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Rushmore Cave

13622 Hwy 40, Keystone, SD 57751
+1 605-255-4384
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Ranked #6 of 19 Attractions in Keystone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: At Rushmore Cave, you will find fun on all levels! Explore the stalactite-filled caverns of this...
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Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: At Rushmore Cave, you will find fun on all levels! Explore the stalactite-filled caverns of this amazing natural wonder on a fun and educational cave tour. Soar through the sky on the new Soaring Eagle Zipline Ride or try your skill at the New Gunslinger 7-D Interactive Ride. You are sure to have a great time, full of affordable family fun. It's a total must-do attraction for anyone coming to the Black Hills. Cave tours leave every 15 minutes May-Oct. Attractions open daily, check website for hours and admission prices.

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South Dakota
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We didn't do the cave tour, since we have toured caves previously. We initially just wanted to try the Gunslinger 7-D Interactive Ride, but ended trying the Souring Eagle Zipline Ride also. The Zipline is a little bit like an amusement park ride because you are strapped into a two-person seat. When you are ready you are sent down the... More 

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South Dakota
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We all really ended up enjoying Rushmore Cave. We have been to Rushmore Cave before but not since they added the new attractions. We were at 1st skeptical and thinking they were a bit touristy...but both kids really liked the Zipline ride. We also went on the Gunslinger interactive ride - yes it's only 6 minutes long but it was... More 

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Winfield
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Everyone loved the cave. Everyone loved the zip line. Everyone loved the 7D experience. Three attractions at one location. It is about a 1/2 mile walk through the cave with low ceilings and a number or stairs. Also, you have a ladder to climb. Be careful if you are tall. At 6' 4" it may be the last cave I... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We had a great experience there. When we first got there, electricity was out but was back on about 10 minutes after we got there. Besides going in the cave, my granddaughter and I rode the Zipline and did the 7D gunslinger theatre. Prior to going to Rushmore cave, I searched Trip Advisor and found Rushmore Cave had more excellent... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Family fun time. Seven family members including 12 and 14 year old enjoyed the cave, shooting tour and quick but powerful zip line. We all participated and made some neat memories of a delightful vacation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Nice cave tour given by Crystal. There was plenty of time for photos and the stairs are not to strenuous. We have been to lots of caves all over the USA. This one has many different types of formations. The rare helictites can be seen here.

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Denver, Colorado
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We did the cave tour + the 7D "ride". I would recommend folks stick to the base cave ticket, the other attractions seem to be a way to get more of your money (though my kids really did enjoy the 7d ride). The cave is cool. Nice cave formations. Tour is a little over an hour. They have some adventure... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

If you've never seen a cave before then this is for you. I've been to other caves that were much more impressive. The price was a little steep, we also did the 7D gunslinger interactive movie and it was $21 per person for both. If you can't handle climbing stairs, I wouldn't recommend doing the cave tour, best part of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I haven't been to this cave since I was a kid. I thought the new owners did a great job with the upgrades. We all loved the cave tour, kids loved the zip-line and 7d movie. I loved the landscaping and wild flowers.

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Germantown, Wisconsin
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15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Overall appearance was great- clean and pretty. Cave guide was dry and to the point- didnt really want to answer questions. Many areas of the cave were dead due to previous self guided tours. Gift shop staff very friendly and informative- kids loved the dog.

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