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Private Badlands National Park Day Tour provided by Black Hills Tour Company

Private Badlands National Park Day Tour

Private Badlands National Park Day Tour
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$370.00
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100% of travelers recommend this experience
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Free cancellation
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 56418P10
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Philip
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We offer complimentary pick up within Rapid City, city limits and in the Box Elder hotel area. Please let us know if you are staying elsewhere in the Hills so we can arrange a meeting point, or pick up for an additional fee.
  • Airports:
  • Rapid City Regional Airport, 4550 Terminal Rd, Rapid City, SD 57703
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Philip
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We offer complimentary pick up within Rapid City, city limits and in the Box Elder hotel area. Please let us know if you are staying elsewhere in the Hills so we can arrange a meeting point, or pick up for an additional fee.
  • Airports:
  • Rapid City Regional Airport, 4550 Terminal Rd, Rapid City, SD 57703
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Badlands National Park
    Stop: 4 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Minuteman Missile Visitors Center
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Wall Drug
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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Mglinter76
Tarpon Springs, FL48 contributions
We have been traveling the US for the last two months and decided to hire someone to show us the Badlands. We wanted to see Badlands from a different perspective. Leave the paved areas and go places where people typically don’t go. I hired Kevin Quinn from Black Hills Tour Company to take us on this journey. I liked Kevin and Melina’s story. (on their website) Kevin was amazing. I’m baffled how anyone knows so much about the area's animals, landscape, and history. Born and raised in Rapid City, He truly made our experience unforgettable. Being a photographer, I told him I wanted to capture the Badlands in all its glory. He delivered! If I were ever going to suggest you hire someone to take you on a storytelling tour of an area, I would ABSOLUTELY recommend him and his wife. They can show you the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore, Custer, Badlands, etc.

If you do contact him, let him know you heard about him from me!

