located in the Black Hills near
Mt. Rushmore National Memorial is officially known as the "Shrine of Democracy".
Carved between 1927 and 1940 by sculptor Gutzon Broglum and his son, Lincoln,
Mt. Rushmore is visited by more than three million people a year.
Black Hills Travel GuidePeople who return to the Black Hills year after year already know there's lots to see and do here. First-time visitors are often surprised by the diversity of this region and by the number of things visitors can see and do. Often they arrive with the idea that the only thing to see in the Black Hills is Mt. Rushmore. Although Mt. Rushmore is the most famous site in the Black Hills, and can't be missed, the actual time most people spend visiting Mt. Rushmore is only a few hours.
The emphasis here in summer is on family vacations. People see the Black Hills as a wonderful place to bring children -- often reliving their own childhood memories. But this is also a place that attracts people with many different interests, whether those interests be Western history, bird watching, adventure sports or motorcycles. These hills aren't just for the kids. Or to put it another way, the hills are for kids of all ages.
To give you a better idea of this diversity we've collected the following pages in what we call the Black Hills Travel Guide. Many pages have links to other Black Hills web sites, so you might want to place a bookmark to this page so you can easily return.
The information here is updated as needed and as new information becomes available. We are currently working on updates for the 2011 season which will include some changes in hours and fees. For commercial attractions, we either visit the attraction ourselves or rely on information submitted by the attraction operators. For public facilities, we use various published sources where possible, or otherwise attempt to contact key individuals who provide information. We also rely on feedback from visitors who often take the time to inform us of their experiences regarding various sites and attractions. You can click on the link above to leave your own comments.
Unlike other sites we provide this information free. And .... when we say free, we mean free. We don't charge you to use this informatioin and we don't charge the attractions for listings. This allows us to be independent and impartial. Thus the opinions, when expressed, are our own -- based on our own experience. If we visit a commercial attraction we always pay our own way and never tell the operator that we are gathering information for this web site. For more information about our listings, click HERE.
Now it's your turn: Click on any of the underlined links to get started.
10. Crazy Horse
9. Spearfish Canyon
8. Needles Highway
7. Devil's Tower
6. Jewel Cave
5. Wind Cave
4. BH National Forest
2. Custer State Park
1. Mt. Rushmore
The information on this page and others is provided as a public service by the Roosevelt Inn of Keyston South Dakota. and is a completely independent travel guide to Mt. Rushmore and other attractions in the Black Hills of South Dakota. and the Badlands National Park..