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Rushmore Express Keystone

Rushmore Express Keystone

320 Cemetery Road, Keystone
    2.5 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.2 out of 5 (21 reviews)

    Situated in a national park, this hotel is steps from National Presidential Wax Museum, Rushmore Tramway Adventures, and Holy Terror Mini Golf. Gutzon Borglum ...

    Rushmore Express Keystone$120

    Rushmore Express Keystone$120
    Grand Gateway Hotel

    Grand Gateway Hotel

    1721 N Lacrosse St, Rapid City
      3.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      3.9 out of 5 (34 reviews)

      A short drive from downtown Rapid City, and the Rapid City Civic Center/Rush Hockey Arena. Bear Country and Reptile Gardens are 12 miles away, and Mount Rushmore ...

      Grand Gateway Hotel$78

      Grand Gateway Hotel$78
      Roosevelt Inn

      Roosevelt Inn

      206 Cemetery Rd, Keystone
        2.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        3.6 out of 5 (8 reviews)

        Situated in Keystone, this hotel is steps from National Presidential Wax Museum, Rushmore Tramway Adventures, and Holy Terror Mini Golf. Gutzon Borglum Historical ...

        Roosevelt Inn$81

        Roosevelt Inn$81
        Ramada by Wyndham Sioux Falls

        Ramada by Wyndham Sioux Falls

        407 South Lyons Avenue, Sioux Falls
          2.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          3.0 out of 5 (72 reviews)

          Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial, Sherman Park, and Sioux Empire Fairgrounds. Delbridge Museum ...

          Ramada by Wyndham Sioux Falls$45

          Ramada by Wyndham Sioux Falls$45
          Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Rapid City, SD

          Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Rapid City, SD

          2321 N Lacrosse St, Rapid City
            3.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.2 out of 5 (84 reviews)

            Situated in Rapid City, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Rushmore Mall and Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. Journey Museum & Learning Center and Central States ...

            Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Rapid City, SD$74

            Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Rapid City, SD$74
            Red Roof Inn Sioux Falls

            Red Roof Inn Sioux Falls

            3500 Gateway Boulevard, Sioux Falls
              2.0 out of 5.0
               
               
              3.6 out of 5 (84 reviews)

              Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Empire Mall, The Outdoor Campus, and Sertoma Butterfly House. Augustana College and Great Plains ...

              Red Roof Inn Sioux Falls$48

              Red Roof Inn Sioux Falls$48
              Holy Smoke Resort

              Holy Smoke Resort

              24105 Highway 16A, Keystone
                3.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.3 out of 5 (3 reviews)

                Situated in Keystone, this cabin is within 3 mi (5 km) of Gutzon Borglum Historical Center, Big Thunder Gold Mine, and National Presidential Wax Museum. Rushmore ...

                Holy Smoke Resort$106

                Holy Smoke Resort$106
                Foothills Inn

                Foothills Inn

                1625 N. LaCrosse Street, Rapid City
                  2.5 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  3.7 out of 5 (107 reviews)

                  Located in the heart of Rapid City, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf and Rushmore Mall. Central States Fairgrounds and Journey ...

                  Foothills Inn$54

                  Foothills Inn$54
                  Best Western Plains Motel

                  Best Western Plains Motel

                  712 Glenn St, Wall
                    2.5 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.1 out of 5 (17 reviews)

                    Located in Pinnacles Entrance Badlands, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of National Grasslands Visitor Center, Wounded Knee Museum, and Wall Drug. Minuteman ...

                    Best Western Plains Motel$102

                    Best Western Plains Motel$102
                    Travelodge Inn & Suites by Wyndham Deadwood

                    Travelodge Inn & Suites by Wyndham Deadwood

                    250 Main St, Deadwood
                      2.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)

                      Situated in Deadwood, this hotel is close to Days of '76 Museum, Adams Museum, and Broken Boot Gold Mine. Area attractions also include Homestake Gold Mine.