Thank You, Kevin!!!!
Written June 30, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Go788168
Thank you so much for the glowing review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time in the area and allowed us to assist in doing so.
Written July 1, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mai Lee P
Rome, GA1 contribution
Our family of 5 (3 boys under 15) did the day trip to the Badlands. Kevin & Jennifer were our tour guides. The van was spacious and comfortable. Kevin was very knowledgeable and friendly. They accommodated us perfectly. Kudos to Kevin for handling my kids’ requests to go “off roading”. I feel like Kevin tailored the trip to us and veered from the norm a bit to show us some beautiful spots. It was pretty windy the day we went so a windbreaker was useful. Kevin had a nice, fresh lunch packed for us. The day lasted longer than we expected which was nice. We didn’t feel rushed at all. Great day. Glad we booked with them. They should have made the boys wash the van ;)
Written June 4, 2022
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Go788168
I think Kevin had more fun that the boys "off roading" haha! Thanks for taking the time to review and glad to hear it was an enjoyable day.
Written June 5, 2022
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F C
Melbourne, Australia7 contributions
Oct 2021
This tour was a highlight during our stay in Rapid City. Kevin was an exceptional guide, very knowledgeable and engaging with a deep understanding of the history of the area. Kevin has an eagle eye and was spotting wildlife along the way which we would have missed. Would highly recommend this tour, had an all round fantastic day.
Written November 24, 2021
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Go788168
Thanks for your review! Glad you enjoyed the day.
Written November 26, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Paul L
Grand Blanc, MI130 contributions
My wife and I had a wonderful tour with Black Hills Tour Company last week. We took the Mount Rushmore and Southern Black Hills Tour. Our guide, Ryan is superb. He picked us up at our hotel in a van with tall windows allowing us to take great photos. Initially, we saw Mount Rushmore. Having a guide allowed us to enjoy the picturesque views since the roads are so circuitous. Afterwards we visited the Crazy Horse Memorial. At both sights we had plenty of time to walk around and ask questions. Ryan is an encyclopedia of information. Later we visited the Needles, Sylvan Lake and Custer State Park. In summary, my wife and I had a fabulous experience with Black Hills Tour Company. I highly recommend!!!
Written May 24, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Go788168
Thank you so much Paul! I am so glad to hear you had a wonderful day with Ryan and enjoyed your time in the Hills. We appreciate your kind review.
Written May 28, 2021
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Ronnie Z
1 contribution
Aug 2021
My husband and I had the most wonderful tour of the Badlands with our guide Joel. Joel is extremely knowledge and an all round great guide. We choose to take the sunset tour. We got the visit the Badlands in the day light then enjoy the view as the sunset. The wine and food was delicous as well as plentiful. The vehicle as clean and very comfortable. We are so glad we did not miss this day.
Written September 10, 2021
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Go788168
Thanks Ronnie, so glad you enjoyed your time in the Badlands!
Written September 12, 2021
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Scott K
Elverson, PA2 contributions
May 2022
Enjoyed two trips one with Joel the other with Kevin both are a wealth of knowledge and very pleasant to deal with, I’m so happy that we decided to do the tours with this company from the start talking with Melina I could tell they care about what they do. They were on time and very thorough and called back if you had questions. Badlands is a must see it’s breath taking.
Written May 21, 2022
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Go788168
Thank you so much for the review! We're very happy to hear you had a great time in the Badlands and with both Kevin and Joel.
Written May 22, 2022
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Mstinebaugh
Fairhope, AL14 contributions
Jun 2020
Our tour guide, Kevin, was very knowledgable and was will to go the extra mile to see that my husband and I had an enjoyable experience. I would recommend this touring company to anyone visiting the area.
Written June 19, 2020
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Go788168
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your tour! So glad to hear you had a great time in the area.
Written July 19, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CMM33134
Coral Gables, FL61 contributions
We toured 4.5 days on private customized tours. Our guide was Joel. Vans were comfortable, Joel was informative and flexible with our visits and his love of the area is contagious.
Written September 10, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Go788168
Great to hear you had a good time!
Written September 12, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jun 2022
My son and I actually did two private full-day e-bike rides, both with Randy as our guide, Badlands and Mickelson Trail. Our most expensive activity in a jammed week of Black Hills adventuring, but also the best, aided by perfect weather too. All arrangements I made via email and telecon with Melina, one of the co-owners, who was so knowledgeable and very accessible, advised the best rides for us, and suggested additional options at either end of the rides for things nearby—at Badlands we chose the Minuteman Missile NPS Historic Site over a ghost town and scenic drive (no scenery could surpass the ride itself); after Mickelson Trail, the Miner Brewery in Hill City was perfect. Logistics were flawless, a comfortable modern van, water and picnic lunches prepared by Randy. The first day meetup was at a Rapid City hotel. Second day, Randy and Melina agreed he’d pick us up at our Roosevelt Inn in Keystone, nearby to Mickelson; we greatly appreciated that flexibility. Randy is a long-term resident, has at least three bikes himself for all seasons, and shared lots of information about the area from personal experiences. Melina is now ordering us Black Hills Tours shirts at our request (and expense), but it’s another example of their extra effort for us.
Written June 15, 2022
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Go788168
Thanks for such a wonderful review. I am so so glad that you had a great time out here and happier that we were able to get you out riding.
Written June 16, 2022
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Katina Z
Santa Barbara, CA4 contributions
May 2021
Tailored to our needs. Super knowledgeable, personable, perfect picnic lunch to continue to enjoy the beauty of the area. Every detail executed. Highlight of our trip to South Dakota
Written May 29, 2021
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Go788168
We are so glad this was a highlight for you! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your time on tour with us!
Written June 2, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Vacation travel
We had a fabulous time riding the Mickelson Trail. Black Hills Tour Company did a great job setting up the itinera
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Excellent Vacation
I have been working with the Black Hills Tour Company since 2018 when I found they had a bike tour which my son was
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Wonderful Day in the Black Hills
The whole day was fabulous due to Jennifer who was our tour guide. Her knowledge and experience of each site made i
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Bike Adventure on the Mickelson Trail
The best part of the experience was having Rob as our guide due to his patience, expertise, and his experience with
CoronadoBruce
CoronadoBruce
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A great bike trip through the Black Hills and the Badlands
Kevin did a remarkable job putting together a bespoke bike trip for my group of 10 that ranged in age from 30 to 70
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Only way to see Mt Rushmore and surroundings!
Had a fantastic time with Randy! Super friendly, knowledgeable and great driver!! Say things we would never have se
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Mixed Review
Based on some private, guided photography tours we've booked in the past, we were excited to see the Black Hills To
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Black Hills Tour Company Service
Black Hills Tour Company goes the extra mile to support its clients. Recently needed their help in arranging a tour
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Great time in the Black Hills
The scenery was beautiful and the tour guides were excellent. Since we are in our 80's, the best thing they did was
sh0llyt
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Spectacular Day with Spectacular Guide! Heart Hands to Joel!
Joel was our perfect guide. We watched the newest Mount Rushmore documentary prior to our tour in preparation for
sarahlindasanford
sarahlindasanford
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The perfect half day trip!
This tour was a great way to make the most of our limited time in the area! It was the perfect half day trip. Our
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Super fun night of Lights!
Had a great time on the Christmas Light tour! Kevin and Melina are super friendly, and make everything fun and easy
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Christmas Fun
The Christmas light tour was SO fun! I saw amazing displays I would have never come across otherwise. Kevin gave us
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A holiday must
An amazing way to get everyone in the holiday spirit, young and old. We booked a tour to look at the Christmas ligh
Fitz727
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Exceptional Private Tour of Mt Rushmore/Black Hills/Bad Lands!!
We took both the private Mt Rushmore & Southern Black Hills Tour AND the private Badlads National Parks Tour over 2
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