Starting August 19, the Central States Fair will be taking place in Rapid City, South Dakota, just 24 miles from Mount Rushmore. The fair doesn’t end until August 28, so you have plenty of time to see what it’s all about. There’s going to be racing, concerts, rodeos, and more! You can get a pass and ride all the heart-stopping thrill rides, or pig out on corn dogs, funnel cakes, and other classic fair foods. You don’t want to miss this incredible event and you’ll want more than one day to experience everything here, so make your reservations for a stay in a Greater Mount Rushmore hotel and while you’re at it think about adding some more fun to the trip with these outstanding activities!
The Old West is alive again with the Flying T Chuckwagon Supper and Show, making your Mount Rushmore experience better than ever. You’ll enjoy a show filled with fantastic performers and country entertainment combined with a cowboy feast that includes grilled chicken, roast beef, and more.
Add to your Greater Mount Rushmore vacation with a time at Holy Terror Mini Golf in Keystone, SD. Eighteen crazy holes of miniature golf await you amidst pine trees, beautiful slopes, running streams and all the other golf hazards. You’ll feel as though you’re in a golf course built around a South Dakota gold mine. Sounds like a lot of fun!
For future scientists, dinosaur fanatics, and those simply looking for something larger than life, the Mammoth Site of Hot Springs is a must see attraction. Home to an actual paleontology lab and dig site, the Mammoth Site of Hot Springs will show you what it really takes to unearth the mysterious of our past, as well as provide in depth information on the powerful mammoth. From the dig site to the museum exhibit, you’ll experience the full range of what it takes to bring the past back to life.