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Mount Rushmore and Black Hills Safari Tour from Rapid City

  • 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
Mount Rushmore and Black Hills Safari Tour from Rapid City
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Mount Rushmore and Black Hills Safari Tour from Rapid City

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.

What to Expect

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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1 - 5 of 11 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
Best way to see the sights!

Excellent tour - couldn't have seen so much if driving on our own, especially the one doing the driving! Larry was our driver, and answered any and all questions. He did not make us feel rushed. The open top made it a great way to...More

Thank gbarn1972
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Please skip

Our tour guide was Larry. While he seems like a nice person, he chews and spits chewing tobacco the entire 10-hour tour. It is absolutely disgusting to see over and over again. As some who is directly interfacing with the public, this seems horrendous to...More

1  Thank altruista6
999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello - I am sorry you did not enjoy your tour with our company. I do apologize if you could not hear your guide during the tour, he is supposed to be using the PA when he deems it safe to use the hand mic,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tip was wonderful because of Ken's personality, attention to detail, kindness, and lovely and comfortable Jeep. We were the only people in the made for two trip/car. I cannot say enough about the company and Ken.More

Thank Rossr61a
999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review Rossr. Ken was one of our first tour guides when we started 7 years ago and he's returned this year to guide again. He is very good a what he does and I will pass along your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Only Way To Go

Safari tour to see Rushmore, Crazy Horse and the Black Hills is a great way to tour around. The guides/drivers provide great history and educational tidbits during the tour. It's also a relaxing way to tour the area instead of driving your self.

Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 7 August 2018 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

Thank tammypk1
999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

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

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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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