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Black Hills Open-Top-Tours

#2 of 13 Outdoor Activities in Rapid City Features Animals
Rapid City, SD 57701
+1 605-644-6736
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- BLACK HILLS #1 SAFARI STYLE TOURS - OPEN ALL YEAR - 7 DAYS A WEEK! Convertible-top vehicles ... open for sunny days/closed for inclement weather. View wildlife up-close and safely from inside our vehicles. Full-size Vans and Minivans - SUV's and ATV's for Off Road Tours - Handicap Accessible - Private Tours Available Free Pickup/Return to many area hotels. Tours include: bottled water, fees & snacks. Day Tours also include picnic lunch at lake or waterfall. Local Wine or Craft Beer Tasting Tours. Special Winter SnoTrax Tours of National Forest and Northern Hills. Winter Ice Fishing and year round Fly Fishing. Over 20 tours to select from.
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Rapid City, SD 57701
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We booked this tour online based on the reviews found on Trip Advisor, and we were so glad we did. The day was all that was promised. The two of us joined a party of three other adults and our driver/guide Paul. He was quite...More

Thank Adele S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did a Mount Rushmore tour with Jeff and had a great time, he is a great tour guide. He answered way too many questions from our 8 year old! This trip is worth the money. We could relax as a family instead of arguing...More

1  Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great trip to Devil's Tower with Dale. He was very knowledgeable & informative and we never felt rushed. He laughed at all my jokes, even though they weren't funny.

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

Howdy Steven . . . we have something in common . . . Dale laughs at my bad jokes too. I'm very glad you had a fun tour. I appreciate your taking time for a review . . . come back soon. Thanks Rich

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I did two days of personal tours with our guide Cindi. We went to several sites and it was apparent she was as happy to be there as we were. these folks run a very professonial operation, and even a little rain...More

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

Hi Vincent . . . that is an extremely nice thing to say about Cindi! She is great with our guests and soooo knowledgeable. The one thing I look for in our guides is the fact they have fun too. It make the difference. Thanks...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did two trips with open top tours. They were brilliant! Geoff took us to the Badlands, and it was such a personal tour, a small group allowing us time to stay as long as we needed. Then Dale took us the next day to...More

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

Howdy Brenda - I really appreciate your taking time for a review . . . and for such a kind review too! Dale and Jeff are both knowledgeable of the 'Hills' region and love sharing with our guests, I'm glad you enjoyed your tours. I...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017

This was my first time in the state of South Dakota. I road tripped out from Arizona (20 hours in the car felt like an eternity) with some friends. The two days we spent touring the state in the Jeep were the best days of...More

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

Thanks Bailey - You were one of our first guests to explore the Badlands in our newly remodeled Jeep Wrangler. We modified it to seat up to seven guests and all have great views. I'm glad you and your friends had a good time. Come...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017

I was recently visiting South Dakota with a couple friends from college. We decided to take a couple tours with Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, and I can honestly say it was one of our favorite parts of our trip! We visited Custer State Park and the...More

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

Hi Jordan, thank you for taking time to provide a review. Jeff is one of our best guides and enjoys sharing his knowledge of the area. You were here at the best time for seeing Custer State Park, it's calving season for the buffalo and...More

Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful Sunday in February!! We visited Mt. Rushmore, Hill City, Crazy Horse Memorial & Sylvan Lake with Rich as our accomplished driver & guide. The tour was very personable, accompanied by Rich's passion for South Dakota.More

Thank Louise B
999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Hi Louise - I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour of the Southern Hills. It was a fun day for me too . . . my getting out of the office and sharing the 'Hills' with great people is the best! I hope you will...More

Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Toured both Mt Rushmore and Badlands on consecutive days. Jeff our guide was brilliant, weather was really good and no crowds due to winter season.... excellent and highly recommended.More

1  Thank Lynda3806
999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Hi Lynda - Thanks so much for taking time for your review. I'm very happy you enjoyed your tours with Jeff . . . he's very knowledgeable of the region . . . especially the Badlands. I hope you can find time to return someday...More

Reviewed 1 November 2016

How cool is it to be able to stand up to observe the scenery and take beautiful pictures without dirty windows or other people in the way! It was also very relaxing since we didn't have to do the driving through such an extensive area...More

Thank francetravel
999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2016

Hi francetravel - I'm glad you enjoyed your Safari tour . . . it's our most popular and its the reason we built our convertible top vans and SUV's. It was fortunate that the weather remained nice so we could travel to all the destinations...More

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Laura Q
Are you taking reservations for the Buffalo Round-up in September yet?
6 April 2017|
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Response from 999richw | Property representative |
Hi - Yes we are, and we are also offering a 20% discount on any other tour you might book at the same time. Thanks Rich
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brena57
Hi my self and my friend are visiting from England Aug or Sept 2017 we would lie to visit all the main sights but our main reason for visiting is to see a pow wow .We can travel any time between June to Sept 2017 could you advise us please on trips we can pre-book and also best time to visit for pow wow Thank you in advance for any information Kind regards Brenda
18 June 2016|
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Response from 999richw | Property representative |
Hi Brenda - I tried to add the website that lists all the Pow Wow's for 2016 but TA won't let me do that. Please visit my website and click on contact info. After you send me an email I can reply with the website info... More
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brena57
we are visiting South Dakota June or Sept 2017 we want to go when there when the pow wow is on can anyone tell us hen this ill be in 2017 Thanks for any advice given Kind regards Brenda
17 June 2016|
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Response from 999richw | Property representative |
Sorry I'm late getting back to you. As I said in my other reply, just contact me through my website. thx Rich
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