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.
Mount Rushmore National MemorialAmerican History, Alive in Stone
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.
1880 TrainAll Aboard the 1880 Train
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.
Holy Terror Mini GolfYou'll be screamin' Mulligans at Keystone's only 18-hole mini-golf
Grizzly Creek Restaurant
Just across the street you will find Grizzly Creek Restaurant. They dish up great food in a fun and relaxed setting. With their diverse menu there's something for everyone. While you're deciding, sample one of the many local or regional beers or one of their refreshing house cocktails.
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.
Dahl’s Chainsaw Art
Junior Ranger Tour
The Black Hills is home to a higher-than-average number of national parks, monuments, and historic sites. That makes Keystone the perfect place to help the Junior Ranger in your family work on their badge collection! This itinerary will take more than one day, but the variety of locations and learning opportunities in our area are unmatched.
Art Lover’s Sojourn
If you’re looking to immerse yourself in art while on vacation, Keystone is the perfect place. The Black Hills have been an inspiration to artists of all crafts and specialties for hundreds of years, and today we have several establishments in town that continue the tradition.
History Buff Haven
There’s no denying that Keystone’s history is varied and captivating. While Mount Rushmore is the biggest game in town — literally — we have more to offer here in town that will keep your vacation packed with amazing new discoveries. This itinerary can be done in one fairly jam-packed day, or spread out over 2 or 3 days for a more leisurely pace.
Thrill-Seeker’s Guide to Keystone
Thrill-seeking is as Keystone as it gets. We were founded by prospectors and miners who braved dangerous mine shafts in search of untold riches. Our town was revived by men and women who were bold enough to blast Mount Rushmore into being. Today, you and your family can find fun and thrills around every corner!
Scratch That Off Your Bucket List
Live on the wild side during your stay in the monumental and epic Black Hills of South Dakota! Keystone is home to a variety of adventures that will let you cross some exciting expeditions off of your bucket list.
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.
Exploration Guru’s Guide
Keystone, South Dakota is the perfect destination for thrill-seekers who are always on the lookout for their next adventure. Enjoy a day filled with twists and turns with this exciting itinerary!