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

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Mount Rushmore and Black Hills Bus Tour with Live Commentary

Mount Rushmore and Black Hills Bus Tour with Live Commentary
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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
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
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 800-130-2207
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
Traveller 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 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, an IHG Hotel, 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.
Cambria Hotel Rapid City Near Mount Rushmore, 3333 Outfitters Road, 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 (9) Cambria Suites between 7:10-7:25 am.
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
Traveller 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 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, an IHG Hotel, 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.
Cambria Hotel Rapid City Near Mount Rushmore, 3333 Outfitters Road, 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 (9) Cambria Suites between 7:10-7:25 am.
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
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 33 travellers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 9 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
174 reviews
Excellent
152
Very good
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Poor
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Kathy B
1 contribution
Wonderful!
Bruce was great! So much info we wouldn’t have had if we didn’t go on this tour. Bus was clean and comfortable! A definite plus if you haven’t been to the area.
Written 1 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Shug
Chattanooga, TN3 contributions
Great Tour and commentary
Perfect way to see Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park and drive the Iron Mountain Road in air-conditioned comfort with great commentary from Neal our driver. He gave tips on order to see venues, and must sees. Pay the extra $4 to ride the little bus down to Crazy Horse.
And eat at Laughing Waters. Beautiful day to experience the wonders of the Black Hills.
Written 19 July 2021
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Blackhills D
Thank you for your review of our Mount Rushmore & More Tour and your comments on our driver/guide Neal!
Written 19 July 2021
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Jim M
McKinney, TX2 contributions
Dakota Tours
Jul 2021 • Couples
It was a great tour!! Neal was great providing historical information during the tour. Enjoyed all the stops.
Written 16 July 2021
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Blackhills D
Thank you for submitting a great review of Dakota Tours and Neal!
Written 19 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Footprints632211
Colorado Springs, CO2 contributions
Absolutely worth the price we paid.
Our driver, Bruce, was excellent. He was very informative and entertaining. Being a native of Rapid City he was able to fill in many great details. We had plenty of time at each stop and each stop was very impressive. And the drive was equally outstanding. All around a great experience.
Written 13 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Blackhills D
Thank you so much for submitting your review! On Bruce, the Black Hills and the entire sightseeing experience. We appreciate it!
Written 14 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

atlanta1984
Los Angeles, CA112 contributions
This tour is a must if you're out in Rapid City!
Jul 2021
Bruce is as excellent tour guide! We took this tour on the Fourth of July and really enjoyed listening to the commentary as we drove through the Black Hills and Custer State Park. We made three stops, one and a half hours each. These stops were first at Mount Rushmore, next at Crazy Horse Memorial, and lastly at Custer where we also got to eat. Custer was busier than usual and we didn't get to eat where we wanted to because the wait was too long and we wouldn't have made it back to the bus in 90 minutes. Nevertheless, it was fun to be out there. After lunch we drove through Custer State Park and got to see a few more sights before driving back to the hotels in Keystone and Rapid City. We saw SO much in that one trip, and we learned so much from Bruce who really knows his history and has a fun way of sharing it.
Written 5 July 2021
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Blackhills D
Thank you for listing Dakota Tours and Bruce as "this tour is a must"! Glad you enjoyed the Black Hills in a time frame that was even busier then other summer days.
Written 14 July 2021
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gmoney3976
Charlotte, MI7 contributions
A great bus tour
Jun 2021
I recently took a bus tour and it was great. Our bus driver Bruce was great. He was very knowledgeable and interacted with all the guests very well. It is a very laid back tour. I would highly suggest taking a tour with this company.
Written 16 June 2021
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Blackhills D
It is wonderful to hear from you. It is a tour that we have offered for decades (5) and every now and then it gets tweaked. Glad to hear you enjoyed the pace of it and the stops we included. Thank you for your kind remarks with Bruce, will post for him.
Written 17 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alison
1 contribution
Great tour
Jun 2021 • Friends
Crazy Horse memorial was fantastic, even more impressive than Mt Rushmore. The driver was skillful and friendly.
Written 16 June 2021
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Blackhills D
True, Crazy Horse is on a grander scale and good to hear you enjoyed. Thank you for planning a trip to western South Dakota and we do appreciate your review!
Written 17 June 2021
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karen
Highland, UT7 contributions
Definitely worth it!
Neal was a knowledgeable tour guide. He knew a lot of information about present and past events in the area. He told us right where to go when we got to the various destinations. Mount Rushmore was incredible and definitely worth the whole tour by itself. The other areas Crazy Horse and Custer were interesting.
Written 11 June 2021
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Blackhills D
Thank you for your kind review of Neal and the enjoyment of our attractions here in the Black Hills! It is truly an area that is "Definitely worth it!"
Written 17 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Elizabeth M
1 contribution
Great tour
Our guide/driver Bruce was wonderful! He talked about the local area as well as all the nationally known sites. It was interesting to learn about the culture of the peoples as well as seeing the artifacts in the museums.
Written 11 June 2021
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Blackhills D
Thank you for reviewing our "great tour". Many think of our Shrine of Democracy/Mt. Rushmore but there is the Sioux culture and history present at Crazy Horse. We appreciate that you took a tour with us!
Written 17 June 2021
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Rollin W
1 contribution
Sauna on the bus!
Jun 2021
The sites were amazing but do to the bus air conditioning not working, the tour was far less than expected. The only reason I didn't rate tour lower was because of the great sites.. I was surprised to have the bus driver tell us that the air conditioning wasn't working when he picked us up, then say that maybe it would work better running down the highway! It was so hot on the bus that it was about the only topic discussed outside site descriptions. After picking us up at 7:50, we were told after our lunch break at 2:30 that the bus driver announced that the air was now "working". We'll if it was working!, it didn't stop anyone from sweating!
Written 7 June 2021
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Blackhills D
Our driver did contact the mechanics and trouble shooted the A/C, glad it did start working. It has been so hot here already and a large vehicle can struggle to cool down. We appreciate hearing from you and thank you for posting your review.
Written 17 June 2021
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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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It is all about scenery and the best way to enjoy the scenery is to be a passenger not a driver. Our guide/driver
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