The Best Of The Black Hills - Bison, Mt Rushmore & More

Tour Number

Activity Level

795517


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Enjoy the highlights of the Black Hills!


Make the most of your time in the Black Hills and see the highlights in one day! Our most popular Black Hills tour takes you to all the must sees; Mt Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial and Custer State Park.

See the memorials side by side and understand their importance to the history and culture of the area. Catch all of Custer State Parks highlights, taking in the natural beauty of Needles Hwy, Sylvan Lake & Iron Mountain Road. Finish the day meeting the local wildlife on Wildlife Loop Road.

Enjoy the natural beauty of the area and scenic drives with the expertise of a local guide!

This tour can be customized for up to 14 people.

Itinerary

We take the scenic drive up to magnificent Mount Rushmore National Memorial for you to see the famous faces! I will prepare you for entry with some historic facts about the monument's creation before seeing it for yourselves! Enjoy the museum, gift and sweet shops, even try Thomas Jefferson's famous ice cream.

Next stop is Crazy Horse Memorial, to be the worlds largest manmade monument! Learn about the Native American History and the phenomenal carving of this towering monument.

Leaving Crazy Horse, we continue our scenic drive into Custer State Park to see Sylvan Lake, drive scenic Needles Highway and enjoy a picnic lunch. Onwards to the wildlife loop to see its famous inhabitants; North American bison, deer, pronghorn, prairie dogs, elk, burros and a variety of birds are all commonly spotted!

Our journey home takes us through Iron Mountain Road, famous for its "pigtail" bridges and numerous rock tunnels.

After a full day we return back to Rapid City in the early evening.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Rapid City Hotel pick up is preferred

Duration: 8 hours 30 min.

Transportation

Top of the line 2017 Ford Flex with panoramic vista roof, rear controlled a/c, comfortable leather seating, convenient ride height, and very low road noise.

For larger groups, there is the option for a 15 passenger 2014 Mercedes Sprinter High Roof and a 12 passenger sprinter. Please contact me for customized tour pricing.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Admission Tickets

Other: Entrance to Mt Rushmore Memorial, Custer State Park, Crazy Horse Memorial.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 USD - Additional money only needed for personal purchases.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Picnic lunch is available at an additional cost. Alternatively lunch may be purchased in the State Park.

Snacks are available for purchase at various stops during the tour.

Restrictions

No restrictions

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    Tour Price

    590 USD(for up to 3 people) (duration: 8 hours 30 min.) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    795517


    Categories

    Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

    Details

    Kid Friendly: No.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 3

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent)

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