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Dakota Tours

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Dakota Tours is located at 11750 Sturgis Road in Summerset, SD. We offer premier sightseeing tours, customized tours, nationwide charter service, convention and reunion groups, step-on guides and receptive services. Mount Rushmore National Memorial...more
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Rapid City, SD
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

They (Bus) picked us up in Keystone right on time. Our driver was Crystal. She was very knowledgeable of the region and gave us very good tips on what to see and do at the different stops. Although, she did call the bisons, buffalo. Ha...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Inspiration678159
Blackhills D, Guest Relations Manager at Dakota Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So good to hear from you! We have been offering seasonal sightseeing tours in the Black Hills for some time and appreciate your feedback to let us know we are including the attractions and timing that work. We will be sure to let Chrystle know...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our two week trip out west and it’s definitely worth seeing. IMO not a lot of time is needed to stop here. It’s very well kept. Love the Flags from every state in our country on display. I mean after all...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2018

My wife and I were camping in Deadwood, SD and decided to travel the 45 miles to Mount Rushmore . We have always assumed we would check out one of the great scenes of America so, we started the drive on somewhat of a dreary...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Richard G
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Very moving experience, particularly if you view the movie in the visitors center after viewing the spectacular carving and learn what they had to do in order to create this monument.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robert L
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We visited early one evening and were so struck by its beauty that we just stood and stared at the carvings for about 15 minutes, it’s well worth visiting the other exhibitions on the lower floors of the main building too.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alwaysonholiday2
Reviewed 11 October 2018

This bus tour (+our driver) gave us the opportunity to enjoy the majestic scenery & wildlife as well as the ability to snap many photos. Crazy Horse, Mt. Rushmore, and Custer State Park in a package deal. Our driver was so knowledgeable and gave us...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Larry B
Blackhills D, Guest Relations Manager at Dakota Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We appreciate your posting "well worth taking", bus tours do let you sit back and enjoy the scenery and learn some history and stories about the area that you would not have known otherwise. Thank you for posting your experience with Dakota Tours!

Reviewed 3 October 2018

I went on a road trip with my father and we enjoyed it. Parking is only $5/$10 for an entire year of access!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sham S
Reviewed 1 October 2018

I contracted with Dakota Tours for a bus to drive us on an 8 day tour of South Dakota, Montana Wyoming, Idaho and Utah. The bus met our group at the airport on time and from that moment on our bus driver, Paul, proved his...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JRAP2013
Blackhills D, Guest Relations Manager at Dakota Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thank you for submitting your group tour experience with Dakota Tours! It is wonderful to hear from those that charter an entire motorcoach from us for touring around the Black Hills of South Dakota, Little Big Horn Battlefield, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Tetons and Salt...More

Reviewed 25 September 2018

What an awesome tour. It was entertaining and educational. I would rate this a resounding 10. Bruce, our driver was very knowledgeable and personable. He had a lot of side notes which made tour more interesting. Another plus was that my wife or I did...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Blackhills D, Guest Relations Manager at Dakota Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your "awesome tour" review. Bruce is truly a wonderful driver and knowledgeable about the area. It is a seasonal sightseeing tour that we have offered for a number of years and it great to know we have found the right...More

Reviewed 19 September 2018

first the Mt. Rushmore bus tour started off at fort hays with (a very good )breakfast. we walked around took pictures its really cool, it looks like an old western town. than we boarded the bus, first stop Mt. Rushmore , than Custer state park,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank charlie r
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11 August 2018|
Response from Blackhills D | Property representative |
Hello, Most days we operate a 40 passenger coach, but tend to not fill every seat. Usually leave 3-4 open if a busy day. The average is around 25 to 32 passengers. The closest meeting location from that Comfort Suites... More
30 June 2018|
Response from Blackhills D | Property representative |
Hello, our motorcoach will have 3-4 steps to board with handrails along the side. You are welcome to store a wheelchair below in the luggage bay. The motorcoach does not have a lift. There is a cozy restroom on the... More
3 May 2017|
Response from Blackhills D | Property representative |
Hello, our Mount Rushmore and More tour for 2017 will begin for the season on May 25th and be offered daily thru August 4th. There is a blackout time frame of August 5-13 (Sturgis Motorcycle Rally). Then the tour will be... More