Family Fun For Everyone
Whether you’re traveling with toddlers or teenagers, you won’t have to worry about hearing “I’m bored” while the entire family is having a blast experiencing all that the Black Hills has to offer.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Start your day off right and venture to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, located only 8 minutes from Keystone on SD-244 W, to experience the monumental sculpture in person. Seeing the faces of past presidents that have helped shape our country carved spectacularly into granite will inspire patriotism in all ages, as well as provide a fun learning opportunity. Don’t miss the Mount Rushmore Audio Tour: Living Memorial, where narration, music, sound effects, historic recordings and interviews are interwoven for a truly interactive experience. A stop into Mount Rushmore’s gift shop is also a must, where you can continue the patriotic theme by purchasing a souvenir from their “Made in America” section, or browse other collections that include local and regional gourmet products and Black Hills Gold jewelry, South Dakota’s official state jewelry.
Next, head back to Keystone and hop on the historic 1880 Train for a ride back in time on an authentic steam engine. You’ll travel to Keystone to Hill City and back while taking in the breathtaking Black Hills scenery and observing area wildlife in their natural habitat. Their High-Liner Snack Shoppe offers nachos, pretzels, pizza and sweet treats to keep hunger at bay during the narrated three-hour-long round-trip ride.
Mini-Golf at Holy Terror Golf Course
After the train ride, stretch your legs while enjoying a little friendly competition at Keystone’s 18 hole mini golf course, Holy Terror Golf Course. Putt through sand traps, around a water wheel and through a gold mining display featuring rushing water flowing into a millpond. While we can’t offer advice on winning, we can say your entire family will get a kick out of this course named after Keystone’s last active gold mine.
Dahl’s Chainsaw Carving
After dinner make a stop at Dahl’s Chainsaw Carving. Watch the artists in action! You will be amazed by the fine detail the artists are able to capture and while you are there, have your picture taken in the giant Keystone rocking chair. It is a must have souvenir.