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Mount Rushmore-Black Hills Safari Tour

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The most comprehensive Convertible-Top Tour of Southern Black Hills.

Biggest Bang for the Buck! Tour includes: fees, bottled water, snacks and a lakeside picnic lunch. Potent Potables available upon request. Private Tours Available! Also handicap minivan available.

During the 9+ hour Safari Tour, you travel in comfort, each van has individual leather reclining seats, 10 ft sliding top and everyone gets a window seat. Vehicles open and close to adjust to the ever-changing weather of the mountains as needed. You will visit the two most famous Black Hills monuments - Mt Rushmore and Crazy Horse for one hour each. Then outdoor adventures . . . enjoy unparalleled views of pine covered mountains and high-desert panoramas. See wildlife up close for great photo ops at Custer Park and never need to leave the van.

IMPORTANT NOTE: MUST let us know which hotel you are staying at for pickup prior to tour date!
  • Visit Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse on a small-group tour
  • Stress-free package ideal for first-time visitors
  • Hassle-free round-trip transportation from your hotel
  • Explore the region and stop for a picnic lunch (included)
What to Expect
Your tour begins with pickup at your Rapid City or Keystone hotel. Hop in the open-top vehicle and Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse for a tour of each site. Next you cruise down Iron Mountain Road in your open-top vehicle where you stop to take photos.

Next, visit Mount Coolidge Lookout to see Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and the Needles from afar. Take a drive down Needles Highway and stop at Needle’s Eye and Cathedral Spires lookouts. Then, stop at Tunnel No. 5 to look for wildlife.

Make a midday stop at Sylvan Lake for a picnic lunch (included) before driving to Custer State Park, the state’s largest. Drive the 19-mile Wildlife Loop and look for prairie dogs, deer, elk, antelope, wild burros, and some of the park’s more than 1,400 buffalo.

Visit State Game Lodge and Custer Park visitor center before being dropped back at your hotel.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is the first time my wife and I go to South Dakota, and we want to cover as many attractions around Rapid City as possible within three days. This tour helps us a lot. We went to many attractions in the Black Hills in...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank watercc
999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi "watercc" - I'm very pleased you enjoyed your time in the "Hills" . . . there is so much more here than most people know about. I hope you both have a chance to return. Thank you for your review. Be Well - Rich

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Black Hills Open Top Tour is among the best tours we have been on! We highly recommend it. Our guide, Grady, was superb! He knew so much about the places he showed us, and had a very engaging way of sharing this information. He...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Funtogotraveling
999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Funtog - I'm very pleased that you enjoyed your tour with Grady. He just started with us this season and we are proud of the way he has developed his skills and knowledge of the region. Thank you for your kind review I will...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic trip. Mike was awesome guide and was very accommodating. I’m glad I let someone else do the driving so I could focus on the beauty. Plus we learned much more than we would have otherwise.More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank tnpodman
999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi tn - Thank you for your kind review and I'm very happy you enjoyed your tour. The Black Hills are always surprising first time visitors . . . there is a lot to see. I'll pass on your comments to Mike. Be Well -...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to the Black Hills several times but this year our daughter and her family joined us for the first time. We thought the tour would be a great way for them to see a lot in the relatively short time we were...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank dwcrowcountry
999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi 'dw' - I greatly appreciate your taking time for this review. I'm glad that you and your family enjoyed your tour with us. We would be happy to show you the rest of the Hills next time you return. Thanks again and Be Well!...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent in every way. Our guide, Mike, was knowledgeable, patient, and engaging. He showed us what we would never have seen on our own. Great family experience. I highly recommend it!

Date of experience: July 2019
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999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jodyann - I'm happy you enjoyed your tour with Mike. He is new with us this year. He's a 'local' that knows the Hills well. Thank you for your kind review. Be Well - Rich

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August 7, 2019|
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Response from dwcrowcountry | Reviewed this property |
About an hour at Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse.
janet s
September 25, 2018|
Response from JRB187 | Reviewed this property |
I am not aware that they have helicopter tours and I don't remember about prices. Call Rich who I believe owns the company and ask. He is a wealth of information
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