Mount Rushmore Sightseeing Tour Only
Adults: $80 • Children 12 & under: $40
What makes our tour the #1 rated and highest value tour of the Black Hills?
It’s the real deal and complete package! If you drive the same route and visit the same sites, here is what you can expect to pay.
- Parking fee at Mount Rushmore – $11.00
- Custer State Park Entrance fee – $15.00
- Crazy Horse Memorial – $11.00 per person
- Mileage – 100 miles – aprox $25.00
Total cost of $62.00 in admissions / fee’s. We have all that included in our $80 price. Plus its a narrated tour of the Black Hills filled with loads of facts and history of the area that you would otherwise never know! Not to even mention, that you don’t have to watch the road! You just get to sit back and enjoy the ride and beautiful scenery of the Black Hills. Keep reading to see what we have in store for you.
Starts May 1, 2016
Every day from mid-May through October our sightseeing tour carves its way through the Black Hills beginning at Fort Hays, Dances with Wolves Film Set for a cowboy breakfast. Departing mid-morning, the tour winds its way along scenic highways visiting attractions like Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Custer State Park and Crazy Horse Memorial. Our informative tour guide drives you through 100 miles of the Black Hills National Forest stopping for pictures of wildlife and more. Returning to Fort Hays the tour ends but your night continues as you enjoy our famous Chuckwagon Supper and Cowboy Music Show.
The Day Begins
8:15 AM – Check in at Fort Hays Dances with Wolves Film Set.
Feel free to come early and eat the “All You Can Eat” Cowboy Breakfast at our chuckwagon.
9:00 AM – Board coach at Fort Hays Dances With Wolves Film Set
Your all day driver narrarated tour begins with stops at…
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
We’ll spend at least an hour visiting Mount Rushmore. There is plenty of time to see all the park has to offer including the sculptors studio & the Lincoln Borglum Museum.
Iron Mountain Road
We’ll wind over the Peter Norbeck National Scenic Byway as it takes you over Iron Mountain through scenic tunnels and pigtail bridges. Bring your camera for potential kodak moments here!
Custer State Park
Keep your camera ready and your eyes on the lookout for wildlife like buffalo, burrows, antelope, elk, and rocky mountain bighorn sheep. We’ll stop when its safe.
State Game Lodge
Our lunch stop is the presidential summer white house to former president Calvin Coolidge and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Here you can purchase lunch from a menu or buffet. Try the buffalo stew!
We continue through Custer State Park up Needles Highway passing through scenic tunnels and by scenic overlooks. Check your camera, there are great pictures here! For a sneak peak at what we have in store, search “Charter Bus in Rock Tunnel” on YouTube!
Stop for pictures and a restroom break at the spectacular man-made lake located at the bottom of Harney Peak. This picturesque lake is a local favorite for campers, rock-climbers, and hikers.
Crazy Horse Memorial
Staying for at least 1 hour we’ll visit the largest mountain carving in the world. You can visit the memorial & museums and learn much about the sculptor Korzak Ziolkowski in his home studio museum.
5:45 PM – Return to Fort Hays Old West Town Square
Return to Fort Hays Old West Town Square to end the day. Visit the workshops to see how a tin plate, cowboy ropes, or buckeye knives are made. Consider making reservations for the Cowboy Music Show at 6:30pm.