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.

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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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American Pines Cabins, Keystone SD

American Pines Cabins

OPEN ALL YEAR! Our Cabins are located 2 miles from downtown Keystone and 5 miles from Mt. Rushmore. There is lots of room for the kids to roam with Ba...

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Cabin 2 Elk Hollow - Freedom Ridge Cabins - Hill City SD

Freedom Ridge Cabins

All of our cabins are custom built and accented with log beams. Our custom log cabins are located on 4.6 acres surrounded by natural Black Hills beaut...

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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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Rustic Ridge Guest Cabins, Keystone SD

Rustic Ridge Guest Cabins

Our cozy log cabins are located on 2.3 acres of natural Black Hills beauty. They come furnished with kitchenettes, including dishes, utensils, refrige...

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Bonds Barn - Black Hills Retreats

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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Cabin 1 Mountain Goat Gulch - Creekside Country Resort - Hill City SD

Creekside Country Resort

Creekside Country Resort is a family owned and operated business which consists of seven cabins and a creek view cottage all with fireplaces and a mag...

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Double Diamond Ranch, Three Forks Junction (Highway 385 & 16)

Double Diamond Ranch

The Double Diamond Ranch is located near the junction of Hwy 16 and 385We are located in the "Heart of the Hills" close to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, ...

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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...

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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 Street a...

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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 thrill to the breath-taking view of Mt. Rushmore and the surrounding Black Hills from inside and out of this beautiful air-conditioned cabin ...

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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.

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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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