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Black Hills Open-Top-Tours

Address: 110 Keystone, #767 Deadwood, Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone Number: +1 605-644-6736
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Ranked #2 of 31 Activities in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: WINTER TOUR SPECIALS - NOVEMBER THRU FEBRUARY PERFECT FOR SINGLE TRAVELERS OR FAMILIES (See...
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Owner description: WINTER TOUR SPECIALS - NOVEMBER THRU FEBRUARY PERFECT FOR SINGLE TRAVELERS OR FAMILIES (See our website for more information.) Comfort Adventure & FUN Our vehicles are all convertible top ... open for sunny days and closed for inclement weather. Handicap vans available at no additional cost. Complimentary bottled water, snacks + admission included with tours. NEW for 2015 picnic lunches included with many tours. Free Pickup/Return to any Rapid City Hotel. Special winery tours with wine tasting. OPEN ALL YEAR - 7 DAYS A WEEK!

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Long Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Best, Best, Best. Rich is very knowledgeable with the Black Hills area and he history. Very accommodating to my schedule and the things I want to see. Wish I had more time to go with Rich, but perhaps next time in the Summer/Fall. I didn't expect to see so much in such a short time especially right at new year... More 

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

Hi Dolly - It would be great if you can come back this summer or fall. I'll make sure I'm available to show you more of the beautiful Hills. It's too bad that winter snow closes Iron Mtn Road, Needles Highway and Sylvan Lake. They offer exceptional views and photo ops especially from our convertible top vehicles. They should all... More 

Perth, Australia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Went to rapid city in November not expecting to have any issues with tours going to Mount Rushmore and crazy horse. But it seemed as though a lot of places were not operating. Luckily Rich was still offering tours and it was just me and 1 other traveller. This was so much better than a full bus load of people,... More 

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

Hi Jade - Thanks for taking time for a review. I hope you enjoyed all your touring of the USA! I enjoyed the day with you you're fun to be around. I hope you can return again some day to see the rest of the 'Hills'. Be Well . . . and Stay Warm! Rich More 

Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I arrived in Rapid City in a windy, chilled afternoon. Crossed thousands miles, I just wanted to see Crazy Horse and Mont Rushmore. Adobal Hotel introduced to me Black Hills Open-Top-Tours.Richard, the owner and operator picked me, and brought me to my dreamed places, and Black Hills national parks. It was amazing! This was the first tour visit in my... More 

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

Howdy M - I appreciate your taking time for your review! I had a great time with you that day. I was fascinating to hear about your home country and your adventures. You are also very adventurous . . . I have added the picture of you in the convertible, with the top open and the snow blowing, to our... More 

Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Being from the East Coast and my first time in South Dakota, I was determined to visit Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse. Unfortunately by it being the off season, no tours were operating or they were charging double for tours. Went to the front desk of the hotel I was staying and asked if they knew of a company. Thankfully,... More 

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

Hi SMJ08 - Thank you for the review . . . it is greatly appreciated! I'm glad we had the extra time also. We do not hurry our guests and always try to provide something 'extra' whenever we can. This off-season we are offering special discounts for many tours, including the single traveler. I look forward to your returning someday.... More 

Western Ireland, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Due to off season I had a one on one tour with the owner Rich. He was amazing...had great passion and informative of EVERY aspect of the Black Hills and Rapid City. I went for the Mt Rushmore and Crazy Horse tour but bc it was a quiet day and he was enjoying himself I saw much much more than... More 

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

Thanks Maria - I enjoyed touring with you and had a great time learning about your country too! I'm glad the weather allowed us extra time to visit more of the 'Hills'. I hope you can return some day. Enjoy the rest of your time visiting the US. Be Well - Rich More 

Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We took the Safari tour offered by Black Hills Open-Top-Tours. Our tour guide, Matt is great. He is caring, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and entertaining. One of the best tour guides that we have met. It is good to have someone, who know the area well to introduce the place. It was a long day but saw many beautiful things. Cannot imagine... More 

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

Thanks TM W - We are very proud to have Matt guide for us and feel lucky to have his services available. His knowledge of the Black Hills and his personality adds so much to our tours. The Safari tour you purchased makes up almost 70% of all the tours reserved and provides the best open-top venues to see the... More 

Elcho, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My husband, grandson and I took the Safari 1 tour and would recommend it to anyone visiting the area. We saw and learned much more than we would have on our own. We couldn't have asked for a more relaxing, interesting tour. Rich, our guide was great. He knows the area and history well. And the open top adds much... More 

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

Hi Carrie - Thank you for your review! I enjoyed my time touring with all of you. This Safari tours are our most popular and offer the best photos ops from our convertible top vehicles and the best part is we can alway adjust to the weather. Thanks again - Rich More 

Chisago City, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We are so glad we chose to take an Open Top Tour. It was a perfect October day to see Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park, Needles, Crazy Horse and so much more. We loved the door to door service and we were able to get many wonderful pictures and memories. Thanks Rich!

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

Hi Rick - Thanks! I had a great day touring with you both also. The Southern Hills offer so much diversity . . . we try to get as many destinations into out Safari#1 tour as possible. Please come back soon and I'll show you the best of the Northern Hills. Be Well- Rich More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This tour was one of our highlights on our trip. Our guide was great and the tour destinations were wonderful. We saw everything in one full, packed, but relaxing day. The open top van made for great photo ops. There were as many people taking pictures of our group standing thru the roof of the van as they were taking... More 

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

Howdy Lisa - Thanks for taking time for your review. The Safari#1 is our most popular . . ."bang for the buck" tour that takes in the most you can see in one day of the Southern Hills. Other visitors are always caught off guard with our open top vehicles and our guests towering above them for photos ops. Many... More 

Rogers, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed three wonderful days of tours with Rich recently in Rapid City. We took the Mount Rushmore Tour, the Badlands Tour, and the Spearfish Canyon, Sturgis, Deadwood Tour - and we had a super time on all of them. Rich was so thoughtful and checked out the weather ahead of time and planned and adjusted our... More 

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

Hi 'nellie' - I really enjoyed our time touring together. You were both great working with me on changing the tours around and also fun to be with! Our guides adjust the tours to match the Black Hills weather in order to provide the best "Open-Top" experience for our guests. And we always carry additional raincoats and umbrellas . .... More 

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