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Bus Tour of Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills provided by Mount Rushmore Tours

Bus Tour of Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills

Bus Tour of Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
9h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
160
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    9h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    160
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 64499P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Restroom on board
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Rushmore National Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Iron Mountain Road
  • Entry/Admission - Needles Highway
  • Entry/Admission - Sylvan Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Crazy Horse Memorial
Exclusions
  • Driver / Guide Gratuity
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Fort Hays Chuckwagon Supper & Show, 2255 Fort Hayes Dr, Rapid City, SD 57702, USA The tour starts at Fort Hays Chuckwagon with checkin from 7:30-8:00 am. It is conveniently located on Hwy 16 just south of Rapid City on the road to Mount Rushmore. (Just 12 minutes from downtown Rapid City)
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 160 travellers
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Restroom on board
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Rushmore National Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Iron Mountain Road
  • Entry/Admission - Needles Highway
  • Entry/Admission - Sylvan Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Crazy Horse Memorial
Exclusions
  • Driver / Guide Gratuity
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Departure details
  • Fort Hays Chuckwagon Supper & Show, 2255 Fort Hayes Dr, Rapid City, SD 57702, USA The tour starts at Fort Hays Chuckwagon with checkin from 7:30-8:00 am. It is conveniently located on Hwy 16 just south of Rapid City on the road to Mount Rushmore. (Just 12 minutes from downtown Rapid City)
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 160 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Fort Hays Chuckwagon Supper & Show
    2255 Fort Hayes Dr, Rapid City, SD 57702, USA
    The tour starts at Fort Hays Chuckwagon with checkin from 7:30-8:00 am. It is conveniently located on Hwy 16 just south of Rapid City on the road to Mount Rushmore. (Just 12 minutes from downtown Rapid City)
    See address & details
  • 1
    Mount Rushmore National Memorial
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Iron Mountain Road
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Custer State Park Resort
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Needles Highway
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Sylvan Lake
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Crazy Horse Memorial
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
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Lynell
8 contributions
Our bus driver Ken made the whole trip wonderful, he is very knowledgeable and funny. Loved hearing about the places we were visiting. We had plenty of time at each stop. We bought their breakfast and it was good. Lunch you buy yourself at the Calvin Coolidge lodge on the mountain, the buffet was reasonably priced and the best food we’ve had on this trip. We did the Chuckwagon dinner and show after the bus tour. The chicken was delicious but the brisket was tough. The music show was fun and we stayed for the whole thing when we usually leave early on that kind of stuff. You won’t like the Chuckwagon show if you want it to be air conditioned, there is no AC. Also, we sat at picnic tables that were pushed up against each other, so if you don’t like being sat with people you don’t know this may not be for you. If you have back trouble, be aware there are no backs on the seats. They have drinks and dessert for sale at concessions but you get water, tea or lemonade included with meal and spice cake included with meal. All the people who worked there were super nice.
Written 17 July 2021
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ColoradoTravelsWorld
233 contributions
May 2021
I don't know if you can ask for specific tour guides when you make your reservations, but if so, ask for Ken - "the 2nd best tour guide". He is SO FUNNY and he is SO GREAT as a tour guide! My kids absolutely howled at times with his corny jokes, the jokes he played on them, and his stories. he is an excellent tour guide and really made it for us. I don't know if the other guides are are as good, but he was fantastic! The only negative for me is that the busses are NOT for people of a larger size. You will spend a LOT of time on the bus, so you may need to consider talking to the office as to whether or not you need to buy 2 seats if you're larger than a size 14 - the seats are REALLY small! My 2 teenagers are both almost 6 ft and they could not sit next to each other on the bus without one hanging off.
Written 30 May 2021
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joniej365
2 contributions
May 2021
My husband and I took this tour of Mount Rushmore, the Black Hills, Custer State Park, The Needles Highway, the Iron Mountain Highway and the Crazy Horse monument. We had the breakfast in the morning, then the bus drive through all the sites listed, with lunch at a lodge, then back to Fort Hays for a chuckwagon-style supper and music show!! We enjoyed all of the tour! Our bus driver/tour guide was Bill Martin and he was GREAT!! He made everything very fun along the way!! The breakfast was ok. The supper was good food, not as warm as I like, except for the baked potato which was hot. The spice cake was dry with no icing, just powdered sugar. The country-style music show after the meal was very entertaining!
Written 7 June 2021
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Jilyn O
Pennsylvania, United States4 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
A great tour! Definitely worth the time and money. Our tour driver was wonderful and told us a lot about the local history and things to do, along with keeping us entertained during the trip with jokes and helpful tips at the locations on what to do and how long it usually takes (thank you Gary!) Best part is the Needles tour part, and if you go be sure to get the tshirt at the gift shop. If you go early you can get cowboy pancakes all you can eat $0.99 next door
Written 8 August 2021
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Jen A
4 contributions
May 2021
This tour was amazing! It is a long day but you get to see so many things! The driver was really funny and drove really well, there are some really tricky and tight tunnels that he had to go through and it was crazy that he got through them! There was two things that I didn't like. The tickets said the tour started at 8 and we got there early (at 7:30, some people got there at 7), however the tour started at 9. It would have been nice if it said the tour starts at 9 but come early to spend time at the attraction before leaving so we could have gotten there at 8 or even a bit later. The other issue I had was where we stopped for lunch. We were told we could order off a menu or have the buffet but there was no menu to order off of and I didn't like any of the main foods on the buffet. So I paid for the full buffet and only had some fruit and bread. There were places to use the restroom at every stop we made so that was nice. Overall it was a really great day!
