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“Fun time!”

Rush Mountain Adventure Park
Ranked #4 of 23 things to do in Keystone
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: At Rush Mountain Adventure Park, you will find fun on all levels! Rush Mountain is the home of famous Rushmore Cave. Come and explore the stalactite-filled caverns of this amazing natural wonder on a fun and educational cave tour. Spend the day enjoying great amusement rides. You can soar through the sky on the Soaring Eagle Zipline Ride or try your skill at the Gunslinger 7-D Interactive Ride. Feel the rush as speed down the hill on the area's only coaster, the Rushmore Mountain Coaster. You are sure to have a great time, full of affordable family fun. It's a total must-do attraction for anyone coming to the Black Hills. Cave and attractions are open daily May-October and weekends in March and April. Check website for hours and admission prices.
Kanopolis, Kansas
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Fun time!”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

I was a bit leary about doing the cave tour. When I first stepped in I felt a little claustrophobic but it opened quite a bit once inside. It was a fun way to spend some time out of the sun and it was just the right temperature in august.

Visited August 2012
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Gillette, Wyoming
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best Cave Experience!”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

I've been to many of the caves in the Black Hills, and this cave is by far the best. The guides are very entertaining and knowledgeable, and everything is new. We took a ride on the Zipline, which was great too. I highly recommend the Rushmore Cave, and look forward to visiting it again in the future!

Visited August 2012
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South Padre Island, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“decent cave plus other stuff”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

I have been to a few caves and this was one of the better ones. The general tour was a good 30 minutes or more. They also offered two more advanced tours that put one through some very small spaces. There is a bench seat near the entrance to the gift shop with two test openings built into the base. If you can't fit through the corresponding test opening you can't go on the advanced tour. I tried the smaller test and got stuck at my chest, which left me on the ground threaded through the base of a wood bench as other customer were entering the place. With my family and friends thoroughly enjoying every minute. The teenagers in our group did the interactive 3D game theater and liked it. No one tried the zip line but it looked like it was well engineered.

Visited September 2012
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Baraboo, Wisconsin
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Tours done by cave enthusiasts!”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

I've been to caves where the tours were done by guides who were bored to death. This cave is not one of them. Our guide ("Nick") is a cave enthusiast who explores the cave during his off-time, and his enthusiasm shows. He knows the cave, and how to explain it.
The tour was about 1/4 mile long, with stop points along the way for people who otherwise couldn't make it. The cave remains at 58 degF year-round, so dress accordingly.
There is also a 1/4 mile crawl tour available for those who aren't claustrophobic. (Check for times in advance.)
This attraction works hard to make theirs not "just another tourist trap", and they succeed.

Visited October 2012
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Mauckport, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not just a cave!”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

The cave is very nice and worth seeing! But there is also a zipline that most people would feel comfortable riding and there is a 3-D theatre. Besides gem mining and a great gift shop!

Visited September 2012
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