Keystone Attractions


Keystone is the hometown of Mount Rushmore, but there is so much more to it than that. Adventure seekers, history buffs, and shoppers will not be disappointed with a visit to this vibrant town. Keystone attractions are as diverse as they come. You can explore the town from above and below with helicopter and cave tours. Pan or shop for your own Black Hills treasure. Hang from the trees or slide down a mountain. Learn new facts about national and local history at one of the towns museums. Whatever your vacation pleasure, you can find it in Keystone.


Big Thunder Gold Mine SignBIG THUNDER GOLD MINE

DIG YOUR OWN GOLD ORE! Guided Mine Tours • Pan Your Own Real Gold • Historic Film • Museum Displays • Snack Bar and Free Coffee • Picnic Area – E-mail: – 605-666-4847 or 1-800-843-1300 ext. 774


RUSHMORE TRAMWAY ADVENTURESRushmore Tramway Adventures logo

203 Cemetery Rd. Keystone, SD 57751
Five attractions at one location near Mt. Rushmore. Zipline, Alpine Slide, Scenic Chairlift, and Garden Café. Chairlift up to view Mt. Rushmore, flower gardens, outdoor Grille. Chairlift back OR take a wheeled sled down exciting 2000 ft. Slide. Aerial Adventure Park offers treetop ropes climbing course with ziplines, suspended bridges, and 50 other challenging elements. Thrilling rides on 800 ft. double Zipline complete the best family fun in Keystone. – 605-666-4478



Mountaintop Garden w/Outdoor Cafe
Scenic Chairlift Ride * Alpine Slide Ride
Scenic chairlift carries guests to beautiful summit park. Enjoy thousands of flowers, waterfalls, and a VIEW OF MT. RUSHMORE! Outdoor cafe serves burgers, brats, beer, ice cream. To descend, ride chairlift again or, FOR THRILLS, ride sled down for 2000 ft. of twisting, turning excitement. Small child rides with adult. – 605-666-4478



342 Winter St., Keystone, SD, 57751
ENHANCE YOUR RUSHMORE EXPERIENCE! Learn about Gutzon Borglum, Sculptor. Experience his early years. You will be inspired! Displays • Galleries • Exclusive Movie • Ample Free Parking • Museum Quality Gifts. – 605-666-4448



410 3rd Street, Keystone, SD 57751
Learn about the people who discovered gold in Battle Creek, located Keystone’s gold mines and founded the town of Keystone also Gutzon Borglum, Peter Norbeck, CC Gideon, Carrie Ingalls, Wild Horse Harry Hardin and Sugar Babe. Free Admission – Open June thru August • 10 am – 3 pm – Carrie Ingalls’s Birthday Celebration – Aug. 3, 2006 – 605-666-4494



203 Winter St., Keystone, SD
Our taffy is made fresh daily at our shop in Keystone, the home of Mt. Rushmore. We use no preservatives or egg-whites. Choose from twelve mouthwatering flavors–vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, choco-mint, lemon, cinnamon, black walnut, peppermint, banana, mint, molasses and licorice. – E-mail:



Couple on mountain coasterRUSH MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE PARK

13622 Hwy 40 Keystone, SD 57751
Home of Rushmore Cave! Rush Mountain, home of Rushmore Cave, is the Black Hills’ premier destination for family fun. Explore the beautiful stalactite-filled caverns on a Scenic Cave Tour in Rushmore Cave, discover the sensation of flying over treetops on the Soaring Eagle Zipline Ride, and test your shooting skills at the Gunslinger 7-D Interactive Ride. – 605-255-4384


AERIAL ADVENTURE PARKAerial adventure park - Rushmore Tramway Adventures

203 Cemetery Road Keystone, SD 57751
Rushmore Tramway Adventures. The Aerial Adventure Park has rapidly become one of the most popular attractions in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Imagine yourself exploring the Black Hills in our obstacle course suspended in the trees! – 605-666-4478


3D DRAGON BLASTER3D Dragon Blaster Logo

221 Swanzey Street, Keystone, SD 57751
Keystone Fun Zone. A 3-D black light battle arena awaits you in a high energy air cannon game. Whose side will you be on, the dragon or the wizard? Collect as many foam balls as you can, man your battle stations and blast away! – 605-666-4200


mirror mazeMIRROR MAZE

221 Swanzey Street, Keystone, SD 57751
Keystone Fun Zone. The Fun Zone Mirror Maze has surprising corners, dead ends and continuous circles to make this a different experience each time you go through. The entire family will love this. See if you can find your way as you see your reflection in every direction! – 605-666-4200


FREEFALL TOWERfun zone free fall - Keystone attractions

221 Swanzey Street, Keystone, SD 57751
Keystone Fun Zone. Fun Zone Free Fall is a 40 foot rush of adrenaline! Harness up, climb the stairs and step off the platform – we dare you! Free fall before landing safely 40 feet below. Purchase tickets inside Grizzly Creek Gifts. – 605-666-4242


helicopter flying by mount RushmoreBLACK HILLS AERIAL ADVENTURES

313 Speck Center Road – Keystone, SD 57751
If you’ve ever wanted to experience a helicopter tour, this is your chance! With views of Mount Rushmore you are sure to have an amazing time! Stationed in Keystone and Custer. – 605-646-4801


HOLY TERROR MINI GOLFHoly Terror Mini Golf Course

609 Hwy 16A • Keystone, South Dakota 57751
The Holy Terror Mini Golf course is nestled on the side of a pine-covered slope in Keystone. Named after the last active gold mine in Keystone, the course will have you “screamin’ mulligans” as you putt around gold-flecked boulders, up steep hills, down thru the mine slew, and around the water wheel and bubbling stream. – 605-666-5170



609 Hwy 16A Keysone, SD 57751
Located in the shadow of Mount Rushmore in the historic town of Keystone, the National Presidential Wax Museum is an impressive highlight on any traveler’s itinerary. Featuring the works of world-famous wax artist Katherine Stubergh, the National Presidential Wax Museum features over 100 lifesize wax sculptures of some of the most iconic figures in American history. We invite you to witness the history of American Democracy from its inception. – 605-666-4455


DAHL’S CHAINSAW ARTDahl's Chainsaw Art Shop

These guys are good, really good at what they do. It’s fascinating to watch Jarrett turn an old wooden stump into a majestic eagle, or observe Jordan as he creates a whimsical black bear out of a 6-foot log. They both have their own areas of expertise and special interests. Jarrett likes to carve big, and the 25 foot Indian warrior with arms stretched skyward holding an in-flight eagle is absolutely a phenomenon.
Jarrett: 320-226-3582 – Jordan: 320-226-3581



804 Highway 16A Keystone, South Dakota
Relive the good old days. We dress you up in old tyme clothes anywhere from cowboys and saloon gals to mobsters with tommy guns. Goodtyme photo is a great place to relive and enjoy the good old days. Goodtyme Photo has the largest selection of scenes and outfits in the area. You will enjoy your time with fun props such as shotguns, pistols, fans, purses, etc. We take in any ages and even pets! Come join us and have a Goodtyme!


COMEDY WESTERN SHOWComedy Western Cowboys

124 Winter St, Keystone, SD 57751
Red Garter Saloon. The show lasts about 30 minutes and was as much a Comedy show as a Western show. Everyone in the family will love it! Lots of laughs and it fits in well with the Black Hills. After the show, all three members took time to talk to the kids and take pictures. Kudos to Jerry Allan, “Big Dave” Murra and Michael Paul for being welcome ambassadors!