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Black Hills Open-Top-Tours

1033 Clear View Lane, Rapid City, SD 57701
+1 605-644-6736
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Ranked #2 of 20 Activities in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Comfort Adventure & FUN Our vehicles are all convertible top ... open for sunny days and closed for inclement weather. * Convertible handicap... more » Owner description: Comfort Adventure & FUN Our vehicles are all convertible top ... open for sunny days and closed for inclement weather. * Convertible handicap minivan available at no additional cost. * Complimentary bottled water, snacks + admission included with tours. * Free Pickup/Return to any Rapid City Hotel. * Authentic Sioux history tour with Lakota guides. * Special winery tours with wine tasting. * Information about the Black Hills Region or suggestions about attractions to see on your way to the 'Hills' ... just contact us, we would be pleased to assist you. * Open all year 7 days a week. * You're going to love it here! « less
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Geneseo, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Highly recommend the Black Hills Open Top Tour Co. as a way to see the many attractions of the Black Hills. Rich, the owner, is a great guy. He picked us up at our hotel in a PT Cruiser convertible and gave us a full day tour based upon his knowledge of the area .. And the things we knew... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Matt, our Tour Guide, took extra effort and time to show us most interesting point of each area we visited and allowed us time to enjoy the area without feeling being rushed; still we were able to visit all areas of Keystone (Mt Rushmore and the Lighting Ceremony, Custer Park, Needle Point, Sylva Lake, Horse Thief Lake, Crazy Horse, including... More

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Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Four of us had a limited time on our own, we took the 4 hour tour to Deadwood. Matt our driver and tour guide did an excellent job. We were able to see the major sites and Matts knowledge of the area made the trip an enjoyable experience.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I booked this tour 2 months in advance to go to Badlands ,turned down an opportunity to go with another operator .When I called them a day ,I realized they had cancelled this tour.No message sent to me by phone or e.mail despite my calling them several times.No remorse whatsoever for what they had done either.Worst tour operators.Trip advisor shoul... More

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Rich W, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this review

Hi Neela - I am sorry that your visit to the Black Hills didn't turn out as well as you liked. I have answered your review below. I’ll also try to clarify our policy regarding single travelers in hopes of avoiding future misunderstandings with our guests. You purchased a single Badlands Tour on our website six weeks prior to the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The owner Rich does his best to accommodate the wishes of his customers. He is passionate about sharing the history of the sites. The Safari #1 tour is fantastic. We saw lots of wild animals, beautiful scenery,enjoyed a peaceful picnic lunch, saw Crazy Horse and Mount Rushmore. We also toured the Badlands with a stop for free ice water (there... More

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Rich W, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this review

Hi Sharon - I'm glad you enjoyed your tours of the Hills. Safari#1 does have fantastic views and is our most popular tour. Most of our guests have never experienced the 360 degree, panoramic views from an open convertible top vehicle. It is always rewarding for us to see our guests reaction to the views especially the OMG corner at... More

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My husband and I took trips on 3 days with Open Top to Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Wild Horse Sanctuary etc. We expected it to be a regular tour trip and were surprised that it turned out to be a private trip with only the two of us and the driver/guide in an open top car. The tour guides for... More

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Rich W, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this review

Hi Premila - It's good to hear from you again. I'm very happy you both enjoyed the tours and Deanna as your guide, she is very good and always upbeat. I was glad to make adjustments in your itinerary, we want to make our guests vacation to the Hills as memorable as possible. We look forward to your returning and... More

Haddon Heights, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Four adults took the tour of the Badlands National park. Our driver, Deena, picked us up at the hotel in Rapid City only a few minutes late. On the drive to the Park(about 50 minutes) she gave us some background about the area. She gave the right amount of information. On the day before we took an all day bus... More

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Rich W, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this review

Hi John - I'm glad you enjoyed your tour with Deanna. She is one of our best . . . knowledgable, always a smile and possitive attitude. The Badlands Tour is our secound most selected and is some of the most unique landscape you will ever find. And Wall Drug is a very unique old 'tourist trap' that has been... More

Esterhazy, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We booked to do a Safari plus with the evening lighting ceremony of Mount Rushmore. My husband and I were the only ones on this tour so we had Shana all to ourselves in a PT Cruiser convertible. We had the best day! We had been touring the area and it was fabulous to be able to relax, not worry... More

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Rich W, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this review

Howdy again CB - We are very pleased with Shana's skills also, her husband and two children are memebers of the Lakota Sioux tribe and she has possesses unique knowledge of two cultures. I'm alway happy to help with our guests itineraries. I'm glad you enjoyed Devils Tower, I hate to see people drive by it on their way here,... More

Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Not everybody knows about this yet, but Black Hills Open Top Tours are offering special shuttle service from Rapid City to Sturgis during the motorcycle rally. It's a great way to enjoy the Rally without the hassles of traffic and parking or if you're wanting to experience all the great brews available at some of the many infamous hotspots in... More

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Rich W, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this review

Hi TA - Yes, this summer was our first time running shuttles to the Rally and the campsites. We experienced a few bumps along the way, but learned a lot and are preparing for next years 75th. Please keep an eye on our website and Facebook for updates to our services for next year, there will be group discounts and... More

Rensselaer, New York
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Crystal added Iron Mt road tunnel at no charge. Awesome view of Rushmore thru the tunnel. Sweet girl

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Rich W, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this review

Hi Mary Lou - Thanks for taking time for your review. Chrystal is new with us this summer but is a local and knows some great out of the way places. Be Well- Rich More

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