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Address: 110 Keystone, #767 Deadwood, Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone Number: +1 605-644-6736
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Description: - Black Hills #1 SAFARI STYLE TOURS - Convertible-top vehicles ... open...
- Black Hills #1 SAFARI STYLE TOURS - Convertible-top vehicles ... open for sunny days/closed for inclement weather. View wildlife up-close, safely inside out open-top vehicles. SUV's - Vans - Minivans - Sedan Convertibles Handicap Accessible - Multi-Lingual - Private Free Pickup/Return to any Rapid City Hotel. Tours include: bottled water, fees & snacks. Select tours include lakeside picnics. Special tours with wine tasting. OPEN ALL YEAR - 7 DAYS A WEEK!
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We took the Rapid City tour with Rich and had a great time. We got to see things we wouldn't have known about on our own. Rich was great. He is extremely knowledgeable of all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Michigan
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145 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We took the Rapid City tour with Rich and had a great time. We got to see things we wouldn't have known about on our own. Rich was great. He is extremely knowledgeable of all things related to the region. A warehouse of information. Such a great guide that he had us directly in front of a "General Store" just... More 

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Kirkland, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

On July 2nd, we had arranged to be picked up at the Best Western Golden Spike in Hill City for transportation to (and from) the night performance at Mount Rushmore for four people. The Black Hills Open Top Tour person arrived on time, but the employee arrived with a PT Cruiser designed to seat 3 passengers (only three seat belts).... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Custer park, Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, OMG. Buffalo, Deer, Antelope, wild Burrows, oh my! Needles Eye like another world. Kelly wonderful guide that knows her area and history. Lunch by lake perfect. This is one tour you have to take if black hills on you bucket list.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We took the Northern Hills tour with Dale and had a blast and got to see them getting ready for Sturgis. We also took another tour the Safari tour with the night lighting ceremony at Mount Rushmore with Raphael and we had a blast. The jeep was used and even though we hit some spots with rain the knowledge and... More 

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Lafayette IN
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Raphael was our tour guide.. HIGHLY recommend him! We took the Custer state park tour. He was on time, a lot of knowledge and answered all our questions and gave a lot of info before we even asked! Very personable. Would definitely advise to get this tour. The top opens so u can stand up and see all. We got... More 

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

Howdy LaLa1 - The Safari#1 tour you chose is our most popular and we advertise that it offers the "most bang for the buck" . . . and this year the word 'buck' is literal. The animals at Custer State Park are all over the place. An abundance of whitetail and mule deer; roads blocked by buffalo, new born 'kid'... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had an absolutely great day with our guide Rafael on July 10/15. He was great and the scenery was amazing. We took the wildlife safari and scenic tour and it was well worth it. It is a great experience being able to stand and take pictures out the top of the van whether it was the scenery or when... More 

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

Hi Steven - It is great of you to take time for this review. I'm very happy you enjoyed your tour. The Safari tours make up 75% of all tours purchased. Our convertible tops are always adjusting to the changing mountain weather and open and close easily. We have many styles and sizes of our Safari vehicles . . .... More 

Vero Beach, Florida
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Awesome Safari tour today 7/9/15 with Cindy. The day was absolutey perfect!!!!! Saw LOTS of Buffalo, prairie dogs, and pronghorns. Would highly recommend Open Top Tours.

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

Howdy Gatormom - I'm very pleased you enjoyed your tour with Cindi. We have been amazed that Custer State Park has been filled with more wildlife than we have seen in years. This last week almost every tour has been delayed with buffalo jamming the road . . . and it's fun every time . . . you just stand... More 

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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Our guide was Matt. We are a family of 4. Shared open top van with one couple. Comfy leather captains chairs. Just the right amount of time at Rushmore and Crazy Horse. Saw many other sites we would not have seen on our own. Matt made the extra effort for us to see bison up close. Well worth the money.... More 

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

Howdy Donna - Thank you for the review. I'm very happy you enjoyed your tour. Our company is the 'anti-bus' option. The big buses do a great job and provide what they are designed for an economical structured tour. Open-Top-Tours is designed to provide a more personalized, comfortable, never rushed . . . fun experience. I'll pass along your very... More 

Farmington, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We really enjoyed both of our tours. Mount Rushmore was amazing. Our tour guide, Matt was very knowledgeable and willingly answered all our questions. We liked that we had time on our own during the tour. Having a guide is the best way to see Mount Rushmore because you get information and interesting facts that you would not get on... More 

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

Thanks Tom and Diane - I am so very pleased that you enjoyed your tour with Matt R. He is new with us this year as a guide but has greatly impressed us with his professionalism and personality . . . and his sense of humor. We look forward to your returning . . . there is so much to... More 

Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We stopped in Rapid City traveling in our RV from East to West Coast. Called this company late in the day. I spoke personally with the owner and he arranged their Safari 1 package of the Black Hills/Mt. Rushmore/Custer State Park and the Crazy Horse Monument. Their guide picked us up in Rapid City at the RV park promptly the... More 

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

Hi JI1947 - Thanks for your kind review . . . you can't make us any happier than to hear you enjoyed your tour to that extent. We all take a lot of pride in the Hills and love showing it to our guests. And you are right . . . Cindi is 'first-class' and we are proud to have... More 

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Address: 110 Keystone, #767 Deadwood, Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone Number: +1 605-644-6736
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Rapid City

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