Keystone

ATTRACTIONS

BIG THUNDER GOLD MINE

604 Blair St, Keystone, SD 57751
Big Thunder Gold Mine is perfect for people of all ages, races and abilities. Facilities are well lit, do not have stairs and are entirely accessible to people with disabilities and wheelchairs. To begin with take a tour of the mine, visit the museum, and pan for gold. Afterward you can grab a bite to eat at the Big Thunder Family Bar & Grill.
www.bigthundergoldmine.com – 605-666-4566

RUSHMORE BORGLUM STORY

342 Winter St, Keystone, SD 57751
Before you visit Mount Rushmore, you must first visit the Rushmore Borglum Story. Here you will gain an understanding of the significance of the mountain carving and its process. An exciting tour for the whole family! Venture into the world of Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor of Mount Rushmore, from the blasting of the stone to the grandeur of the “Seated Lincoln.” The Borglum Story will enable children and adults to step back and become part of the carving years.
www.rushmoreborglum.com – 605-666-4448

HOLY TERROR MINI GOLF

609 Hwy 16A Keystone, South Dakota 57751
The Holy Terror Mini Golf course is nestled on the side of a pine-covered slope in Keystone. Named after the last active gold mine in Keystone, the course will have you “screamin’ mulligans” as you putt around gold-flecked boulders, up steep hills, down thru the mine slew, and around the water wheel and bubbling stream. 
www.holyterrorminigolf.com – 605-666-5170

NATIONAL PRESIDENTIAL WAX MUSEUM

609 Hwy 16A, Keystone, SD 57751
Located only minutes from Mount Rushmore in the beautiful town of Keystone, SD, the National Presidential Wax Museum is an exciting patriotic experience for the whole family. Meet over 100 lifelike wax figures, including all 45 U.S. presidents, each depicted in stunning visual recreations of iconic moments in U.S. presidential history.
www.presidentialwaxmuseum.com – 605-666-4455

RUSH MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE PARK

13622 SD-40, Keystone, SD 57751
You will find fun on all levels in the Black Hills of South Dakota at Rush Mountain Adventure Park! Explore the closest cave to Mount Rushmore, Rushmore Cave on a scenic cave tour. Additionally you can cruise down the mountain on the Rushmore Mountain Coaster, experience the Soaring Eagle Zipride, shoot’em up at the Gunslinger 7-D Ride, and find your inner daredevil at the NEW Wingwalker Challenge Course. It’s A Mountain Of Family Fun!
www.rushmtn.com – 605-255-4384

RUSHMORE TRAMWAY ADVENTURES: TUBING HILL

203 Cemetery Rd. Keystone, SD 57751
NEW in 2019! The first and only summer tubing hill in South Dakota. At nearly 450 feet long, this lazy thrill ride is designed for all ages between 4 and 104 years old. The Tubing Hill has four different lanes that tubers can cruise down over whoops and bumps until coming to a gradual stop at the bottom. Not ready to go full tilt? No problem. The Tubing Hill also has a kids’ lane that allows younger riders to experience the same thrill at slower speeds!
www.rushmoretramwayadventures.com – 605-666-4478

RUSHMORE TRAMWAY ADVENTURES & ALPINE SLIDE

203 Cemetery Rd. Keystone, SD 57751
Ride, Slide, Zip, Climb—at Rushmore Tramway Adventures! So the kids have seen Mount Rushmore. Now what? Afterward visit Rushmore Tramway Adventures, the most exciting collection of Mount Rushmore attractions in the Black Hills! For 50 years, our aerial tramway has been a must-see addition to any Mount Rushmore trip. Rushmore Tramway Adventures is an exciting adventure park which includes a modern scenic chairlift, an alpine slide, and zipline. In addition to all that, the new Aerial Park offers a ropes course for climbers of all skill-levels.
www.rushmoretramwayadventures.com – 605-666-4478

RUSHMORE TRAMWAY ADVENTURES: AERIAL ADVENTURE PARK

203 Cemetery Rd. Keystone, SD 57751
The Aerial Adventure Park has rapidly become one of the most popular attractions in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Imagine yourself exploring the Black Hills in our obstacle course suspended in the trees! Following a safety demonstration, you’ll begin your adventure by traversing suspended bridges, climbing log ladders, balancing along cables, and riding ziplines through the forest!
www.rushmoretramwayadventures.com – 605-666-4478

BLACK HILLS AERIAL ADVENTURES

313 Speck Center Rd. Keystone, SD 57751
Black Hills Aerial Adventures has the finest pilots in the industry, and we hire and train to the highest standard. All of our pilots undergo regular recurrent training under an FAA approved program. As a result, Black Hills Aerial Adventures is the only helicopter touring company that has permission to operate within the boundaries of the Black Hills National Parks and the Badlands. This allows us to get you the best possible views of sites and monuments in the area.
www.coptertours.com – 605-646-4801

