Photo of Mount Rushmore in Keystone Amanda Valencia

After 2020 took travel opportunities away from families, planning your next vacation should include staying at Rushmore Express, where you will be in the heart of fun and adventure. You won’t believe your eyes when you see the prettiest caves in South Dakota, just minutes from our centrally-located inn. Your family will also love traveling back 90 million years to learn about dinosaurs and see life-sized displays at the Dinosaur Museum, less than 20 minutes from the hotel, located in beautiful Keystone, SD.

Rich History

Photo of the 1880 Train in Keystone SD.A gold mining boomtown in the late 1800s, Keystone, SD, became one of the richest mining districts in the Black Hills. You can ride a train from the gold mining boom era at the 1880 Train Depot, just a short 12 minutes away from Rushmore Express.

Six minutes away from your wonderful room at Rushmore Express, you will find Mount Rushmore. This national monument displays prominent U.S. presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt.

Adventures in Keystone, SD

Be a stunt double, fly like a bird on a zipline, or experience sensory overload on a 7D ride on adventurous territories at Rush Mountain Adventure Park. You have never experienced anything quite like Rush Mountain Adventure Park, located only three minutes away from Rushmore Express

Helicopter rides offer you a way to appreciate the Black Hills from a whole new viewpoint. Rushmore Helicopters, Inc has been serving tourists for more than four decades, and they have the experience and knowledge to make sure your ride is one of the best ever. You can experience eye-level views of some of the most amazing scenery in South Dakota. And they’re less than five minutes away from your room at Rushmore Express.

A Little More Education, Food, and Fun

2020 shifted parents into part-time educators. If you can handle a little more science and geography lessons, then the Badlands and the Black Hills are right up your alley. These regions of South Dakota together cover more than 10,000 square miles. You and your family will enjoy beautiful geological creations that developed over millions of years. It’s an instant science and geography lesson from the comfort of your car.

Big Thunder Gold Mine offers your family a chance to try their luck at finding gold! Big Thunder Gold Mine offers an educational experience on mining in South Dakota and the drilling techniques miners used. It’s a safe, well-maintained mine located one mile from the Rushmore Express.

Convenience, Comfort, and Perfect for your family

Rushmore Express offers your family convenience and comfort all in one place. Rushmore Express is in a central location in beautiful Keystone, SD. This makes it perfect for all the adventures your family can enjoy during one vacation, including great dining. You’ll no doubt want to return to the Black Hills as there’s more fun than you could possibly fit into one trip.