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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 #1 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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Uttoxeter
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

One of the best decisions we took on our US road trip to book Black Hills Open Top Tours. Booked well in advance in the UK; Rich was helpful and always available to speak to. Our tour guide Jim was knowledgeable, entertaining and just generally fun to be with - he made a really good tour even better. We saw... More

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The Villages, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We took lots of time and conversation with Rich to select the right vehicle for our tour. We chose the 8 passenger open top van. I called 2 days before to confirm our reservation and was told that someone else booked the van for a private tour and we could choose a PT cruiser or a jeep. After much conversation... More

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

Hi golfergirl1942 – Below is my reply to your review. I’ll also try to clarify the vehicle selection process in hopes of foregoing future misunderstandings with our guests. As I expressed to you before, I am sorry you did not enjoy your tour with us or the vehicle you toured in. I know it was a disappointing day for your... More

Rockport, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I sent my 70-something in-laws and my 12 and 14-year-old children on a 5 day trip to South Dakota. The family came back saying the Mt. Rushmore tour given by Black Hills Open Top Tours was the best part of their trip. The owner, Rich, contacted me at least twice before the trip with advice on things to bring and... More

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

Hi Amy - I'm so glad that you family enjoyed their tour. The best time on any of your tours is the opportunity to feed the 'begging burros', especially the new little ones. It doesn't matter what age . . . everyone enjoys the interaction. Cindi enjoys being with kids . . . even after teaching school for several years.... More

Damascus, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I communicated with Rich at the beginning stages of planning our road trip to South Dakota, and he was so helpful in giving us sites to see on our way to Hill City, SD. I had booked in advance Safari #1, he expressed that I could change the date with no problem if we didn't arrive in time, which he... More

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

Hi Vj price - I appreciate your taking time for the review. I always enjoy helping our guests with their itinerary, there are so many great things to see on the way here and on the way home. I'm happy you enjoyed the Safari#1 tour, its our most popular. I'll pass along your comments to Cindi, I know she'll appreciate... More

Slater, Missouri
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Awesome tour worthy of every penny. The Open Top Van was very comfortable and made the experience that much more in joy able. Dale our tour guide and van driver was simply the best very informative and a great guy to be around all day ! Would recommend Open Top Tours to anyone ! The Kirby Family From Missouri.

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

Hi Derrick K K - I'm very happy you enjoyed your tour and your time with Dale . . . he's a pretty good hand. (Just don't let him know I said so.) Thanks for choosing us . . . and I'll pass along you kudo's to Dale. Thanks - Rich More

Pau, France
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My father and I just spent four days touring with this company and each day was special. We visited Mount Rushmore, the Northern Black Hills, the Southern Black Hills, Keystone, Hill City, the 1880 train, the wineries, and of course the beautiful Badlands. Professional, punctual, well informed guides, and great expanses of wonderful nature and interesting towns to be seen.... More

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

Hi Isobel- I'm sorry I did not reply sooner or get a chance to meet you. Thank you! For selecting us and for entertaining my guides. The joy of our business is finding people like you and your father who enjoy life and are as entertaining to us as I hope we are to you. I will pass on your... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

Great tour, terrific guide and fantastic transport. Seeing the Black Hills from a convertible was a once in a lifetime experience. Rich made the experience very special - knows the area so well! Mount Rushmore was better than we ever imagined. We'll be back Rich...

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

Howdy Donna and Mark - I look forward to you both returning. And thanks for helping to break in the new PT convertible. I'll be adding several of the pix to my website and here at TripAdvisor. It was a true joy touring with you . . . you are great people and a lot of fun! Hooroo- Rich More

Dayton, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Very nice tour. My family and I attended the tour while visiting Mount Rushmore. A real fun and educational tour all at the same time. If you a teenager's, this is a great tour for the whole family.

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

Howdy - Thank you for taking time for this review. I am very glad that you and your family enjoyed your tour and we look forward to showing you more of the 'Hills' next time you're here. Just a reminder that Open-Top-Tours is open all year 7 days a week. Our 2014 tour season is already started and we are... More

Houston, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

I had wanted to visit the Black Hills area for quite sometime and I was looking for a tour company that would give me an unrushed experience. I researched the itineraries that different tour companies offered and then turned to TripAdvisor for reviews. The first thing that caught my attention was the ‘Open Top’ vehicles and the choice of itineraries... More

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

Hi PJ - Thanks for taking time for your kind review and for the information you shared with me about your culture and country. I enjoyed our conversations very much and learned a lot. I hope you can find time to come back. I think you would enjoy the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and find it extremely interesting. Everyone should attend... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We did the Mt Rushmore tour in October. Rich was the ideal tour guide. First - arranging the tour was easy and friendly. Second - we were picked up promptly, and he made sure to find out what we were interested in via casual conversation and without feeling like an inquisition. Weather was cloudy in the morning. Rich's knowledge of... More

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BlackHillsOpenTop, Manager at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the very kind review! I had a Great time touring with you and your family. I bet there are a few people trying to figure out "valet service to the restrooms:. :@) Thanks again. Rich More

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