You will find a vast array of vacation fun while visiting the Black Hills and Badlands of South Dakota. Within the legendary pine clad mountains you will find six national parks, 101 miles of scenic highway, waterfalls, wildlife, renowned trails, streams to fish for trout and numerous Old West landmarks.
The most popular tour offered by Rapid City Tours is the Mount Rushmore & Crazy Horse Tour by Bus. The first stop along this fun tour is the Borglum Historical Center. Here you will see art work and learn the history of Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor of Mount Rushmore.
After a look around the museum, it is then time for you to see the “Shrine of our Democracy.” The sight of Mount Rushmore is simply stunning. It is hard to believe that something so big, so realistic, so impressive can really be sitting right in front of you. The faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln seem to gaze at the beautiful land surrounding them with pride.
After viewing Mount Rushmore, you will then visit the Crazy Horse Memorial, the world’s largest mountain carving. It has been a work in progress since 1948 and still has a long way to go. If you think Mount Rushmore is big, then just wait until you see this carving as it is 10 times the size of Rushmore!
Your tour isn’t completed after seeing Crazy Horse because there is still time to drive down Needles Highway where you will ride through many rock tunnels and 14 miles of rock formations. You also get to see Iron Mountain Road where the tunnels frame the faces of Mount Rushmore. It is an amazing experience getting to ride down these world renowned roads!
Whether you want to experience a different time or see a piece of the nation’s history that reflects on our lives today, your trip to South Dakota is one to be cherished forever. Make your dream vacation come true by visiting Rapid City Tours at www.rapidcitytours.com today!