oldest continuously operating tour railroad in the nation and operates three steam and two diesel engines throughout the season. One of our steam engines is close to 100 years old!
For reservations call 605-574-2222 or visit www.1880train.com
Rabbit Bicycle/Black Hills Shuttle
The Rabbit Bicycle staff are your experts on the Mickelson Trail. We are the only full service bicycle shop on the trail and have been servicing the area for over 9 years. Any questions or concerns about your bicycling trip can be answered to ensure you have a wonderful experience visiting the Black Hills. Our shop offers bicycle rentals for children and adults, experience in cycling or not. We offer a shuttle service as well to provide longer rides by dropping your party at designated trail heads. The store has everything you may need, or want, for your bike, including a certified mechanic for any issues that may arrise. We have apparel and nutrition as well. Please check out our website and give us a call or email if you have any questions at all. Come enjoy the hills and "BikeIt"!
Black Hills Aerial Adventures Inc
Black Hills Aerial Adventures Helicopter Tours invites you to stare into the eyes of the granite faces of Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorials; to soar above the majestic summit of Harney Peak, the highest point in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains; to observe a herd of roaming buffalo in Custer State Park; to experience the breathtaking views of Sylvan Lake, the Cathedral Spires and other natural wonders only the Black Hills has to offer; to marvel at the ancient lunar-like landscape of the Badlands National Park. With up to 7 different tour options at 3 different heliport locations, you are sure to find an option that will be the highlight of your vacation in Wonderful Western South Dakota.
GeoFunTrek Tours specializes in day-long adventures in the Black Hills & Badlands region. We will work with you to deliver the finest in traditional itineraries such as Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Custer State Park - to unique and novel experiences - such as Sunset and Stargazing Tours of the Badlands, Dinosaur and Fossil Tours, Mining History Tours, Winery and Art Gallery Tours, Walking Tours and other specialty tours. Read our customer reviews on TripAdvisor!
Dakota Stone Rock Shop
Unforgettable fun for everyone. Gem Panning, Gold Panning, Mine Treasure Hunt, Crack open a Geode. The largest supply of rock in the Black Hills. Fairburn Agates, Boulders, Pond & Garden Rocks, Souvenirs, Handmade Stone & Silver Jewelry, Unique Gifts.
A HIDDEN TREASURE IN THE BLACK HILLS!