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  • Electronic Voucher Accepted
  • 9 to 10 hrs
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English

Your tour begins with pickup at your Rapid City or Keystone hotel at 9am. Hop in the open-top vehicle and Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse for a 1-hour tour of each site. Next you cruise down Iron Mountain Road in your open-top vehicle where you stop to take photos.

Next, visit Mount Coolidge Lookout to see Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and the Needles from afar. Take a drive down Needles Highway and stop at Needle’s Eye and Cathedral Spires lookouts. Then, stop at Tunnel No. 5 to look for wildlife.

Make a midday stop at Sylvan Lake for a picnic lunch (included) before driving to Custer State Park, the state’s largest. Drive the 19-mile Wildlife Loop and look for prairie dogs, deer, elk, antelope, wild burros, and some of the park’s more than 1,400 buffalo.

Visit State Game Lodge and Custer Park visitor center before being dropped back at your hotel at 6pm.

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Black Hills Open-Top-Tours

See Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse, two of the most popular Black Hill monuments in a day on a private tour in an open-top vehicle. Tour the South Dakota monuments before driving out to see them from afar and exploring the rest of the region. Go at your own pace with your private guide and make stops for photos throughout the day.

  • Visit Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse with a private guide
  • Stress-free package ideal for first-time visitors
  • Hassle-free round-trip transportation from your hotel
  • Explore the region and stop for a picnic lunch (included)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Average tour

Overall, our Buffalo safari tour was okay. Larry was a very pleasant tour guide but didn't provide the energetic and entertaining commentary that we expected based on other reviews. Unfortunately, he also speaks very softly so it was difficult to hear him most of the...More

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999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Tammy - I'm sorry the tour did not live up to your expectations. I am glad your kids enjoyed the open top experience though . . . the convertible tops allow everyone to see more and get photos without having to leave the van....More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
They are just the BEST!

I can't say enough about this company. I talked to Rich on the phone before booking and he was a wealth of information. He booked a private tour for the 6 of us, picking us up at our hotel in one of the open top...More

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999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you JR for your kind review. Jeff is good as a guide and is a great person . . . he is our first choice for any special needs tours. We are very happy that you and your family enjoyed your day. Our guests...More

Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile
Excellent private tour of Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and Black Hills (Custer State Park)

We wanted a private tour of the area as we journeyed here with our family of 5. Jan was our tour guide and was excellent! She gave us wonderful information along the way at each destination. We learned a wonderful amount of information and are...More

Thank Suzanne S
999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

Howdy Suzanne . . . Thank you for taking time for your review. I'm very happy that your tour with Jan went well (except the fog). Jan is a very talented guide and we are fortunate to have her. We have had a 'strange' spring...More

Reviewed 3 May 2018
Amazining tour round Rushmore country

From the moment Jeff arrived at our hotel from the moment he left us in awe of what we had seen, this was an amazing trip. Lasting almost 8 hours. With a picnic halfway through, Jeff was in complete control and knew his subject intimately....More

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999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

Hi GB - Our Mt Rushmore Safari Tour can make for a long day . . . but you get to see the most you can of the Southern Hills in a day. I'm very glad you enjoyed touring with Jeff! He recently retired from...More

Reviewed 8 April 2018
Our guide was so knowledgeable

Due to snowfall the day and night before our tour, some roads were closed, and we were unable to do the complete tour that we scheduled. BUT our guide told us about what we weren't going to be able to get to in such a...More

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999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Howdy Irma - Thanks for your understanding about the Hills unpredictable weather this year. The Highway Department has done a great job of opening our most scenic roads when passable . . . Needles Highway and Iron Mountain Road where open day to day based...More

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3 June 2018|
Response from Suzanne S | Reviewed this property |
Winter can be pretty intense in South Dakota. Lots of snow! I am from a different region of the United Stars, so I am not sure. We went in mid-May, and the weather was still chilly but no snow. I would recommend contacting... More
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