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Monumental Memories in the Making

Keystone serves as the perfect home base for your Black Hills adventure. Your visit will be filled with fun, excitement, and memories.


Keystone is best known as the gateway to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, but this tiny community nestled in the center of the Black Hills offers plenty to keep visitors entertained right in the heart of town. With an eclectic mix of shops, museums, and outdoor attractions, there’s fun for everybody in the family.

Its central location makes Keystone your perfect home base for adventure and exploration. Soak up the fresh mountain air from one of our 1,000+ lodging room options, ranging from cozy cabins and historic lodges to major hotels with modern amenities and luxurious vacation rentals.

Mount Rushmore is just two miles away, but be sure to take a leisurely drive along Iron Mountain Road, with its famous “pigtail bridges,” for unique views of the Monument, or book a helicopter ride over the Black Hills for an experience you’ll never forget. Crazy Horse Memorial, a carving-in-progress honoring Native Americans, is a short drive south.

There are plenty of family-friendly attractions located in town. Sky-high adventure awaits as you zipline through the pines, race a mountain coaster through exhilarating twists and turns, and tackle a challenging aerial maze. Prefer a more grounded experience? Take a seat for a ride on the 1880 Train to Hill City, or go deeper with a guided cave tour.

Be sure to check out one-of-a-kind shops offering everything from healing rocks to homemade sweets. Don’t forget to grab a memento to remember your trip from one of the souvenir shops along the boardwalk or specialty and antique stores downtown.

Once you’ve worked up an appetite, choose from local favorites like buffalo and wild game to steaks, burgers, and pizza. Gelato or ice cream are the perfect finish to your meal or cool summer treat.

You’ll enjoy the memories you made in Keystone!


Read more in our Southern Hills Vacation Guide and request a copy today.