Rushmore Cave and Adventure Park
Before or after your visit to iconic Mt. Rushmore be sure to save some time for Rushmore Cave and Adventure Park. This cave experience and amusement park all in one allows you and your student group to explore, learn, and have tons of fun all in the same spot, practically a dream location for field trips and group trips!
This cave is the closest one to Mt. Rushmore, the area’s largest stalactite cave as well as South Dakota’s 9th longest cave (3,652 ft). One of the biggest draws to the cave is the ‘Big Room’, an astoundingly massive space completely filled with stalactites dripping from the ceilings and walls. This cave also features the largest column within the Black Hills. The natural formations in the cave are viewable with the Scenic Cave Tour, an hour-long easy journey through a lit path, as well as the Xpedition Adventure Tour, involving crawls and squeezes as you spelunk your way through.
For more fun head over to the Adventure Park, the premier destination for family fun in the area (both sites right off of HWY 40, 5 miles East of Keystone). Here you can ride solo or with a friend on the Screaming Eagle Zipline, Mountain Coaster, or Gunslinger 7D Interactive theater Ride. The latter follows the Wild West Theme with the works: big screen, big sound, and big 3D motion and seats. You can also experience gem mining at this natural adventure park, ensuring your group gets both educated and entertained!