Keystone, South Dakota

Keystone, South Dakota, is the closest city in the Black Hills to Mount Rushmore, which is located only three miles away. Rich in gold mining history, the quaint town of Keystone was once a boomtown after the discovery of placer gold two miles east of its current location. Placer gold is still thought to exist in abundance but the great depth of the deposits makes it difficult and impractical to reach.


Where to Stay in Keystone

Baymont Inn, Hotel in Keystone, SD.

Only minutes from Mount Rushmore, Keystone hotels and lodging options are the perfect choice for those that want to be close to the Shrine of Democracy.Explore all the many amazing properties that Keystone offers, including some with balcony views of Mount Rushmore. Dining, shopping and entertainment are within walking distance of most Keystone, South Dakota hotels. With over 32 restaurant options, adults and children alike will love the convenience of all the different places to eat and shop in Keystone.

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Freedom Ridge Cabins

Your very own Private Mountain Getaway located near Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and all the best that the Black Hills have to offer.  Rest and rel...

Rushmore Express and Suites - Keystone SD

Rushmore Express and Suites

Rushmore Express and Suites offers standard rooms with hickory log furniture and spacious luxury suites with granite fireplaces and tiled bathroom...

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Black Hills Retreats - Harney View Cabin - Hill City SD

Black Hills Retreats

Here at Black Hills Retreats Vacation Rentals we understand what makes a luxury vacation home right for you. We make it our business to find a vacatio...

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Grandma Goodnight's - Keystone, SD

Svenmar Nightly Rentals

Svenmar Nightly Rentals strives to offer the most premiere vacation rental properties in the Black Hills of South Dakota! We achieve this by taking th...

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Jefferson Cabin - Keystone SD

Jefferson Cabin

Relax and enjoy your Black Hills Vacation in the Jefferson Cabin, a modern private 2 level cabin with a modern kitchen, for all your meals, to a relax...

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Ramada Mount Rushmore, Keystone SD

Ramada Mount Rushmore

Nestled in Black Hills National Forest, our Ramada Keystone hotel offers easy access to popular attractions like Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, an...

Roosevelt Cabin - Keystone SD

Roosevelt Cabin

You’ll love staying in this uniquely styled cabin nestled in the pines, while still being within walking distance of historic Keystone Main Stre...

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Under Canvas Mount Rushmore - Keystone SD

Under Canvas Mount Rushmore

Enjoy stunning views of Mount Rushmore from your private luxury tent.Located on an original gold mining settlement, Under Canvas® is the best way to ...

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Washington Cabin - Keystone SD

Washington Cabin

You’ll be amazed at the breath-taking view of Mt. Rushmore and the surrounding Black Hills from inside and out of this beautiful air-conditioned...

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Baymont Inn and Suites of Keystone

Baymont Inn and Suites Keystone

Make yourself at home in our Baymont Inn & Suites Keystone hotel for panoramic views of Mount Rushmore National Memorial and easy access to the Cr...

K Bar S Lodge - Keystone SD

K Bar S Lodge

The K Bar S Lodge is the perfect mix of style and comfort. Secluded in the Beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, it is easily accessible and welc...


What to Do in Keystone

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is just three miles from Keystone. It is also a great place in the Black Hills to get Mount Rushmore souvenirs. The mile-long retail district offers a variety of restaurants and lots of souvenir shops. Watch homemade saltwater taffy being pulled, have an “Old Time” western family photo taken, or mingle with American presidents at the National Presidential Wax Museum. Keystone is home to the Rushmore Cave and Rush Mountain Adventure Park, the Alpine Slide at Rushmore Tramway Adventures and the 1880 Train.

National Presidential Wax Museum

Beneath the watchful gaze of Mount Rushmore in the beautiful Black Hills is the National Presidential Wax Museum. Visitors gain insight into our nation's democracy with over 100 life-size, realistic wax figures depicting our country's most iconic figures.

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