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Mount Rushmore and Black Hills Bus Tour with Live Commentary provided by Dakota Tours

Mount Rushmore and Black Hills Bus Tour with Live Commentary

Mount Rushmore and Black Hills Bus Tour with Live Commentary
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from ₱4,009.38 per adult
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Last updated: 16 Jun 2020
A note from Mount Rushmore and Black Hills Bus Tour with Live Commentary
Motorcoach is cleaned & disinfected before and after each use. Special focus on: entrance area, handrails, parcel rack handrails, door latches. Ride smart. We request that you wear a face covering while onboard the motorcoach, maintain physical distancing. PLEASE do not travel if sick.
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
About
In addition to Mount Rushmore, the Black Hills of South Dakota are home to the Crazy Horse Memorial and the beautiful landscapes of Custer State Park—sight many visitors miss if visiting on their own. Round-trip transportation, and included entrance fees make this guided tour a good option for visiting top Black Hills sights in just one day, all with the benefit of a guide to provide insight into local history and culture as you go.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Black Hills tour with Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Go beyond the typical Mount Rushmore tour—see Black Hills sights, too 
Bring your camera along for beautiful views of Custer State Park
Guide provides insight into regional history and culture
What to expect
Begin your tour of the Black Hills and Mount Rushmore National Memorial with pickup from your Rapid City or Keystone (selected meeting points only). Then, start the drive through the Black Hills to Custer State Park. As you drive, your guide tells you fun facts about the area’s history and modern life in the shadows of Mt. Rushmore National Monument. Stop at points of interest along the way, including Crazy Horse Memorial, Iron Mountain Road, and scenic vista points overlooking thick forests and long mountain ranges. At the end of the day, return to your original departure point with a better appreciation of the Black Hills’ beauty.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8039P1
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pick-up & drop at 8 Rapid City locations & 1 Keystone location • Driver with English live commentary in tour vehicle with 11 to 47 seats (Sprinter Van or Motorcoach) • Parking Fees • Entry/Admission - Crazy Horse Memorial • Entry/Admission - Custer State Park • Entry/Admission - Iron Mountain Road • Entry/Admission - Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Exclusions
Gratuities • Lunch, snacks or drinks • Bus to Base at Crazy Horse (this is an elective side option, pay on own)
Duration
8h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Also, one location in Keystone, SD at the Borglum Historical Center, 342 Winter Street. **Please note, we only stop at those locations on that given day where we KNOW we have pick-ups. In order to keep pick-up time frames at a minimum we only stop at confirmed locations, not all 9 locations each day. Please communicate with Dakota Tours directly when planning on meeting location.
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Rapid City, 1314 N Elk Vale Rd, Rapid City, SD 57703, USA If reservation is confirmed (Dakota Tours staff) for this pick-up location, we will meet you outside the (1) Fairfield lobby between 7:10-7:20 am. *also (2) Cambria Suites is a pick-up location, meeting outside their lobby between 7:10-7:25 am
Best Western Ramkota Hotel, 2111 N Lacrosse St, Rapid City, SD 57701, USA If reservation is confirmed (Dakota Tours staff) for this pick-up location, we will meet you outside the lobby of (3) Best Western Ramkota between 7:20-7:35 am.
Hampton Inn Rapid City, 1720 Rapp St, Rapid City, SD 57701, USA If reservation is confirmed (Dakota Tours staff) for this pick-up location, we will meet you outside the lobby of (4) Hampton Inn between 7:25-7:35 am.
Super 8 by Wyndham Rapid City, 620 Howard St, Rapid City, SD 57701, USA If reservation is confirmed (Dakota Tours staff) for this pick-up location, we will meet you outside the lobby of (5) America's Best Value Inn between 7:25-7:40 am.
Holiday Inn Rapid City-Rushmore Plaza, 505 N 5th St, Rapid City, SD 57701, USA If reservation is confirmed (Dakota Tours staff) for this pick-up location, we will meet you outside the lobby of (6) Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn between 7:35-7:50 am.
Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton, 523 6th St, Rapid City, SD 57701, USA If reservation is confirmed (Dakota Tours staff) for this pick-up location, we will meet you outside the lobby of (7) Alex Johnson between 7:40-7:50 am.
Comfort Inn & Suites, 915 Fairmont Blvd, Rapid City, SD 57701, USA If reservation is confirmed (Dakota Tours staff) for this pick-up location, we will meet you outside the lobby of (8) Comfort Inn & Suites between 7:45-8:00 am.
