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Take a trip through time at one of the many Black Hills museums.  From the Wild West to Native culture, our museums will paint an accurate picture of the days past.

  • Aerial Adventure Park at Rushmore Tramway Adventures*

    Aerial Adventure Park at Rushmore Tramway Adventures*

    (605) 666-4478
    203 Cemetery Rd.
    Keystone, SD 57751

    Just 2 mi. below Mt. Rushmore awaits the ultimate in family fun. Traverse the treetops on suspended ropes, rings, ladders, bridges & ziplines. 8 varied courses offer 100+ obstacles in a 90-minute self-paced challenge of this floating jungle gym. Adjacent to Jump Tower, Alpine Slide & sensational NEW Zipline Tour!

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  • Mountaintop Grille at Rushmore Tramway Adventures*

    Mountaintop Grille at Rushmore Tramway Adventures*

    (605) 666-4478
    203 Cemetery Rd
    Keystone, SD 57751

    Chairlift up to the ultimate in outdoor dining - every table has a view of Mt. Rushmore! Relax in a beautiful mountaintop garden with panoramic views, flowers, waterfalls. Savor mouth-watering burgers & brats, freshly grilled-to-order, ice-cold beer, nachos, ice cream.

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  • Alpine Slide at Rushmore Tramway Adventures*

    Alpine Slide at Rushmore Tramway Adventures*

    (605) 666-4478
    203 Cemetery Rd.
    Keystone, SD 57751

    Coast downhill for big thrills just 2 miles below Mt. Rushmore. Chairlift up to Gardens & Grille, & view NEW Zipline Tour action! Then grab a sled & cruise the Slide. Wheeled sleds with brakes offer full control of speed. Small kids ride with adults. For ages 2 to 102!

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  • Scenic Chairlift at Rushmore Tramway Adventures*

    Scenic Chairlift at Rushmore Tramway Adventures*

    (605) 666-4478
    203 Cemetery Rd.
    Keystone, SD 57751

    Glide up to a hilltop oasis & beautiful views of Mt. Rushmore.  Find fragrant flower gardens, walking paths, soothing waterfalls & the Mountaintop Grille. Every table affords a view of the famous faces & a peek at brand-new Zipline Tour action! Chairlift back or coast down the thrilling Alpine Slide.

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  • Zipline at Rushmore Tramway Adventures*

    Zipline at Rushmore Tramway Adventures*

    (605) 666-4478
    203 Cemetary Rd.
    Keystone, SD 57751

    Mind-blowing adventure just 2 miles below Mt. Rushmore. Get a harness on, pump your courage up, and fly down the breathtaking 800-ft. Zipline. Then test your nerve stepping off into mid-air on the adjacent 60-ft. Free-Fall Jump Tower. COMING 2017: over a mile of ziplining on sensational new Zipline Tour!

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The Journey Museum

The Journey Museum

(605) 394-6923
222 New York Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

Your journey in the Black Hills starts here. 4 great collections for 1 low price. Learn & play all day, experience interactive displays & exhibits, plus special theater presentations daily. You will begin at the dawn of time & travel through the universe. Conveniently located in downtown Rapid City.

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1881 Courthouse Museum

1881 Courthouse Museum

(605) 673-2443
411 Mt. Rushmore Rd.
Custer, SD 57730

Admission. $6.00 adult, $5.00 seniors, $2.00 youth (12-18), free 11 & under, donations welcome. Three floors of 1874 to present Black Hills, Lakota & pioneer displays. 1874 Custer Expedition, 1875 cabin. Bookstore, handicapped accessible. Free youth activities.

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Museum of Geology

Museum of Geology

(605) 394-2467
501 E St. Joseph St.
Rapid City, SD 57701

On the SD School of Mines campus. World-class fossils of Badlands mammals, marine reptiles & dinosaurs. Superb exhibits of meteorites, minerals, ores & gold replicas. Free admission. Opportunities for summer field paleo classes.

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America's Founding Fathers Exhibit

America's Founding Fathers Exhibit

(605) 877-6043
9815 S Hwy 16
Rapid City, SD 57702

Meet the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence! History meets art in a life-size sculpture exhibit that offers a rare opportunity to see and hear the amazing story of how the United States of America began. This exhibit is a must-see after your visit to Mount Rushmore.

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Crook County Museum & Art Gallery

Crook County Museum & Art Gallery

(307) 283-3666
309 Cleveland
Sundance, WY 82729

Come see the Black Hills of North Eastern Wyoming.  History doesn’t have a state line - the historical aspects of the west can be seen in the Crook County Museum &Art Gallery in picturesque Sundance, Wyoming. The history of Crook County is depicted in the many dioramas and exhibits.

High Plains Western Heritage Center

High Plains Western Heritage Center

(605) 642-3978
825 Heritage Dr
Spearfish, SD 57783

Visit us and explore our western history! Stroll thru times past and discover stories of the plains and Black Hills. Enjoy live presentations of Cowboy music and poetry through our events in the spacious theatre as well as our Chuckwagon Dinners! We love groups - Reunions, Bus Tours, even weddings ~ Call us to make arrangements for your get-together!

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Keystone Historical Museum

Keystone Historical Museum

(605) 666-4494
410 3rd Street
Keystone, SD 57751

Tucked away on a hill overlooking Old Keystone you'll find the Keystone Historical Museum.  The museum is housed in a Victorian School that was built in 1899 and completed in 1901 and is now on the National Register of Historic Places.  Believe it or not - It was used as a school until 1988!

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