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Keystone

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National Parks · Theme Parks · Hiking Trails
Home Of Mount Rushmore
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore. Originally established as a mining town in 1883, the town now serves as a vacation spot for visitors to the Black Hills. The town presents itself as a relic of the Old West, although its log buildings have more recent origins. Some remnants of the town's frontier heritage still exist, such as a gold mine and a locomotive, and you'll find modern diversions, including miniature golf courses and museums, mixed in. Above all, though, Keystone serves as a base for seeing the area's monuments, hills-meet-prairie landscape, and wildlife. When using our United States holiday planner to make an itinerary online, Keystone holidays come together around your tastes, interests, and requirements, with us taking care of the logistics.
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Popular things to do in Keystone

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
National Park
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Presidential Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Presidential Trail
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Rushmore Tramway Adventures ©
Theme Park
Rushmore Tramway Adventures
4.5
Duration: 8 hours
Big Thunder Gold Mine ©
Mine
Big Thunder Gold Mine
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Keystone

Iron Mountain Road ©
Scenic Drive
Iron Mountain Road Custer
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Geologic Formation
Needles Eye Tunnel Custer
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Sylvan Lake ©
Water Body
Sylvan Lake Custer
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Monument
Crazy Horse Memorial Crazy Horse
3.4
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Keystone

Horse Thief Lake ©
Water Body
Horse Thief Lake
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Breezy Point Picnic Area ©
Lookout
Breezy Point Picnic Area
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Tinder Box Gourmet Popcorn ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Tinder Box Gourmet Popcorn
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Keystone Historical Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Keystone Historical Museum
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in Keystone

Halley's 1880 Store ©
Antique Store
Halley's 1880 Store
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Goodtyme Photo ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Goodtyme Photo
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
Black Hills Glass Blowers ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Black Hills Glass Blowers
2.0
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Keystone

Rush Mountain Adventure Park ©
Theme Park
Rush Mountain Adventure Park
4.4
Duration: 8 hours
National Presidential Wax Museum ©
Specialty Museum
National Presidential Wax Museum
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Keystone

Gutzon Borglum Historical Center ©
Art Museum
Gutzon Borglum Historical Center
3.0
Duration: 2 hours

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