Parks and Monuments
Food and Beverage
Custer State Park
Rushmore Tramway Adventures offers visitors spectacular, aerial views of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Our location, about two miles west of the historic treasure, provides some of the most unique views of Mount Rushmore you’ll ever see. The Mountain-Top Grille sits atop the summit and offers our patrons a wide-array of food and drinks.
A family-friendly event that welcomes Christmas with a parade, Christmas tree lighting, roasted chestnuts, hot cider and cookies, and special guests and events throughout the town’s shops, attractions and train museum. Parade kicks off at 6p sharp and Santa visits with children and hands out apples at the SD State Railroad Museum following the parade.
Experience our award-winning wines in a fun and relaxed setting in the heart of the Black Hills. We’re Hill City’s only working winery and our wines have earned more than 930 awards since 2001. Our kitchen offers housemade menu items including gluten-free, vegetarian and kids’ options. Menu selections vary with the season and many ingredients are sourced locally.
You will find fun on all levels at the Black Hills’ newest adventure park. Explore Rushmore Cave on a scenic cave tour, cruise down the mountain on the NEW Rushmore Mountain Coaster, soar through the air on the Soaring Eagle Zipline Ride, and shoot’em up at the Gunslinger 7-D Interactive Ride.
It’s a mountain of family fun!
We are proud to be located in scenic Rapid City, South Dakota, the gateway to the Black Hills and Mount Rushmore. If you love to cook and love to eat, we’re your first stop. You’re invited to browse our extensive collection of “all things kitchen,” sip your favorite coffee drink at our espresso bar, and enjoy a leisurely shopping experience in the comforting world of kitchen and home.
Natural history enthusiasts can rest assured; you will find something unique in this treasure trove of amazing dinosaurs, fossils, minerals and collectibles from all over the world, created by the founding geologists’ passion to collect items they love and to share them with as many people as possible. We sincerely hope if you are not a natural history fan when you arrive… you will be by the time you leave!
The Crazy Horse Volksmarch (an organized hike) is a 10K or 6.2-mile woodlands ramble to the world’s largest mountain carving in progress in the southern Black Hills of South Dakota. These hikes are in early June and early October, They are the public’s opportunity to walk up to the world’s largest mountain carving in progress. The Crazy Horse Volksmarch is the most popular organized hike in the United States (15,000 walkers in a record year).
Adventure awaits at the SD Air and Space Museum located at Ellsworth Air Force Base in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. Come and experience the fascinating past, take a look at present aircraft technology, and learn about the great possibilities to come in aviation and space exploration.
Some haunted houses create their spirits. We awaken ours. Four haunts, one great price!
Phobia | Keystone Schoolhouse Museum
Torture | Big Thunder Gold Mine
Panic | Big Thunder Forest
Cavernous (NEW!) | Rushmore Cave
Every region in the country has one great steakhouse. In the Black Hills, it’s Dakotah Steakhouse. At Dakotah Steakhouse each dish is crafted from scratch and served by our professional staff. With twenty Craft-Beers on tap, an extensive wines by the glass program, and Specialty Martinis the Dakotah Bar the place to be.
Come celebrate during the Annual Gold Discovery Days in Custer in the southern Black Hills. This annual three-day celebration has it all: an Arts and Crafts Fair in the park, bed races, volleyball, a quilt show, an archery shoot, a 5K Fun Run/Walk, hot air balloon rally, stick horse rodeo and large parade. Check out the website for the list and times of all events.