This Mother’s Day, do something Mom won’t soon forget by reserving her a seat aboard the 1880 Train in Mount Rushmore. The 1880 Train is a completely restored authentic steam engine train that takes you on a beautiful trip through the Black Hills of South Dakota from Keystone to Hill City and back. On May 8, Mom will be treated like a queen as she enjoys champagne, a yummy treat, a delectable dessert and an Old West style shootout. Make sure to stop by the gift shop before or after your journey to buy Mom a Wooden Whistle or Solid Brass Christmas Ornament commemorating her special day. You can also make lodging reservations in Mount Rushmore as well.
While staying in Mount Rushmore, you will want to visit The Journey Museum for what is sure to be an eye-opening and educational experience. The Journey Museum tells the story of the people who first shaped the area’s history and the scientists who study the Western Great Plains region. You will have the opportunity to explore the past in a fascinating and interactive way at the Museum of Geology, Sioux Indian Museum and the Archaeological Research Center. There is also an extensive collection of Sioux arts and crafts within The Duhamel Collection of Native American Artifacts.
You won’t want to miss visiting the National Presidential Wax Museum in Keystone, South Dakota. The museum displays life-sized, life-like replicas of every one of the American presidents for a patriotic journey through our nation’s history. While you are there, stop by the gift shop, which is considered an attraction on its own. The store offers museum-quality souvenirs of everything presidential including a wide variety of collectibles, fine porcelain, sculptures and presidential china.