                      Travelodge Inn & Suites by Wyndham Deadwood$59

                      Travelodge Inn & Suites by Wyndham Deadwood$59
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                      Your South Dakota vacation

                      In the heartland of America, you'll find a place where the plains meet the mountains, where bustling cities meet the wild frontier, And where winding rivers and wind swept prairies blend with towering granite peaks and jagged spires. Here, you'll find South Dakota, the land of Great Faces and Great Places.

                      Best time to take a vacation to South Dakota

                      Best Time to Go

                      The best time of the year to plan South Dakota travel is spring or autumn, but don’t let the weather deter you. South Dakota is interesting any time of the year and you can often find cheap South Dakota vacations during the winter.

                      Insider tips for South Dakota travel

                      Keystone

                      Stop in Keystone for truly unique artwork on your South Dakota vacations where you will see Dahl’s Chainsaw Art.

                      1880 train

                      Take the 1880 train through the Black Hills on a two-hour trip on a traditional steam engine.

                      Hot Springs

                      Enjoy an educational experience at the largest mammoth research facility in the world in Hot Springs.

                      Deadwood Grille

                      Enjoy an evening of fine dining at Deadwood Grille as you visit the historic town and stop in the restaurant that fits the period.

                      Purple Pie Place

                      Get a taste of homemade treats and sweets at the Purple Pie Place in Custer as you relax and take a break during your South Dakota travel.

                      Top South Dakota attractions

                      Mount Rushmore National Memorial

                      South Dakota is home to Mount Rushmore National Memorial. In 1927, sculptor Gutzon Borglum came to the Black Hills to carve his masterpiece into the side of a granite mountain. Today, visitors from all over the world come to South Dakota to see the 60-foot faces of four American Presidents. It's a true national treasure and something you have to see to believe.

                      Mount Rushmore National Memorial symbolizes the ideals of freedom, democracy and the American dream in the four 60-foot granite faces. This mountain carving of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln draws over three million visitors a year. It is both a spectacular site and a man-made wonder.

                      History:The first blast on the mountain occurred in 1927. Under the direction of sculptor Gutzon Borglum, 400 men and women worked through hot summers and cold winters to create the 60-foot faces, nearly 500 feet up the side of the mountain. Over 90% of the mountain was carved using dynamite. The fine details of the faces were achieved, using a jackhammer. Operators hung from the top of the mountain in bosun chairs held by steel cables.

                      Despite the dangerous work, in the 14 years it took to carve the mountain, not a single person died. The memorial was officially declared complete on October 31, 1941.

                      However, Gutzon Borglum's vision was not totally completed. In July of 1941 Borglum died unexpectedly. His son, Lincoln, tried to continue his father's work, but funding ran out as America entered World War II. Visitors, who would like to see a model of Borglum's original dream, can view it at the Sculptor's Studio located at the Memorial.

                      The Secret Behind the Faces: Another part of Borglum’s grand vision was for a Hall of Records to be carved in the canyon behind the faces. Borglum envisioned a majestic room that held important documents like the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Borglum started blasting his hall, but never finished it.

                      On August 9, 1998, Gutzon Borglum’s dream was somewhat completed when a repository of records was placed in the floor of the hall entry. Inside a titanium vault, sixteen porcelain tablets tell the story of Mount Rushmore, the reasons for selecting the four presidents and a short history of the United States. The Hall of Records is not accessible to visitors.

                      Why These Four Presidents?: Borglum chose these four men to carve into the mountainside because they represented the first 150 years of American history. George Washington was our first president and a founding father of our great nation. Thomas Jefferson was the author of the Declaration of Independence—the basis for our democracy. Jefferson was also responsible for the expansion of the union with the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.

                      Abraham Lincoln was responsible for the preservation of the union by holding the country together during the Civil War, the most trying time in our nation’s history. Theodore Roosevelt was chosen because he led the country during the explosive economic growth of the early 20th century. He was also responsible for setting aside land for national parks so all generations of Americans could enjoy the beauty of the country.

