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Mt. Rushmore Black Hills Gold Factory Tour

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Address: 2707 Mount Rushmore Rd, Rapid City, SD 57701
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+1 605-343-7099
08:30 - 17:30
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 08:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Over a span of 14 years, 360 goldminers-turned-craftsmen carved a rough...

Over a span of 14 years, 360 goldminers-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 engaved 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!

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Great prices and factory tour

We were on a bus tour from Delaware. I was excited to see that we were stopping at a place that sold black hills gold jewelry. We had a fantastic tour of the factory and watched... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dover, Delaware
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Dover, Delaware
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a bus tour from Delaware. I was excited to see that we were stopping at a place that sold black hills gold jewelry. We had a fantastic tour of the factory and watched jewelers make some rings. Our tour guide did a great job in tells about the different stages they have to go through in order... More 

Thank sadear
La Verne, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

My husband and I had assumed we’d get on a tour. When we arrived we were told that the last tour was not available because it had been reserved by a group. We were directed to a corner of the showroom where we could just watch the video. I was kind of bummed about that. After watching the video, we... More 

2 Thank Pandamonium1362
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I had no idea what went into creating jewelry and esp black hills gold. My kids loved it too. It didn't seem like much, but going through the process (which is all handmade) and watching workers do it right as you walked by was amazing. My kids are 11, 8 and 6 and they were very into it. We bought... More 

2 Thank Robi0376
Harvard, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

While this factory tour is inside Landstrom's Gold jewelry store, the tour was very interesting. There is a short video you can watch while waiting for your tour to start, showcasing the process of making Black Hills gold jewelry. The young man who led our tour was very friendly and patient with questions asked. The employees creating this wonderful jewelry... More 

Thank Wif52
Lake Dallas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We saw how jewelry is made from design to finished product. I bought some ear rings and a necklace. It was interesting to see how it all came together.

Thank Loretta V
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

Had a great and relaxing time here. Weather was perfect getaway to compared to Texas heat during the summer. I loved the views and loved the overall experience. Looking forward to coming back.

Thank John O
Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

We checked their website and a flyer and they said they had tours until five o'clock so we got done a little early and walked in the door a little before 4 and they said we stopped doing tours today at three so we don't have any going on. you could watch a movie or go shopping so we turned... More 

Thank ewrgmom
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Stopped in early in the day for the tour. We were the only ones interested in taking the tour at that time. The staff was very accommodating and took just the two of us on the tour. I had worked in the ring manufacturing business years ago but we actually struck all of our pieces. Here we were introduced to... More 

1 Thank JBaerman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 July 2016

After finding a brochure about this tour, we looked it over and thought it would make for an interesting experience for our upper elementary aged children. However the brochure did not mention there were not weekend tours. Disappointing and frustrating! Was able to watch a short video instead.

1 Thank Monica H
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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped by to look at Black Hills Jewelry and took the short tour. It was fun watching the craftsmen working on actual jewelry while seeing the behind the scenes process. We did buy some jewelry there after looking at other stores because we liked these designs the best. Highly recommended.

Thank CalGal2012

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