Reviews of Rushmore Cave (Park)

13622 SD-40, Keystone, SD 57751, United States Located in: Rush Mountain Adventure Park

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REVIEWS OF Rushmore Cave IN South Dakota

Brandi RedCloud

We went to Rushmore Cave for their Halloween special. It was so much fun. I wanted to see the cave again but we weren't able to, we had little kids with us and I couldn't imagine wrangling them thru there. We will go another time.

Scott Ames

We loved the cave tour. Our guide Joe was entertaining and informative. Tours leave on a regular basis and no reservations are required. There was only one other family on the tour so the tour felt personalized for us.

Nick Mueller

Our tour guide Kevin did an amazing job, it was a blast for young and old alike! He had an excellent sense of humor and was very knowledgeable about the cave. Pricing was acceptable, but we opted not to go on any rides due to time limitations.

j merrell


Trudy Kruse

Good tour but it's a real work out

Sara Patterson

Great cave, especially for beginners. Be prepared for over four hundred steps and yes, some are very steep and slippery. Our tour guide, Sawyer, did a great job!

Justin Johnson

Great tour on a hot day! The new amusement park is so much fun!

Andy Guymon

Awesome staff, and a ton of fun! The cave is fun but there is so much more. Highly recommend!

William Moericke

Spencer was awesome!


A very nice experience to have. There are multiple attractions that induce tons of fun and a sense of adventure at least for a long day.

Sheila Mussman

The caves / tour were great if you had not been to another cave before. We really wanted to see the wind caves in South Dakota but could not. So we settled for this. My boys are 9 and 12 and we have been to other caves. I would suggest to find something that is a little bit different than a regular cave. The tour guy Jake was very informative and educated, knowing a lot about the caves. Tours take off approximately every 20 minutes. I think our tour lasted around 45 minutes to an hour. Our group was pretty small. There was not a lot of questions.

Lily Rodriguez

The Rushmore Cave was a very enjoyable hour for me and my family. The cave maintains a constant 58 degrees, which is comfortable with a sweatshirt. Strongly recommend this adventure! :D

Travis Schweitzer

Loads of fun. Our cave guide Matt was terrific. Little pricey.

Belinda Long

I had a blast. Loved it

Jenna Lockman

The unlimited pass is well worth your money! We had a group of nine and we were able to keep everyone entertained all day!

Heidi Quinn

Pretty awesome cave. I like that it took a long time to get through it. We were moving almost the whole time. Great exercise! Felt like we really got our money's worth!

hamandcheez onrye

We had a pretty great time with the family on the rides. They offer a package deal for around 50 for an unlimited pass on all the rides and a 1 hour tour. We had already done the tour before so it would have been nice to have just an unlimited ride pass without the tour. One other complaint would be the lack of access for wheelchairs or for those that are older with limited walking. The pathway from the mountain coaster to the other activities is extremely steep and even difficult for our kids to traverse.

Emily Russo

My family really enjoyed our visit. We have been here multiple times. We find something exciting and new every time we visit. Our daughter is already begging to visit you again next summer.

Jose Obando

It's great but a its expensive.

Bryant De

Tha Cave is a marvelous wonder...

Cary Pederson

the guide was great can't wait to go back

Laura T

This is the cleanest amusement park I've ever been to. The staff is great and the facilities are very well maintained. We enjoyed the coaster, ropes course, games, and cave (the zipline line was a tad long, so we skipped it). The park may be on the pricey side, but it's worth it. Props to our tour guide Ethan. He was well informed, funny, and engaging. Great, family friendly fun!

Mauricio Molina

Very interesting.

Julie Otis

Kids had a blast. Parking is limited, had to walk steep steps to get there. Wait times were not to bad, prices are good. If you have fear of heights, this is not the place for you. There is more of coaster that you don't see until on coaster. The coaster does not go fast and there is a brake..if you want to go slower.

Sheldon Bonner


A Nony Mouse

Jana (cave tour guide) was very sweet and thorough. She made sure everyone was safe and accommodated.

Daisy Trent

It was fun. But i am dissapointed cause i wasnt able to ride the mountain coaster cause my son's hieght doesn't meet the requirement.

Hugh McCutchen III

Stopped here with my 15 year old daughter. The guide was very engaged and gave a good history of the cave. There are some nice stalactites and you get a very good feel for what it would be like to wiggle your way through a smaller …

Angelique Compton

So much fun

Duane Ritter

Great hike through the cave. There is a place on the tour where ladder climbing is required. Well lit areas. So much to see!

Marcus Gallegos

Are you looking for a great way to spend your day? I went only planning an hour our two and spent six plus hours feeling like a kid again! Everything thing here feels like it is designed to maximize your enjoyment, as well as keep you safe. I hate heights and the thought of being trapped underground. I was terrified at the thought of going here and yet am now so glad I didn't chicken out. Our cave guide, Rose, kept things interesting as well as made sure everyone felt welcome. There was staff wandering up on the Wingwalker course and again the feeling of welcoming and safety allowed for the release of any fear I had. This soon had me running through feats of balance I never would have attempted before. Overall, if you haven't been here yet then this is a must stop in the Hills that you need to see.