                      South Dakota history and culture

                      South Dakota has a rich history that reaches from the days of the dinosaurs to the Cold War. One of the most complete T-Rex skeletons was found in South Dakota, and the largest collection of Columbian Wooly Mammoth bones are still being unearthed in the Black Hills. Hikers in Badlands National Park can watch ongoing digs in what is considered one of the richest fossil beds in the country.

                      South Dakota is home to the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota peoples—collectively known as the Sioux Nation. Several museums and cultural centers across the state depict the history and traditions of these nations as well as display ancient artifacts and modern artwork.

                      The Black Hills, called "Paha Sapa" by the Native Americans, are considered sacred ground to many tribes across the country. The Lakota Nation believes all life comes from "Paha Sapa", and they fought fiercely to protect them during the Indian Wars of the 1800s. One of the most sacred places is Bear Butte State Park in the northern Black Hills. This formation of magma never erupted and looks like a giant sleeping bear. It is still used as a place of worship for over 60 Native American tribes.

                      Across the eastern plains, visitors can explore our heritage along the Native American Scenic Byway or by attending a traditional powwow. More than 62,000 Native Americans currently live in South Dakota.

                      Gold Rush and Wild West

                      In 1874, an expedition led by General Custer discovered gold for the first time in the Black Hills. Two years later, the last great gold rush was on as prospectors from all over the country came looking for their fortunes. The largest find was near the town of present day Lead. Two brothers and their partner staked claim on a mine that would yield gold for over 120 years. In 2002, the Homestake Gold Mine shut down mining operations, but visitors can still tour the surface of the mine.

                      The Gold Rush of 1876 brought prospectors, gamblers and outlaws to the state, and the Wild West was born. The wildest town was considered to be the gold camp of Deadwood. Here is where Wild Bill Hickok was shot from behind while playing poker, where Calamity Jane created havoc and where Seth Bullock tamed the town without killing a single person.

                      The early pioneers conquered the prairies and left a lasting legacy across South Dakota. "Little House on the Prairie" author Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote of her life growing up in the town of De Smet. Four of her six books were written about her family's adventures on the prairies of South Dakota. You can tour her childhood homestead and see the places that inspired her classic books and a television series.

                      Many people don't know that South Dakota played a key role in the Cold War. In the 1960s, America began stockpiling Minuteman Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. The 44th Missile Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota operated 150 missile silos and 15 launch control facilities in the western part of the state. Two of these sites, the Delta One Launch Control Facility and the Delta Nine Launch Facility, have been preserved as a National Historic Site to provide visitors with a unique Cold War history lesson.

                      In 1874, an expedition led by General Custer discovered gold for the first time in the Black Hills. Two years later, the last great gold rush was on as prospectors from all over the country came looking for their fortunes. The largest find was near the town of present day Lead. Two brothers and their partner staked claim on a mine that would yield gold for over 120 years. In 2002, the Homestake Gold Mine shut down mining operations, but visitors can still tour the surface of the mine.

                      The Gold Rush of 1876 brought prospectors, gamblers and outlaws to the state, and the Wild West was born. The wildest town was considered to be the gold camp of Deadwood. Here is where Wild Bill Hickok was shot from behind while playing poker, where Calamity Jane created havoc and where Seth Bullock tamed the town without killing a single person.

                      The early pioneers conquered the prairies and left a lasting legacy across South Dakota. "Little House on the Prairie" author Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote of her life growing up in the town of De Smet. Four of her six books were written about her family's adventures on the prairies of South Dakota. You can tour her childhood homestead and see the places that inspired her classic books and a television series.

                      Many people don't know that South Dakota played a key role in the Cold War. In the 1960s, America began stockpiling Minuteman Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. The 44th Missile Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota operated 150 missile silos and 15 launch control facilities in the western part of the state. Two of these sites, the Delta One Launch Control Facility and the Delta Nine Launch Facility, have been preserved as a National Historic Site to provide visitors with a unique Cold War history lesson.

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