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Black Hills Open-Top-Tours

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Address: 110 Keystone, #767 Deadwood, Rapid City, SD 57745
Phone Number: +1 605-644-6736
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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- Black Hills #1 SAFARI STYLE TOURS -

Convertible-top vehicles ... open for...

- Black Hills #1 SAFARI STYLE TOURS -

Convertible-top vehicles ... open for sunny days/closed for inclement weather. View wildlife up-close and safely from inside our vehicles.

Fullsize Vans - Minivans - SUV's - Convertibles

  Handicap Accessible - Multi-Lingual - Private Tours Available

    Free Pickup/Return to many area hotels.

      Tours include: bottled water, fees & snacks.

          Day Tours also include picnic lunch at lake or waterfall.

              Special tours with wine tasting.

                OPEN ALL YEAR - 7 DAYS A WEEK!

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Absolutely Amazing

I booked three tours for my trip to South Dakota, I visited Deadwood and Spearfish Canyon on the first day, I was collected from my hotel by Rich on time and in a very clean and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Lee M
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I booked three tours for my trip to South Dakota, I visited Deadwood and Spearfish Canyon on the first day, I was collected from my hotel by Rich on time and in a very clean and comfortable car, the drive to Spearfish Canyon was amazing and Rich was very knowledgable about the history of the area, the views of Spearfish... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Hi all,ive finally got around to doing a review of the Black hills open top tours. We did two tours with BHOTT,and both will have long lasting memories,the first was the all day tour of the Badlands with jill,she was a brilliant host,very friendly and of course knowledgeable. We were picked up promptly ontime from the Cambria suites in Rapid... More 

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2 Thank john b
999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this review

Hi John and Cliff - I really appreciate your taking time for the review. I'm extremely pleased that you enjoyed both tours. The Safari#1 tour is our most popular, in part because there is so many things to see. It makes for a long day but people really enjoy it. The Badlands are our 2nd most popular tour. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

this was a great tour and the guide, Otto, was very knowledgable, informative, fun and overall, terrific! Even though there was just the 2 of us on this tour, time went by fast and we saw alot of things that we would have bypassed or overlooked, had we gone on our own. Otto also took a lot of photos of... More 

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Thank Keith G
999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this review

Hi Keith - The Badlands tours are a very popular, I very glad you enjoyed yours with Otto as your guide. There is some beautiful countryside out there in the Park and on a good day quite a variety of wildlife. I hope you enjoyed your stop at Wall Drug, it is a very unique "Tourist Trap" and everyone coming... More 

NJ
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104 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We booked the private jeep tour and Rich was very flexible in allowing us to customize the agenda, destinations, and route. Starting at Custer Game Lodge we traversed the wildlife loop in the Jeep Wrangler, seeing all kinds of critters - coyotes, bison, antelope, burros - then pushed on to the Needles Highway and a lunch at a secret spot... More 

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Thank tridcod
999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this review

Howdy Tridcod - Thank you for the kind review, I will pass this onto your guide Carl. Our Jeep Unlimited is my favorite vehicle and I find the most fun to tour with. The convertible top makes it easy to put down and see all the wildlife and scenery, and the extra long wheelbase provides a softer ride and more... More 

central pennsylvania
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99 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

the bus that took us to the late evening view of Mt. Rushmore was in very poor working condition. The man driving was nice, but we were traveling 30 mph up the hills. not a very safe vehicle at all

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999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this review

Hi Glebo - I'm not sure how to respond to your review. I'm sorry you had a bad night out, but there isn't much we can do about the weather or what the Park Service decides to do about canceling their Night Ceremony. Our shuttle service to the Mt Rushmore Night Lighting Ceremony is just a shuttle not a tour.... More 

East Quogue
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We booked the private jeep tour of the Badlands National Park. I cannot say enough about the tour. We saw the most stunning views. Dale, our tour guide, took us to areas that are not accessible with the regular tour. He told us so much about the area that we would not have known if we had gone on our... More 

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1 Thank Nicole T
999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this review

Hi Nicole - You saw a mountain lion! Dale told us that your tour had spotted one . . . that is a rare event. The chances of seeing the more scarce wildlife is greatest on the Jeep tour and in the South Unit. It doesn't get the traffic the North Unit does and the wildlife are more comfortable there.... More 

Miami, Florida
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57 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This was a great way to see the beautiful colors and formations in Badlands National Park. The convertible car offered great views with the top and windows down. We had a number of short stops to walk around and look at various areas more closely as well as a stop in the Visitor Center. We also had a short stop... More 

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1 Thank Jean L
999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this review

Hi Jean - I greatly appreciate your taking time to right a review. The Badlands tours (both Standard and Private Jeep) are the second most popular tours. (Mt Rushmore Safari Tours #1). It is a beautiful drive and the Park does provide many places to stop for great photo ops. Both Scenic and Wall Drug Store have a lot of... More 

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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Otto drove us out to see Mt Rushmore lit at night. He was not only very friendly and pleasant but he was extremely knowledgable about the area and went out of his way to show us some extra things we did not plan on.

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1 Thank mitch K
999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this review

Howdy Mitch - Thanks for providing your tour review. Otto is one of our newer guides and has worked very hard to develop his skills and knowledge of the Hills region. I will pass along your kind comments. Be Well - Rich More 

Atlanta
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had the pleasure of taking two of Black Hills Open-Top-Tours this past weekend. We first took the Mount Rushmore Safari #1 tour and it was everything as advertised. It was a great tour including Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, the Needles and other sights in the area. We were able to get some great pictures out of the open top... More 

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3 Thank StoneyATL
999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this review

Hi Stoney - I'm pleased you enjoyed your two tours with us. The Safari#1 tour is our most popular and provides great views and photo ops. Because of the ever changing weather in the Hills we are constantly adjusting to our guests comfort levels (AC or heater) throughout the day. Devils Tower is a longer drive, but some of the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Great experience travelling through the Black Hills our guide Carl did a fantastic job, loaded with historical information and fitting it all into one day! Highly recommended. Thanks Carl.

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2 Thank Peter H
999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this review

Hi Peter - Thank you for taking time for a review. We are extremely happy to have Carl as one of our guides. He has a great personality and as a former educator and mechanical engineer, he studies the history of all the Black Hills region and loves to share it. I will pass along your kind comments. Thanks again!... More 

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