Borglum Story, 342 Winter St, Keystone, SD 57751, USA If reservation is confirmed (Dakota Tours staff) for this pick-up location, we will meet you in Keystone at the parking lot of (9) Borglum Historical Center between 8:25-8:40 am. Please note: if leaving your vehicle, there is a $5 parking fee for day use.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel pick-up & drop at 8 Rapid City locations & 1 Keystone location • Driver with English live commentary in tour vehicle with 11 to 47 seats (Sprinter Van or Motorcoach) • Parking Fees • Entry/Admission - Crazy Horse Memorial • Entry/Admission - Custer State Park • Entry/Admission - Iron Mountain Road • Entry/Admission - Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Exclusions
Gratuities • Lunch, snacks or drinks • Bus to Base at Crazy Horse (this is an elective side option, pay on own)
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Also, one location in Keystone, SD at the Borglum Historical Center, 342 Winter Street. **Please note, we only stop at those locations on that given day where we KNOW we have pick-ups. In order to keep pick-up time frames at a minimum we only stop at confirmed locations, not all 9 locations each day. Please communicate with Dakota Tours directly when planning on meeting location.
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Rapid City, 1314 N Elk Vale Rd, Rapid City, SD 57703, USA If reservation is confirmed (Dakota Tours staff) for this pick-up location, we will meet you outside the (1) Fairfield lobby between 7:10-7:20 am. *also (2) Cambria Suites is a pick-up location, meeting outside their lobby between 7:10-7:25 am
Best Western Ramkota Hotel, 2111 N Lacrosse St, Rapid City, SD 57701, USA If reservation is confirmed (Dakota Tours staff) for this pick-up location, we will meet you outside the lobby of (3) Best Western Ramkota between 7:20-7:35 am.
Hampton Inn Rapid City, 1720 Rapp St, Rapid City, SD 57701, USA If reservation is confirmed (Dakota Tours staff) for this pick-up location, we will meet you outside the lobby of (4) Hampton Inn between 7:25-7:35 am.
Super 8 by Wyndham Rapid City, 620 Howard St, Rapid City, SD 57701, USA If reservation is confirmed (Dakota Tours staff) for this pick-up location, we will meet you outside the lobby of (5) America's Best Value Inn between 7:25-7:40 am.
Holiday Inn Rapid City-Rushmore Plaza, 505 N 5th St, Rapid City, SD 57701, USA If reservation is confirmed (Dakota Tours staff) for this pick-up location, we will meet you outside the lobby of (6) Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn between 7:35-7:50 am.
Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City, Curio Collection by Hilton, 523 6th St, Rapid City, SD 57701, USA If reservation is confirmed (Dakota Tours staff) for this pick-up location, we will meet you outside the lobby of (7) Alex Johnson between 7:40-7:50 am.
Comfort Inn & Suites, 915 Fairmont Blvd, Rapid City, SD 57701, USA If reservation is confirmed (Dakota Tours staff) for this pick-up location, we will meet you outside the lobby of (8) Comfort Inn & Suites between 7:45-8:00 am.
Borglum Story, 342 Winter St, Keystone, SD 57751, USA If reservation is confirmed (Dakota Tours staff) for this pick-up location, we will meet you in Keystone at the parking lot of (9) Borglum Historical Center between 8:25-8:40 am. Please note: if leaving your vehicle, there is a $5 parking fee for day use.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Hotel pickup will commence approximately 45-60 minutes prior to the start time of the tour, see voucher for more details
The product is seasonal due to unpredictable weather condition from September to early May
Typical elevations are between 3200 ft to 4400 ft.
**Please list lodging location~we will respond with closest (9 locations) meeting point.
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 38 travelers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 8 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Crazy Horse Memorial
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Custer State Park
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Iron Mountain Road
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Mount Rushmore National Memorial
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Black Hills National Forest
  • You'll end at
    See Important Information for details
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5.0
160 reviews
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Amy D
Syracuse, NY5 contributions
Great places to see
Jul 2020
We had a great driver and a great tour. The only problem is the air conditioning broke on our bus and it was very uncomfortable especially since we had to wear masks on the bus. Wish they would have given us a new bus since the tour was all day.
Written 9 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Blackhills D
Hello, sorry to hear you had air conditioner issues with another tour company. Glad you did enjoy their driver and tour.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

