Family Fun for Everyone

Whether you’re traveling with toddlers or teenagers, you won’t have to worry about hearing “I’m bored” while the entire family is having a blast experiencing all that the Black Hills has to offer.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Start your day off right and venture to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, located only 8 minutes from Keystone on SD-244 W, to experience the monumental sculpture in person. Seeing the faces of past presidents that have helped shape our country carved spectacularly into granite will inspire patriotism in all ages, as well as provide a fun learning opportunity.  Don’t miss the Mount Rushmore Audio Tour: Living Memorial, where narration, music, sound effects, historic recordings and interviews are interwoven for a truly interactive experience. A stop into Mount Rushmore’s gift shop is also a must, where you can  continue the patriotic theme by purchasing a souvenir from their “Made in America” section, or browse other collections that include local and regional gourmet products and Black Hills Gold jewelry, South Dakota’s official state jewelry.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

American History, Alive in Stone...

1880 Train

Next, head back to Keystone and hop on the historic 1880 Train for a ride back in time on an authentic steam engine. You’ll travel to Keystone to Hill City and back while taking in the breathtaking Black Hills scenery and observing area wildlife in their natural habitat. Their High-Liner Snack Shoppe offers nachos, pretzels, pizza and sweet treats to keep hunger at bay during the narrated three hour long round-trip ride.  

1880 Train

See the Black Hills of South Dakota by vintage steam train!

Mini-Golf at Holy Terror Golf Course

After the train ride, stretch your legs while enjoying a little friendly competition at Keystone’s 18 hole mini golf course, Holy Terror Golf Course. Putt through sand traps, around a water wheel and through a gold mining display featuring rushing water flowing into a millpond. While we can’t offer advice on winning, we can say your entire family will get a kick out of this course named after Keystone’s last active gold mine.

Holy Terror Mini Golf

You'll be screamin' Mulligans at Keystone's only 18-hole mini-golf.

Grizzly Creek Restaurant

Just across the street you will find Grizzly Creek Restaurant. They dish up great food in a fun and relaxed setting. With their diverse menu there's something for everyone. While you're deciding, sample one of the many local or regional beers or one of their refreshing house cocktails.

Grizzly Creek Restaurant

Fresh, authentic Americana from the Heart of the Black Hills.

Dahl’s Chainsaw Carving

After dinner make a stop at Dahl’s Chainsaw Carving. Watch the artists in action! You will be amazed by the fine detail the artists are able to capture and while you are there, have your picture taken in the giant Keystone rocking chair. It is a must have souvenir.

Dahl's Chainsaw Art

More Itineraries

Family's First Vacation

Are you planning your first trip to the Black Hills with your family? Well, we have some hotspots you won't want to miss. Since Keystone, South Dakota is centrally located, it makes traveling with your family or young children a breeze.

Scratch That Off Your Bucket List

Live on the wild side during your stay in the monumental and epic Black Hills of South Dakota! Keystone is home to a variety of adventures that will let you cross some exciting expeditions off of your bucket list.

Exploration Guru's Guide

Keystone, South Dakota is the perfect destination for thrill-seekers who are always on the lookout for their next adventure. Enjoy a day filled with twists and turns with this exciting itinerary!

Family Fun for Everyone

Whether you're traveling with toddlers or teenagers, you won't have to worry about hearing "I'm bored" while the entire family is having a blast experiencing all that the Black Hills has to offer.

Keystone – Your Monumental Playground!

If you come to the Black Hills of South Dakota, we're pretty sure you're not allowed to leave without saying "Hello & Goodbye!" to those famous faces on Mount Rushmore. We're also confident your visit won't be complete without staying at least four or five nights in the "key" to your "monumental playground"—Keystone!