Ahhh, Keystone South Dakota..this is a LOCAL FAVORITE! We often go up and "play tourist" just for FUN (and the uhhh-hemmm.... FUDGE)!
We love to watch people and this is a great place to do just that. People from all walks of life and countries come here every day as a stop off before or after a Mount Rushmore visit. Yes, without a doubt, this adorable town is a "must" stop, shop and play to put on your "to do" list!
Keystone South Dakota is an OLD town, with a ton of history! Over the years it has transformed form a large gold mining town to a top tourist destination! This is the closest town to Mount Rushmore, so it sees lots of drive by traffic, except, you will probable find it irresistible to just "drive by"!
There are a couple of fun free things to do here. If you want to experience Keystone without hitting your wallet, then make sure to check these out:
Our favorite tourist attractions in the Keystone area are:
Mount Rushmore Yes, this one tops the list!
Tramway/Alpine Slides (Nice relaxing ride up the hill with plenty of awesome views, then BLAM! you hit the slides and rocket down (or NOT, there ARE brakes..teehee)
Holy Terror Mine (Flat easy walking tour full of history and information, great little museum tour after the mine tour)
Zip Line (Short but FAST and FUN, the kids LOVE it!)
Ride the 1880 Train (everybody will love this!)
Old West Gunfight at the Red Garter Saloon (details below)
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