whitelighter395
Nicholasville, KY2 contributions
Blown Away
Aug 2020 • Solo
It was everything I expected and more! Randy was our tour guide and was very knowledgeable. Highly recommend for anyone here in SD to go on this tour.
Written 7 August 2020
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Blackhills D
Thank you so much! We will share your kind comments!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Julie M
4 contributions
Must do
Jul 2020 • Family
Bruce was our guide. He was great!!!it was great to ride and enjoy the tour. It was more than we expected. Very informational.
Written 31 July 2020
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Blackhills D
Thank you so much for your "great" review of Bruce and our Mount Rushmore & More Tour. We appreciate you for riding with us and for posting how your day went. Do hope you enjoyed the South Dakota Black Hills and perhaps we will see you again sometime!
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chulalita
West Seneca, NY349 contributions
5+++++
Jul 2020 • Couples
This was an amazing tour!! It exceeded my expectations! I spoke to Shana several times on the phone.. she provided me with an exceptional customer service!

Bruce was outstanding in assisting me with my fear of heights and made this tour soooooo enjoyable!!

Highly recommend!!
Written 27 July 2020
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Blackhills D
Thank you so much for your very kind words! I am glad that our conversations about heights all worked out in the end and that Bruce took wonderful care of you and the rest on the tour bus. Take care and thank you again for coming to South Dakota!
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4H Mom
Random Lake, WI7 contributions
Awesome tour
Bruce was an awesome tour guide! Tons of info the entire trip. Very scenic route! Very skilled driver! You get more than you pay for.
Written 20 July 2020
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Blackhills D
Great to hear you enjoyed the tour and everything that was included was considered a bargain to you. Also, we know your driver made an impression when you mention him by name. Thank you for taking our Mount Rushmore & More Tour with Dakota Tours and Bruce thanks you as well!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jennifer S
Minnesota3 contributions
Highly recommend this tour!!
Jul 2020 • Family
Our driver/tour guide, Neal, was amazing! I cannot recommend this tour enough! Such a nice way to relax and enjoy the sites. Very informative, comfortable, and an amazing value! An eight hour tour, that includes a nice lunch!
Written 20 July 2020
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Blackhills D
Hello! It is true, nice to relax and let someone take you around and give you some information along the way. Thank you for selecting Dakota Tours and mentioning amazing Neal!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

dukedeacn
Atlanta, GA USA18 contributions
Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse.
Jul 2020 • Couples
Bruce is a great guide. Very accommodating. Gave us a lot of good information on Rushmore and Crazy Horse sights.
Written 4 July 2020
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Blackhills D
Thank you for your kind comments about Bruce, we will certainly post for him to see. Thank you for coming to the Black Hills and Happy 4th of July!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

blmartin
Knoxville, TN23 contributions
Great tour, food and show!
Jun 2020
Awesome! Breakfast, tour, dinner and a show! We had a blast. The tour was amazing. The driver did a great job driving and explaining stories, history, trivia and even some corny jokes. We loved it. It’s a long day but we’ll worth it. I didn’t have to drive, park or pay the outrageous entrance fees. When we got back we had supper and an awesome family friendly show. They gave their best and it was appreciated. I recommend with 5 stars!
Written 1 July 2020
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Blackhills D
Thank you for your review!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

370juanitat
Summerville, SC4 contributions
Mt. Rushmore Tour
Jul 2019
It was awesome!! Everyone needs to see it. Bus driver was very knowledgeable regarding surroundings, Mt. Rushmore, & Crazy Horse.
Written 11 February 2020
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Blackhills D
Wonderful to hear that our Mount Rushmore & More tour was awesome! We do try to make your day a memorable one with our backyard of vistas of the Black Hills, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore and Custer State Park. Thank you for taking our Mount Rushmore & More Tour with Dakota Tours!
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dee
4 contributions
Loved the tour, well worth the money!
Sep 2019
Our driver/tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable. Added many local and historical facts. Scenery was amazing and we didn't miss anything since we were not driving. Would highly reccommend anyone. We also might have missed Crazy Horse if we had been taking our own tour...it was our favorite.
Written 14 November 2019
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Blackhills D
Thank you for your comments, we love our Black Hills and so glad you selected our Mount Rushmore & More Tour!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Only a few passengers on the coach, the drive Bruce very, very knowledgeable and pleasant. Gave use hints on how t
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