Why stay at Rushmore Shadows Resort in Rapid City, South Dakota? Because the Black Hills of South Dakota were recently rated one of the best family vacation spots in the United States! With tons of historical and geological sites to visit, hiking, tourist destinations, shopping, and more - you will love your stay at Rushmore Shadows!
Keystone, South Dakota

Keystone, South Dakota

Nestled in the Beautiful Black Hills a short distance from Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Keystone is an attraction in itself. We have so much more than lodging, dining and shopping — although we have plenty of all three!

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Reptile Gardens

Reptile Gardens

Stroll through our garden oasis of colorful blooms, lush vegetation, and well manicured lawns... you may even get the rare opportunity to have an up close and personal animal encounter with one of our snakes, our baby gator Fluffy, or any of our other photogenic creatures. Bring your camera!

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Mt. Rushmore

Mt. Rushmore

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is visited by nearly three million people each year that come to marvel at the majestic beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota and learn about the birth, growth, development and preservation of the country.

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Custer State Park

Custer State Park

The clear mountain waters are inviting, and the open ranges are waiting to be discovered. Bring your family to Custer State Park, and let yourself run wild. Custer State Park in the Black Hills encompasses 71,000 acres of spectacular terrain and an abundance of wildlife.

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Hill City, South Dakota

Hill City, South Dakota

A historic town seated in the heart of the Black Hills of western South Dakota. Our central location in this beautiful and majestic pine-covered range of rolling mountain terrain is what earned our community its nickname: "The Heart of the Hills"

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Deadwood, South Dakota

Deadwood, South Dakota

With ongoing restoration, Deadwood, South Dakota is being transformed back into the frontier town that once drew legends and legions in search of their fortune. The entire town is a Registered National Historic Landmark, but don’t let that fool you. Behind all the historic facades is plenty of modern-day fun.

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Spearfish, South Dakota

Spearfish, South Dakota

The breathtaking limestone palisades of this creek-carved gorge are more ancient than the Grand Canyon – albeit much closer together. Accessible only by horseback until 1893, Spearfish Canyon’s narrow, 1000-foot walls are among the most spectacular scenery in the Black Hills.

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Sturgis, South Dakota

Sturgis, South Dakota

Known for it's annual Motorcycle Rally which draws up to one million visitors to the Black Hills area, Sturgis is a great little town with hiking, shopping and people watching.

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Bear Country USA

Bear Country USA

A drive-through wildlife park in the Black Hills, Bear Country USA hosts black bears, grizzly bears, and other wildlife that will walk right next to your car!

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Old MacDonald's Farm

Old MacDonald's Farm

Your family can enjoy over 100 popular farm animals in a clean, relaxed hands-on environment. This beautiful farm on the road to Mount Rushmore is a great place to play with, feed and even bottle feed some of the many friendly animals.

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Hart Ranch Golf Course

Hart Ranch Golf Course

Nestled against foothills of ponderosa pine, Hart Ranch's 18-hole Championship Golf Course is a treat for any golfer. We are proud to have quietly become one of the Upper Midwest's premier golf facilities. We have been listed in Golf Digest's "Places to Play" not only because of the challenging golf, but also the friendly service and smiling faces.

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Crazy Horse Memorial

Crazy Horse Memorial

The in-progress World's Largest Mountain Carving - a memorial in stone to the Native American and tribes throughout the United States - this is a must-see attraction in the Black Hills that is changing daily.

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Prairie Berry Winery

Prairie Berry Winery

Our wines are truly “our” wines. We make them ourselves at our winery in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Sandi Vojta is our winemaker and the fifth generation of her family to make wines from the “prairie berries” of South Dakota. W

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Rushmore Cave

Rushmore Cave

Explore the beautiful stalactite-filled caverns on a Scenic Cave Tour in Rushmore Cave, Ride the rails and carve the turns on the Rushmore Mountain Coaster, 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

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Storybook Island

Storybook Island

Admission free family fun park with ride-on train and antique wooden carousel (for a fee.) This Rapid City park features playground equipment and storybook playsets for the family to enjoy.

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The Mammoth Site

The Mammoth Site

The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD is an active paleontological dig site, which boasts the largest concentration of mammoth remains in the world! Our current mammoth count is 61.

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George Mickelson Trail

George Mickelson Trail

The George S. Mickelson Trail, in the heart of the beautiful Black Hills, was completed in September of 1998. Its gentle slopes and easy access allow people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the beauty of the Black Hills. Much of the trail passes through National Forest Land.

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SD Air & Space Museum

SD Air & Space Museum

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. A free museum experience.

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Tatanks - Story of the Bison

Tatanks - Story of the Bison

Kevin Costner invities you to visit Tatanka.30-60 million bison once roamed the great plains of North America. By the close of the 19th century, it's estimated that less than 1,000 bison survived. This is their story.

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Main Street Square Rapid City

Main Street Square Rapid City

Located in the heart of Downtown Rapid City, Main Street Square is a fun-filled public space that features special events, arts and culture, live concerts, seasonal ice skating and interactive fountains. Surrounded by the City of Presidents, boutiques, eateries and galleries, Main Street Square is a destination the whole family can enjoy.

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Fort Hays

Fort Hays

Fort Hays Old West Town is the home of the Dances with Wolves film set and specializes in nightly chuckwagon dinner and music variety show.

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Big Thunder Mine

Big Thunder Mine

See Big Thunder Gold Mine - mine for some gold, go on a tour, and view the museum in this interactive experience that takes you back to the Gold Mining days of the Black Hills!

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Black Hills, Badlands, & Lakes

Black Hills, Badlands, & Lakes

This local organization does a good job of showing all that the Black Hills, Badlands and Lakes of western South Dakota have to offer. Visit the website for information about tourism and events.

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