American Bison, a.k.a , Buffalo
Photo by Kare Bear
The wildlife loop in Custer State Park
Close encounters of the buffalo kind.
The majestic elk.
North American Pronghorn Antelope.
Fastest land animal in North America!
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Rock climber on Eye of the Needle.
Cathedral Spires on the Needles Highway.
Rocky Mountain Goats pose for a pix.
Panhandling burros hard at work.
A very tight squeeze with a coach bus through the Needles Eye Tunnel... Keep in mind, our vehicles are 10-14 passenger vans, NOT a big coach bus where you have to wait for 40 people or more to get in and out at every stop! Coming along with us means less waiting time in line and more time for sightseeing, fun and adventure!
Picturesque Sylvan Lake
Call today (605) 641-8687. Reservations taken daily until 8:00 p.m.(MOUNTAIN TIME).
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"The Mount Rushmore and So Much More Tour"
Our daily tour begins at Mount Rushmore! We drop you off at the front steps to this magnificent National Memorial, so you can wander for over an hour under the spectacular 60-foot high granite faces and tour the Visitor Center with theatres and museum.
Next we travel the exciting Iron Mountain Road, with 314 curves, two divided highways, three wooden spiral bridges, and three granite carved tunnels! What a fun highway! (weather permitting Oct. thru May of next year)
Next we go to the amazing Crazy Horse Memorial -- the world's largest mountain carving in progress -- where we treat you to an all-you-can-eat buffet at the Laughing Water Restaurant. There you will have time to visit the incredible Native American Museum filled with Native American art and artifacts, a wonderful orientation film, the artist's studio, the log cabin home he built by hand in the winter of 1947, and so much more!
Then we enter Custer State Park, a 71,000 acre wildlife preserve! There we go out searching for buffalo and other wild animals on the famous Wildlife Loop road in Custer State Park, home to such wildlife as the fastest land mammal in North America the pronghorn antelope. Also, elk, whitetailed deer, mule deer, Rocky Mountain big horn sheep, white mountain goats, prairie dogs, coyotes and yellow-bellied marmots and so much more!
Next we take you on the scenic and amazing Needles Highway, where you will see spectacular spires of pegmatite granite, called "The Needles", rising hundreds of feet up to the skyline! Also you will experience scenic overlooks, narrow dynamite-blasted tunnels and the beautiful, idyllic Sylvan Lake where part of the movie, "National Treasure 2, Book of Secrets" was filmed!
Then it is time to take you home, with memories, information, stories, and even a few old jokes told by our experienced, knowledgeable, friendly and fun tour guides! We go "Above and Beyond" to make your day..."tour-ific!"