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Address: Highway 16A, Box 4033, Custer, SD 57730
Phone Number: (605) 673-4349
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You might be able to see the monuments and attractions driving on your own, but if you want to really treat yourself Golden Circle Tours is a great way to see the sights. You... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2015
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Mt Prospect
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

You might be able to see the monuments and attractions driving on your own, but if you want to really treat yourself Golden Circle Tours is a great way to see the sights. You have an early morning pick up at your hotel in Custer, they do the driving and give you the fun facts and history of the area.... More 

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Irving, Texas
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Our guide, Bev, was great. Very friendly, knowledgeable and kept the tour exciting. The van, however, was horrendous. Very difficult to get in and out of, seats had little cushioning and springs poking through. There were no cup holders and the seatbelt's were useless. Can not recommend because of the vehicle.

1 Thank JenM201108
Horseheads, New York
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

After driving an rv across the country it was excellent to leave it parked and let someone else navigate the technical and scenic highways. Frequent stops to view wildlife and plenty of time at major attractions. Guide used to be a science.teacher and was a wealth of.knowledge on many of the trees animals and forestry facts we needed to know... More 

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Palos Heights
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68 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Dick, our driver took us on an all day tour of the area. he is very knowledgeable and gave us a perspective I don't think you can get any other way. We went to Sylvan lake, Coolidge lookout,through most of Custer State Park, with great wildlife, Crazy Horse memorial, Mt Rushmore and more. You have to dedicato a day but... More 

1 Thank Dennis C
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125 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Exceptional tour and great guide. We spent a full day traveling and sightseeing and the guide was terrific in pointing out all of the key sights and giving us details about the area and the sights we saw. Highly recommend.

Thank Luvtotravel456
Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This being our first trip to the Black Hills of South Dakota, you helped us experience Custer State Park, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse and the local area in a way we never could have done on our own. It was a pleasure meeting other tourists to the area, thanks to Sheila's welcoming nature and offering to help us and others... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Bruce, our guide, picked us up at our camp ground. We spent a wonderful full day, with a very knowledgable guide. The day started with a tour of downtown Custer, then on to Custer National Park, with sites of Sylvan lake, the narrows, wild bison, antelope, prairie dogs and other park animals. Mt. Rushmore was phenomenal, with ample time to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great way to enjoy the beautiful scenery. You miss so much when you are driving, especially in an area that you aren't familiar with. Our guide B. J. Knew everything about the area. His knowledge and humor made the tour perfect.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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107 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

After driving around the area for a few days, it was time to let someone else take over. That someone for us was Golden Circle Tours; and I have to say that it was an excellent choice. The price of the tour includes the entrance fees for Needles Highway, Mt. Rushmore, and the Chief Crazy Horse Monument. The transportation used... More 

2 Thank ray m
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I did this tour with my 12 high school students during our 2 day stay in Iceland. The tour was incredibly interesting, informative and a great experience for people visiting the country. My jetlagged students had enough physical things to do, resting time taking in the surroundings from the bus, and lots of great info. Gunna was a good tour... More 

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