VR ADVENTURES & ARCADE

221 Swanzey St Keystone, SD 57751
VR Adventures and Arcade is the perfect place for some family fun. We have Virtual Reality games including Beat Saber and Arizona Sunshine, a zombie killing game, as well as over 40 arcade games and redemption counter.  This family entertainment center is together in the same location with Dragon Blaster and gem panning. Stop in for family fun, rain or shine.
www.keystonefunzone.com – 605-666-4242

3D DRAGON BLASTER

221 Swanzey St Keystone, SD 57751
A 3-D black light battle arena awaits you in a high energy air cannon game. Whose side will you be on, the dragon or the wizard? Collect as many foam balls as you can, man your battle stations, and blast away! You’ll find this attraction together with the Mirror Maze at the Keystone Fun Zone.
www.keystonefunzone.com– 605-666-4242

FUN ZONE MIRROR MAZE

221 Swanzey St. Keystone, SD 57751
Mirror Maze has surprising corners, dead ends and continuous circles to make this a different experience each time you go through. Fun for the whole family. Don’t forget to check out the 3D Dragon Blaster also located in the Fun Zone.
www.keystonefunzone.com– 605-666-4242

BLACK HILLS SCOOTOURS

115 Swanzey St. #5 Keystone, SD, 57751
What started as just an idea, turned into the founding of the first scooter rental business in Keystone, South Dakota. We, at Black Hills Scootours, strive to offer a new and personal experience to the consumers of the Black Hills. Coming from a family that loves the outdoors, we thought we would share our passion by offering a personalized experience to see the beauty that the Black Hills has to offer.
www.blackhillsscootours.com – 605-391-3423

GOODTYME PHOTO

804 US-16A, Keystone, SD 57751
Come back to the good old days with us at Goodtyme Photo! From cowboys to saloon girls and gangsters to flapper girls, anything is a possibility. Goodtyme Photohas the largest selection of scenes and outfits in the area, so we are sure that you and your family will find what you’re looking for. You will enjoy our fun props such as shotguns, money bags, pistols, fans, parasols, and many more. We take in every age, size, and even pets! Come join us and have a Goodtyme!
www.goodtymephoto.com– 605-666-4619

KEYSTONE HISTORICAL MUSEUM

410 3rd St, Keystone, SD 57751
Kids can participate in the Living History event. Here they can experience a hands on classroom from the early 1890s, including old-time activities. The girls wear bonnets and pinafores. The boys wear caps and suspenders. Also learn more about Carrie Ingalls from Little House on the Prairie, who lived in Keystone for 36 years.
www.keystonehistory.com – 605-666-4827

GRAPES & GRINDS

609 Highway 16A Keystone, SD 57751
Fresh-roasted coffee and fine wines in one awesome place the entire family can enjoy any time of day. Grapes & Grinds is a favorite oasis among travelers and locals alike to caffeinate and soak in the majesty of the Black Hills! From our picturesque patio, playground, and yard games, to our free wine tastings and homemade gelato, every element of our business is tailored to welcome you and yours for a restful break from the daily grind or a busy day of sightseeing!
www.grapesgrinds.com – 605-666-5142

GOLD DIGGERS

127 Winter St, Keystone, SD 57751
Enjoy factory direct pricing on Black Hills Gold and Black Hills Gold And Silver jewelry. Whether you are shopping our web site or visiting one of our 4 factory owned outlet stores, located in and around The Black Hills of South Dakota, you will not find a larger selection or better prices. 
www.bhgolddiggers.com – 605-666-5952

DAHL’S CHAINSAW ART

121 Roy St. Keystone, SD 57751
In 2004, Jarret and Jordan Dahl embarked on an Alaskan adventure. While there, they discovered a natural talent for turning discarded logs into works of art. With locations in Deadwood, Hill City, and Keystone, their unique pieces are hard to miss while traveling through the Hills. Experience the fun with free live daily carvings by this award winning duo. 
www.dahlschainsawartkeystone.com – 612-834-1149

HISTORY

Keystone Schoolhouse

Keystone was founded in 1876 after the discovery of gold along Battle Creek. As a result a settlement was established around the area. Originally named Harney, after Harney Mountain, the population diminished as the placer gold was depleted. When more gold was discovered at the present location of the Keystone Mine, people returned to the area. However, the town did not experience real growth until a large gold vein was unearthed a few hundred yards from the Keystone Mine just 3 years later.

The Holy Terror Mine, caused the population of Keystone to jump to 3,000, which made it larger than Rapid City at the time. After the completion of Mount Rushmore in 1941, a new revenue source arrived. 393,000 tourists came to see the monument within its first year. This number continued to increase in the following years bringing commerce to Keystone.

TODAY

Located right in the center of the Black Hills, Keystone is the perfect home-base for your vacation. Nearby, you will find jaw-dropping national monuments such as Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Crazy Horse Memorial. Just outside of Keystone, you can start a journey down the famous Iron Mountain Road. Here you will experience narrow granite tunnels and spiraling pigtail bridges. As a result, Iron Mountain Road is one of the best rides in the Hills. Hiking and biking trails are plentiful and action-packed snowmobiling or UTV riding opportunities are never far.

EVENTS

Check the Keystone Chamber website for upcoming events or view our calendar of events.