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“Best part of our vacation”

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.
Regina, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Best part of our vacation”
Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

Yes it is touristy (which is why you come here in the first place), and you do feel like you are in a herd of cattle, but the cave is great. Make sure you clip a coupon out of the local free guide books for a free attraction. The zipline was fun but our kids loved the 7D shooting game.

Visited August 2013
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Singular Intent: Zipline!”
Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

So I went to the cave to experience ziplining for the first time. The zip is seated, goes a short distance, is automated, & does not feel securely harnessed. Additionally, in order to sit in the seat, you have to climb the gate a bit. Seems less than well planned. Did it anyway. Had fun.

Visited August 2013
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Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States
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78 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Beautiful, Interesting and Exhausting!”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

The cave tour here is about an hour, and it is very interesting and amazing to see the inside of a really old cave. BUT - and they do not mention this on any brochure or when you buy the tickets - it is extremely strenuous! You have to walk up and down over 400 hundred very steep stairs, and many of us on the tour weren't sure we were going to be able to keep up until the end! Our guide was terrific and gave us plenty of time to catch your breath, but if you have any walking or breathing issues, I advise against this tour.
We also did the 7-D Theater Experience, which was a lot of fun.

Visited August 2013
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cali
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very pretty, good tour.”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

A long walk, up and down. But worth it. Guide, James, was informative and friendly. The gift shop was nice, the extra's were fun for my grandson too.

Visited July 2013
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“Cave is just ok but the Gunslinger 7D theater was a huge hit with the kids”
Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

The cave tour is an hour long and interesting but if you think you're going to be wowed by the beauty of underground crystals, you'll be disappointed. Many of the stalactites are broken off, they have a brownish hue (soot from an old fire?), and the rock itself is just plain old limestone.

Also on site is a pseudo zip line (you sit in a chair), and the theater which is a 6 minute movie that is fully interactive. My 12, 13, and 14 yr olds LOVED this and would have done it repeatedly but at $9 per kid per show I had to shut them down.

Visited July 2013
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