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Address: 1600 East St. Patrick Street, Rapid City, SD 57718 (Formerly Gray Line of the Black Hills)
Phone Number: +1 605-342-4461
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Dakota Tours is located at 11750 Sturgis Road in Summerset, SD. We offer...

Dakota Tours is located at 11750 Sturgis Road in Summerset, SD. We offer premier sightseeing tours, customized tours, nationwide charter service, convention and reunion groups, step-on guides and receptive services. Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park and more. To truly experience the Black Hills, see it with the local experts!

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Mount Rushmore and More Tour
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South Dakota Bus tours

Let me start by saying that Tricia did a phenomenal job carting us tourists on this great tour. She was knowledgable, funny, and just great, giving us information thru the 8 hour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 30, 2016
tonycad
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Jenison, Michigan
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Jenison, Michigan
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Let me start by saying that Tricia did a phenomenal job carting us tourists on this great tour. She was knowledgable, funny, and just great, giving us information thru the 8 hour tour. This is one of the best tours we have been on and it includes a lunch at Mt Rushmore. The lunch was anything you wanted from their... More 

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Blackhills D, Director of Sales at Dakota Tours, responded to this review

Your review was very informative for us to know that Carver's Café is doing a wonderful job with their food preparations and that our Mt. Rushmore & More tour is timed appropriately for the day. We appreciate your comments and will post for all to see here - thank you for coming to our beautiful Black Hills! More 

Washington, DC
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857 reviews
391 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 904 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

We took the Mount Rushmore & More Tour which was a great way to see the major attractions in a short period of time. The only thing missing in the day long itinerary was the Badlands, which you'll have to do separately or on your own. We drove and was able to take our time and stop when and where... More 

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Blackhills D, Director of Sales at Dakota Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words on our Mt. Rushmore & More Tour and John your driver/tour guide for the day. Just is not enough time in the day to add on Badlands to our tour, but yes, certainly worth the drive on another day. We appreciate your review! More 

Roscoe, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

We booked on line with the Mt Rushmore and more tour. It is awesome. We had an excellent, friendly, informative driver, Trisha. She drove with care and spotted different things out to us. For the price it is well worth the ease of seeing so much without the headache of you driving yourself. Thanks, Dakota tours, really enjoyed it.

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Thank gram004
Blackhills D, Director of Sales at Dakota Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to the Black Hills of South Dakota! We appreciate your comments and affirms to us that the sights we see and the vendors we work with are doing a great job as well. Will gladly post your review for all our tour drivers to see, especially Trisha. Again, thank you! More 

Spooner, Wisconsin
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70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

We were picked up and dropped off by our driver and a tour guide Bruce at one of the hotels in Rapid city. He took us to the Crazy Horse, Custer state park, through the Iron Mountain Rd to the Mt. Rushmore. I am amazed at his driving skills and an ability of being a story teller as well at... More 

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Blackhills D, Director of Sales at Dakota Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for submitting your tour experience with Dakota Tours! Sounds like it was a good day to see the area, just unfortunate that the buffalo did not cooperate! We appreciate your kind comments and will post for Bruce to see. Thank you for coming to the Black Hills! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Trisha, our tour guide, was excellent! Not only was she a phenomenal bus driver, an impressive tour guide but also a neat person. I sing my and my family's praises. No better way to see Crazy Horse, Mt. Rushmore and Custer State Park.

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Blackhills D, Director of Sales at Dakota Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for submitting your experience with Dakota Tours and our Mt. Rushmore & More Tour! We appreciate your comments and will post for our driver's to see. Again, thank you for choosing Dakota Tours for touring the Black Hills of South Dakota with Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park and Mt. Rushmore! More 

Carrollton, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

My wife and I reluctantly booked this tour - thinking it was a little expensive to go for a bus ride. Were we EVER wrong - and were we ever happy that we booked this trip yesterday. Bus picked us up at our hotel ON time - everything was like clock work - on time and no excuses. The bus... More 

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Blackhills D, Director of Sales at Dakota Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your experience on our Mt. Rushmore & More Tour recently and with Trisha. I have posted it for her to see. I do agree, when visiting other areas it is well worth letting someone else do the driving and you will learn so much more about the area with the narration along the way. Hope to... More 

Manhattan Beach, California
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67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

We planned a three day trip to Rapid City to visit Mount Rushmore and more. First I was going to rent a car, then I read all the reviews and realized I would be concentrating on the driving, and wind up exhausted after a day of windy roads. This tour is the best way to see Rushmore, Custer State Park,... More 

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Blackhills D, Director of Sales at Dakota Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for submitting your experience with Dakota Tours! We appreciate your input and will post this for all to see (already posted here for Bruce). Certainly is a great idea to let someone else take you around to the sights, it does let you relax and enjoy! Correct in noticing the name change, we are Dakota Bus Service/Dakota Tours,... More 

Kennesaw, Georgia
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53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2015

Typical bus tour. Driver was very knowledgeable. Picked us up in Keystone, SD. Went to Mt. Rushmore and were given breakfast at the site. It was awful and not worth the time. That part of the tour could easily have been done without a tour. Then we wrote to a hill City, where some rode a very touristy train and... More 

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Blackhills G, General Manager at Dakota Tours, responded to this review

We do appreciate that you took our tour to get the "lay of the land" perspective. There is so much to see in the Black Hills and taking the time to sit back and enjoy the ride helps you make plans for other sightseeing on your own as well. Thank you for riding with Gray Line! More 

Papillion, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

Trisha was our Guide. Very entertaining and knowledgable. A very good driver as well. We were picked up on time at the motel and all stops were right on time. Our trip was Mt. Rushmore - Custer - Iron Mountain Road. I'm happy that she was driving, those pigtail turns would not be fun, let alone driving a bus! Great... More 

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Blackhills G, General Manager at Dakota Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review, we do appreciate hearing from you! It makes for a wonderful day to sightsee and not worry about getting around yourself. Iron Mountain Road in Custer State Park is challenging, but we feel it is a beautiful drive. Again, thank you! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

We took this tour with my 87 years young grandmother. Bruce our driver was excellent. Very knowledgeable about the area. Helped with my grandmother and her wheelchair. Much better than driving. I wouldn't take my car some of the places he got that bus....... With ease.

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Blackhills G, General Manager at Dakota Tours, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for posting your experience with Gray Line of the Black Hills! We appreciate your comments and for letting us know that Bruce took good care of you! More 

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