Written 23 May 2021
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kristin
Jefferson City, MO1 contribution
This was a fantastic tour. It was worth every penny. Chris, our driver was amazing. He was very knowledgeable and knew shared many details about the area and it’s history as well as local goings on. He had us in stitches much of the time and was an excellent driver along the sometimes challenging Black Hill’s route. Chris, you are an valuable asset to the company and without a doubt its number ONE DRIVER! 😊
Written 19 September 2021
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David L
1 contribution
Jun 2021
I was planning on driving to the separate attractions, Glad I took this tour. They took us to each destination and I could see the attractions instead of driving. The breakfast, tour, dinner and dinner show was Well Worth the Money. Fort Hayes has a new ride which my 14 year old and I truly enjoyed, a roller coaster and shooting at buffalo ride to see who was a better shooter.
Written 18 July 2021
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Alexander Hawk
7 contributions
Sep 2020 • Solo
One of the best tours I’ve been on. Never a dull moment. Our tour guide Bill was very funny but also very informative. There are very narrow tunnels that he expertly drove through, but had a lot of fun tricking onlookers that the bus wouldn’t fit. You get to see pretty much everything in the Black Hills, with Mt. Rushmore being the first.
Written 23 September 2020
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Rick T
1 contribution
Sep 2021
I was part of a large group that had 2 buses for four days. We were out early and back late building a playground for the Oglala Lakota Tribe in Pine Ridge, S D. Two hour ride one way. On our fourth day, we did some sightseeing. Our driver,Chris, was an excellent driver. I never felt uncomfortable with him at the wheel. Chris was gracious, knowledgeable, entertaining and funny. I highly recommend this tour bus company. I also recommend eating at the Fort Hays Chuckwagon Dinner & Show. It was a great way to end a fun day of touring.
Written 14 September 2021
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Lisa R
York, PA13 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
We had a great day at Mt Rushmore, Needles Highway, Crazy Horse, and the beautiful Lake. We also got first hand demonstration of making ropes, and a blacksmith demonstration at Fort Hays. Our tour guide was humorous, and always kept us entertained. He was very knowledgeable about the areas and went out of his way to make sure we were having a great time. He loved his job and was a faithful servant of God. Bill Martin comes highly recommended from the Rumsey family.
Written 11 October 2021
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By: Mount Rushmore Tours
antonette b
antonette b
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Excellent
Highly recommend. We did the Rushmore Tour with breakfast, dinner and show. This was our 2nd time. Highly recommen
antonette b
antonette b
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Best Value in the Black Hills!
We have done this package twice and both times were impressed. Both time we had driver Ken Updike - great driver,
Wander55643
Wander55643
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Awesome Experience
What an awesome FULL day! Food was very good, the driver/tour guide on Bus 805 was great and the show was outstandi
teg2006
teg2006
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A Must Do Tour
My friend and I started our South Dakota vacation with this wonderful tour! Everything was well run and the compan
Tracy M
Tracy M
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The Awsome Ken Tour of South Dakota.
Our Driver. Ken Updike. He stopped in the the cathedral spikes on the tour and offered to take pictures of people
lawrenceschacht
lawrenceschacht
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Best imaginable one-day introduction to the Black Hills (but not including the Badlands)
Our first Viator experience. Best $119 we spent the entire week in Black Hills. Full 9 hour day picking up from a v
nicolejN1997GQ
nicolejN1997GQ
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Great tour, fun experience
This tour is fun and allows families to enjoy the experience without someone having to drive, but it is a bit rushe
michaelsE6909BK
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Family vacation 2022
Went for the stops at the major tourist places, but the tour and the bus driver were an added bonus.
Mimi50andcounting
Mimi50andcounting
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Great day
Had a great time. Clint was Informative and fun. Just enough time at each stop, no rushing or killing time.
51heatherj
51heatherj
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Wonderful
Great tour!! Long day but so worth it. Driver was VERY knowledgeable, kind, funny. At every stop driver told us whe
Jeri S
Jeri S
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Worth the cost!
The driver was great! Well informed, funny, and enjoyable to spend the day with. South Dakota was a pleasant surp
Explore704162
Explore704162
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Tour itself was great!
The tour guide was great! We were very disappointed in the breakfast and the lunch at the "Calvin Coolidge Summer
Joel S
Joel S
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Breathtaking Views
We had a very enjoyable day with the bus tour. Clint, our driver was very knowledgeable about the area and was an e
V1374OVsheilab
V1374OVsheilab
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Worth the money
Clint our tour guide and company owner was wonderful. His narration of the sites made the tour enjoyable.
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rogerkG1758NL
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A+ experience A++ tour guide.
Incredible experience. Bill was a great guide both entertaining and informative. I'm still impressed on how he is
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