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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Baymont Inn and Suites of Keystone

Baymont Inn and Suites Keystone

Located in Keystone, Baymont Inn and Suites of Keystone is in the historical district and close to Gutzon Borglum Historical Center, Big Thunder Gold ...

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...

Keystone Boardwalk Inn and Suites

Keystone Boardwalk Inn and Suites

Keystone Boardwalk Inn and Suites located in Keystone with easy walk to Keystone shopping; approx. two miles from Mt. Rushmore and 20 miles from R...

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Magnuson Grand Rushmore View  - Keystone SD

Magnuson Grand Rushmore View

All rooms are non-smoking. Clean, spacious rooms with hand-crafted pine log furniture. View of Mt. Rushmore from property with on-site restaurant...

Rushmore View Campground - Keystone SD

Rushmore View Campground

The Rushmore View Campground is located on Highway 16A, adjacent to the Rushmore View Motel, in Keystone, South Dakota. A view of Mount Rushmore is ...


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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