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Rushmore Helicopters, Inc

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Discover the Black Hills like never before with our amazing Helicopter Tours!

Rushmore Helicopters has been taking visitors for thrilling aerial tours since 1964.  Rushmore Helicopters, right in the heart of Keystone, plus her parent company Black Hills Aerial Adventures, and her sister company Badlands Helicopters, have been under the same ownership for 28 years flying nearly 22,000 visitors each summer season.  A wide variety of tour packages and price points are available and feature eye-level views of Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Monuments, the unique Cathedral Spires, Needles Highway, Custer State Park, the Badlands National Park and so much more.  Age is no limit – we fly infants (providing ear protection for babies) through centenarians – a bucket list must.  Reservations can be made through our Book Now button.  However, reservations are not required. A ticket booth is located right downtown so you can leave your car parked and be shuttled up to our helipad.  Or simply stop in at the helipad at the top of the Baymont Inn and we will get you on a flight!

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Fort Hays is more than just a set of buildings; it’s a trip back in time where you can see antiques that actually operate still today.

You can find Black Hills Gold from Deadwood, make your own tin plate or brick, and even watch your own hunting knife take shape at the Blacksmith shop. Experience the Old West like never before with our town square – one of the best family-friendly attractions in Rapid City!

Visit the Rope Shop, Tin Shop, Blacksmith Shop, and so much more, including the best gift shops in the Black Hills. At night, be sure to attend our Chuckwagon Supper & Music Variety Show featuring a hearty Chuckwagon menu and the most entertaining show in the Black Hills!

We serve up the best Chuckwagon menu in the West, from potatoes to BBQ beef, baked beans, and more, served on handmade tin plates with drinks poured into tin cups.

The Fort Hays Wranglers then take the stage to entertain you with the Black Hills’ most popular music variety show. We guarantee a foot-stompin’, belly shakin’, good time!

Arrive early every morning for our “All-You-Can-Eat” pancake breakfast for just 99 cents.

Follow the boot prints through the door and grab a home-made tin plate from the stack. Then give your request to the cowboys and cowgirls eager to serve you. Our head cook and bottle washer arrive before the sun each morning to start baking the biscuits and sausage for breakfast so it’s fresh and hot. There’s plenty to eat so don’t be shy!

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