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“Refeshing and educational” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rushmore Cave

Rushmore Cave
13622 Hwy 40, Keystone, SD 57751
605-255-4384
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Ranked #7 of 18 attractions in Keystone
Type: Tours
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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.
Honolulu, Hawaii
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“Refeshing and educational”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

I was fortunate to get an off-season tour from "Carter," one of the cave experts who loves caving so much he even got married there! It wasn't too crowded so we could "rush less" (sorry). This cave is long and has a huge variety of narrow passages and wider areas and the famous "big room." We got both the scientific explanation and the sociological explanation about how people's attitudes toward caves and conservation have changed over time. Carter made comparisons to other Black Hills caves also. Even if you think you are not interested in caves, this is a cool and refreshing break, and you can skip your daily Stairmaster since there's lots of stairs. If there is one thing I would change in the cave it would be to nix the garbage cans. All in all though, it's a nice way to spend the afternoon.

Visited September 2011
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Mpls, MN
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“An interesting tourist site on a blistering hot day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

Rushmore Caves gave us a unique experience of seeing geology beneath the grounds we walk on. It's amazing the caverns that are located here and that it goes on & on. It also was a nice break from the heat of the day -- going from 104 outside to mid-50's in the cave was a pleasant relief.

Visited July 2011
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Connecticut
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“Not a good value and abrupt, annoying tour guide”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

The tour guide ruined our visit here. She didn't want to answer questions and seemed visibly annoyed when a question was asked. If you want to see a cave while in the Black Hills area, I highly recommend driving the extra distance south to Wind Cave National Park. Much better value and they actually like to teach their customers.

Visited July 2011
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Keystone, South Dakota
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great fun and value!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011 via mobile

Again, as a local...this is one of my top choices as fas as tourist attractions in the area. It is a very well maintained, staffed, and thought out tour. From the moment you are on the grounds, you can tell these people care about you and their business! The tour guides are great and do a fantastic job at meeting you at your skill level. The Zip Ride is a great value! I think many people are expecting a zip line, which it is not....but for a fun, fast, thrill at the end of the tour for a very small amount of money..it is well worth it!

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Moon Township, Pennsylvania
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“Cave tour was cool, skip the zipline.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

The cave tour was good, make sure you take a jacket. Lots of steps. I was disappointed in the zipline. We waited in a long line to ride, even my kids, 12 and 8, thought it was nothing great.

Visited July 2011
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