We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Black Hills Aerial Adventures

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 24564 US Hwy 16/385, Custer, SD 57730
Phone Number: 605.673.2163.
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 94 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Best part

We took the scenic 20 minute flight. Price was reasonable for what we were getting. We flew to Mount Rushmore and saw it from a view I'll never forget asking with Crazy Horse... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

94 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 93: English reviews
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the scenic 20 minute flight. Price was reasonable for what we were getting. We flew to Mount Rushmore and saw it from a view I'll never forget asking with Crazy Horse monument. Learned a little history as well. Glad we did this first to see how the country was laid out from that post of the country.

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Lincoln, Nebraska
Level Contributor
39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't know what to expect but we took a chance on the Mt Rushmore/Crazy Horse 25 minute tour. Beautiful ride, very smooth, great pilot and worth the money

Helpful?
Thank Brent K
Fort Collins, Colorado
Level Contributor
35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Go ahead and do it. We loved the experience and seeing Crazy Horse Memorial from the sky was worth every penny.

Helpful?
Thank Hamidah2013
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great time! Everyone was very accommodating and flexible with meeting our schedule. Extremely nice staff. Pilot made sure we got to see all we wanted to see. He was very informative and friendly. We flew right in front of Mt. Rushmore!! Quality, professional operation.

Helpful?
Thank NativeTexan08
Fargo, North Dakota
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 4 opted for the #2, which is 10 minute tour that passes by Mt. Rushmore. Pilot was really friendly and informative. Views were incredible. It was the highlight of our trip, and we would definitely do again!

Helpful?
Thank LHovde
Deocrah, Iowa
Level Contributor
96 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Expensive, but pretty amazing views of Mt. Rushmore and the area around it. Even our usually "unimpressed with everything" teenaged boys enjoyed themselves. I wish the flight was a little longer (only about 7 minutes), but it was worth skipping all the traffic and people to see Mt Rushmore from above!

Helpful?
Thank fox4cefive
Level Contributor
52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After years of coming to the Black Hills, we decided to take a helicopter tour to get a new perspective on the Black Hills. We took our tour from the Keystone helipad. We took the Rushmore tour ($99). We were in the air for approx. 12 minutes. Took two passes in front of Mount Rushmore, got a view of the... More 

Helpful?
Thank lil_brown_dog
Dallas, Texas, United States
Level Contributor
151 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

what a great way to truly experience the size and grandeur of Mount Rushmore and Cray Horse. Our pilot also pointed out other sights along the way and gave us some great history on the American Indians and animals that roamed the hills. Great views of course but pretty neat experience.

Helpful?
Thank DrKatSmith
Winnipeg, Canada
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This helicopter tour was a real highlight of our trip. We enjoyed seeing Crazy Horse from the top, back and appreciated the size of the project. Evan, our pilot, was very knowledgeable and showed us around the area. I have worked in the industry and appreciated the safety considerations.

Helpful?
Thank gypsygrrl99
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Sure this is expensive, but you've gotta do it. There is so much to see in the Black Hills it would take forever to see it all by car. If this was all you did on your trip, it would still be worth the trip. My son and I went in April of 2016 (typically opens in May). They weren't... More 

Helpful?
Thank Patrick G

Travelers who viewed Black Hills Aerial Adventures also viewed

 

Been to Black Hills Aerial Adventures? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Black Hills Aerial Adventures and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Black Hills Aerial Adventures staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?