Miner's RV Park & Mt Rushmore Travelodge is located in Keystone, SD, the "Home of Mount Rushmore" and truly a “City of Gold”. Rich in gold mining history the quaint town of Keystone is just two miles from Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Once a gold mining boomtown and later the location of the monumental carving of Mount Rushmore, Keystone was also the adult home of Carrie Ingalls of “Little House on the Prairie” fame. With all this to offer who needs more? But there is a lot more. There are historic and Presidential museums where you can learn about the history of Mount Rushmore, Gutzon Borglum – Sculptor of Mount Rushmore, United States Presidents, Keystone and Carrie Ingalls. An alpine slide and Tramway with great views of Mount Rushmore and the surrounding area; an actual gold mine that you can tour and then learn to pan for gold; a Historic 1880 Train ride that takes you through some of the most beautiful Black Hills scenery around; beautiful caves that boast some of the largest formations around, and a Historic Walking tour that takes you on a trip back in time!
Recreation near Miner's RV Park & Mt Rushmore Travelodge
Close to Mount Rushmore
Walking distance to local attractions
1880 Train - All Aboard the 1880 Train. It's historic, it's authentic, and it's fun. Travel through the Black Hills from Keystone to Hill City and back again. It's a journey back in time!
Bear Country USA - Enjoy a leisurely 3-mile drive through this unique North American wildlife park nestled on 250 acres of Black Hills beauty. View black & grizzly bears, mountain lions, wolves, elk, cougars, bobcats, buffalo, & more! Located 8 miles south of Rapid City on the road to Mount Rushmore.
Black Hills Discovery Tours - Experience the thrill of a helicopter tour to view the Black Hills as you have never seen it before. Scenic helicopter tours include Mt. Rushmore, Harney Peak, Crazy Horse, Cathedral Spires, Sylvan Lake and more. Keystone/Mt Rushmore heliport located on the grounds of Presidents View Resort (106 Hwy 16A)
Big Thunder Gold Mine - Big Thunder Gold Mine is the most complete mining experience in the Black Hills. Tour an authentic gold mine and allow our guides to take you on an adventure underground. Pan for gold beside Battle Creek with guaranteed gold finds. Gem panning is also available. Eatery, 2 gift shops, ice cream and a antique and art gallery compliment the experience.
Crazy Horse Memorial - June 3rd 2010 will mark the 62nd anniversary of the first blast on Thunderhead Mountain. This extraordinary sculpture - an undertaking so immense that progress is measured in decades and tons and generations - is the world’s largest mountain carving in progress and a tribute to the North American Indian. The one-of-a-kind story is depicted through museums, art galleries, theaters, sculptor’s log studio-home, and nightly laser show in season. Located 17 miles from Mt. Rushmore. Open Year Round.
Custer State Park - A 71,000 acre vacation paradise located south of Keystone. The park features 1,500 free roaming buffalo, the famous Needles Highway and Iron Mountain Road. Eight campgrounds with 350 sites, 50 camper cabins and four historic full service lodges with cabins, lodge and motel rooms. Explore lakes, streams, hiking, biking, and Park Naturalist programs.
Keystone Historical Museum - Visit and feel the splendor of the 1890 Victorian Schoolhouse in Keystone! Keystone was developed through the gold rush of the late 1890's. The Historical Keystone Museum houses displays of local Keystone history including mining and the making of Mt Rushmore collectibles. It also houses the collectibles of Carrie Ingalls of "Little House on the Prairie" fame. She lived most of her adult life in Keystone. The museum is free. The Keystone Historical Society manages the museum and the Keystone Historical Walking Tour with 21 sign sites throughout the community of Keystone. The walking tour is also free. Brochures available at the Chamber. Hours are Monday through Saturday 10-3. 410 3rd Street. 666-4494.
Reptile Gardens - Are you ready to go wild? Then you are ready for Reptile Gardens. This is where you will find the world's most renowned collection of exotic reptiles which includes rare lizards, turtles, snakes, crocodiles, frogs and salamanders. We have rare birds, beautiful minerals, prehistoric fossils and botanical specimens. We have three shows featuring snakes, birds of prey, alligators and crocodiles. Every step is a new discovery. Every turn is another adventure. Every visit is a lifetime of memories. Open April 1st to December 31st. Located on Hwy 16 on the Road to Mount Rushmore.
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