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Mt. Rushmore Black Hills Gold Factory Tour

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Address: 2707 Mount Rushmore Rd, Rapid City, SD 57701-5324
Phone Number: 605.343.7099
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Over a span of 14 years, 360 goldminers-turned-craftsmen carved a rough...

Over a span of 14 years, 360 goldminers-turned-craftsmen carved a rough granite mountain into a polished national treasure, known today as Mount Rushmore. Today, in dozens of intricate steps, our craftspeople carry on this tradition of quality and excellence with every piece of Mt. Rushmore Black Hills Gold and diamond jewelry. There are many steps involved in the handcrafting of a single delicate design. Each piece is cast, shaped, ground, polished, soldered, cleaned, wriggled and engaved by our skilled artisans.

Take a fascinating FREE tour through our jewelry factory to watch up-close and learn the details of how gold jewelry is made. During the tour you'll see the ancient process of lost-wax casting and how diamonds are cast in molten gold! Tours are arranged to fit your schedule and we're conveniently located on your way to Mount Rushmore!

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Had a great and relaxing time here. Weather was perfect getaway to compared to Texas heat during the summer. I loved the views and loved the overall experience. Looking forward... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great and relaxing time here. Weather was perfect getaway to compared to Texas heat during the summer. I loved the views and loved the overall experience. Looking forward to coming back.

Thank John O
Kansas City, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We checked their website and a flyer and they said they had tours until five o'clock so we got done a little early and walked in the door a little before 4 and they said we stopped doing tours today at three so we don't have any going on. you could watch a movie or go shopping so we turned... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Stopped in early in the day for the tour. We were the only ones interested in taking the tour at that time. The staff was very accommodating and took just the two of us on the tour. I had worked in the ring manufacturing business years ago but we actually struck all of our pieces. Here we were introduced to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

After finding a brochure about this tour, we looked it over and thought it would make for an interesting experience for our upper elementary aged children. However the brochure did not mention there were not weekend tours. Disappointing and frustrating! Was able to watch a short video instead.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by to look at Black Hills Jewelry and took the short tour. It was fun watching the craftsmen working on actual jewelry while seeing the behind the scenes process. We did buy some jewelry there after looking at other stores because we liked these designs the best. Highly recommended.

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Chiefland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

WE recently had the opportunity to visit the Black Hills Gold Factory and were very amazed at the workmanship in each and every piece of Black Hills jewelry that is manufactured at this "Made in America" factory. Our guide made sure that we were able to watch some of the intricate pieces being made. A well worth trip.

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Lincoln, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

More than just a store selling gold & silver, they have tours into the factory where you can watch craftsman & craftswoman creating a wide assortment & designs for jewelry. We were very impressed with gold earrings and were assisted by KALLIE G, a very knowledgable sales associate. My wife purchased a pair of lovely earrings. When visiting here, ask... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Surprised when we found out no weekend tours, but the did have an informative video. Other than that just a large jewelry store.

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Columbus, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

We enjoyed our tour through here. It interesting and free. We had a very young child at the time and that just didn't work.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Mt Rushmore is only a short drive from Rapid City it can be seen from the highway as you approach there is parking and easy access to the stone president's and photography is also very easy you just have to take into acountant what it must have been like to carve it back in the those days .

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