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Address: Rapid City, SD 57718 (Formerly Gray Line of the Black Hills)
Phone Number: 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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Excellent way to discover a bit of South Dakota

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Spooner, Wisconsin
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Spooner, Wisconsin
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Thank amarh725
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 stars 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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Thank Marci L
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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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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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65 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 

Bunbury, Australia
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111 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Had terrific 1 day tour with Trisha as our guide and driver. Pick up was early 7.20am but was glad this happened as we beat the crowds to Mt Rushmore. We were out of the park by 10.30am with plenty of time with breakfast included as part of the deal. We caught a one way trip on an 1880 steam... More 

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

Thank you for submitting your tour experience with Gray Line of the Black Hills! It is wonderful to hear from you and your feedback on how our Mt. Rushmore & More Tour is paced for the day. Hope to see you again! More 

Corning, California
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108 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

What a day! We saw Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Keystone, Hill City, Custer Park - SO much packed into one tour! Tricia was our driver and guide. She knows her stuff both about the sites and behind the wheel ☺️ I highly recommend this to someone who wants to see the sights but doesn't want to do the driving... Only... More 

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

We appreciate hearing from you! The tour does cover some wonderful places here in Western South Dakota and one of the most scenic is Iron Mountain Road in Custer State Park. Always a crowd favorite. It is a challenging road, but well worth it. Thank you! More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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88 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We booked a one day tour with Gray Line, our guide was Trisha and she was excellent. She took us around the Black Hills, Mt Rushmore, the Crazy Horse monument, showed us the little towns around The Black Hiills and finally drove us down the Iron Road? With narrow tunnels and 3 pig screw? Bridges, this road was extremely narrow... More 

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

Thank you for posting that "Trisha is the best". We appreciate your feedback! Thank you for coming to the Black Hills of South Dakota and for selecting Gray Line Tours! More 

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