What other tourist attractions are near Mount Rushmore?

10 Things To Do Near Mount Rushmore

  • Sylvan Lake. Sylvan Lake is often referred to as the “crown jewel” of Custer State Park.
  • Needles Highway.
  • Crazy Horse.
  • Blackhills National Forest.
  • Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway.
  • Deadwood, South Dakota.
  • Wall Drug.
  • Wind Cave National Park.

Where should I stay when I visit Mt Rushmore?

If you are looking for hotels closest to Mount Rushmore, you don’t have to look any further. Keystone, SD is really the best place to stay – as close to the monument as possible! And if you prefer to stay in a cabin, see our recommendations for the best cabins in Keystone below!

How much time do you need at Rushmore?

one to two hours
Most people spend one to two hours at Mount Rushmore, but you could easily spend more time there if you took it slow.

Are the badlands close to Mt Rushmore?

Driving directly, it might take around 1.5 hours of driving time from Badlands National Park to Mount Rushmore. Although this will depend on where in Badlands National Park you are coming from. Explore the map.

What is the closest town to Mount Rushmore?

Northeast of Mount Rushmore, Keystone is the closest town to the memorial. Each overnight option here comes with great views of the surrounding Black Hills.

What is there to see between Mount Rushmore and Sioux Falls?

Located in the middle of rich rolling farmland and wide open prairie, Mitchell is well known for the World’s Only Corn Palace. But don’t let your exploration stop there….Mitchell

  • Blarney’s Sports Bar and Grill.
  • Elixir Roasterie.
  • The Depot.
  • Cattleman’s Club Steakhouse.
  • Zesto.

What is the best month to visit Mount Rushmore?

The best month to visit Mount Rushmore is October for peak fall foliage but May & September are also great. Summer in Mount Rushmore brings massive crowds (especially for the 4th of July) and major heat (sometimes over 90 degrees).

How long does it take to see Crazy Horse?

I would plan for three to four hours at this site. You start with a free movie about the history of the memorial, and then plan on taking a tour up the mountain to see it up close and personal. They have live entertainment a few times a day, which varies.

How many days do you need in Black Hills South Dakota?

three days
How Much Time Should You Spend in the Black Hills? We recommend three days, which gives you time to explore all three driving loops, as well as tour downtown Rapid City. But if you only have one or two days, you can still make it work.