Bravo Bravo

An interesting place for children! Recommended!

Veronica Ann

We went on a day it rained and the rides and obstacle course was closed. Luckily we got to explore the cave tour all I can say was AWESOME!! My family loved it. The sun eventually came out and they opened the rides & obstacles.Wish they had one entrance fee it's a bit of an inconvenience to have to pay at every ride as It gets a bit pricey

Jeremy Mckeown

My family recently visited your park. It was awesome. The cave tour was 10 times what I expected. I believe our tour guides name was Matt. He made the experience that much better. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable but also hilarious. Thanx for the great time we will defenetly come back

Matthew Elhard

Family had a good time here. Nice friendly staff. The cave tour was fun and interesting. The roller coaster was fun.

David Newman

I had to duck a few times. But it was cool to see. I'd suggest bringing a sweater. It's a bit chilly

Kristal Hamm

Get the pass for the day. The kids love it and it will keep thier attention for hours. So mich fun.

Dont Worry About It

It's so great for families and has good deals and fun rides. They have a restaurant or like cafeteria with great food and ice cream that kids loveeeee.

Jeremy Waters

Highly recommend the roller coaster.

John Simpkins

Awesome place with lots to do!! Kids and I had a blast during the cave tour and the mountain coaster. Will be sure to visit again!

david ball

Clean, educational, and fun

Thiago Doherty Garcia

Impeccable establishment, with exceptionally fun rides for kids of all ages. The cave tour is fantastic. My 3-year-old and my 6-month old really enjoyed it!

Rosesue Reynolds

They didnt give a complete tour. Disappointed its just exercise.

Greg Mack

Cave tour was really good. Very cool stalagmites and stalactites. Tour guide was knowledgeable, accommodating to the entire group (young to old), and funny. May want a light jacket/sweatshirt as it is cool in the mine, 50-ish, and wear shoes with good traction. Our teenage kids rode the coaster once...had fun but weren't really interested in going a second time. I don't think I'd buy an all-day pass, didn't look like there was enough stuff to do to last all day, or make it cost effective.

beauty queen cortez

Was such a great place to be with family. We will be back again:)

Michelle Langstaff

We went to Rushmore Cave four years ago and I must say, I was so impressed with what they have done! We purchased the $50 all day pass and it was worth every penny with the great rides and 1 hour cave tour. The Mountain Coaster was a hit …

Jason G

The lady friend and I both did the 1 hour cave tour with Kevin and loved it. He was very entertaining and knowledgeable. The lady friend did the rollercoaster and had a blast on it. Would definitely come back here again.

Zeeza Rothermel

Great family fun!

Zachary White

Ashley on the cave tour was amazing and very was knowledgeable had a blast

mauricio hernandez

Hannah was a great tour guide. $50 wristband for unlimited rides no bad

Maria Sweeney

Great cave and awesome tour guide! Very knowledgeable and took time to answer questions! Joe did a great job, we would do it again!!!


If you're not claustrophobic, it's a great experience. Worth seeing once atleast.

Janice Gillespie

Jules with the glasses was wonderful!

Angie Hicks

First off the employees are very nice and worked hard. Went on the cave tour with probably 4 children under the age of 2. They whined and cried the entire time. There should be a minimum age for kids doing the cave tour. We also found that the girl that did our tour was very nice, but wasn’t very knowledgable about the cave and couldn’t answer questions. Also the hard hats with the flash lights (sold in the gift shop) that the kids were all wearing in the cave made it hard for my 40 year old eyes to see.


Good adventure for someone touring.

Martin Antholz

45, 10, 11 father and two sons did the zipline (they went together), cave tour (very interesting and some places were a little tight for 6'6" but definitely doable), and the coaster (boys each did several times on their own and was their favorite part!).

Dominic Mickelson

This was so much fun! Pricing can add up pretty quick for a family, but you will not be disappointed! Wish we bought unlimited pass because we could of easily done the roll coaster ride multiple times. Minor things to improve on such as where to start on the ropes course, lockers at the ropes course, and shade for those hot days.

Lori Pekarek

Super fun place!

Charles May

Cool, yes I mean cool 60 degrees tops. Lol

Michelle B

The cave tour was very informative and interesting thanks to our tour guide! I would recommend checking out the Rushmore cave.

MarcusNTallea Gallegos

So much fun!! Plan on spending most of the day there. The wrist band is definitely the way to go, well worth the money.

Sheldon Woods

Very cool, it's a little spendy

Matthew Valek

Take the cave tour. The guide was excellent and it was a very nice experience.

Jenny Searcey

Lots of fun, plan on spending a lot of time here

Robert Hopkins

Absolutely LOVED this tour. More than the other similar tours in the area, this one felt more like "being" in a cave. The walls are rough, narrow in places, natural, with paths that felt more part of the cave than a man-made experience. I fully recommend this as an experience not to miss, and look forward to taking some of their longer, more in-depth delves in the future.

Benjamin Whitmore

It is ok. Very touristy. The kids enjoyed the cave and the rides.

Maureen Erickson

My family said it was awesome. I waited in the gift shop. Very comfortable.

LaVern Story

great get away place

Sully Sullivan

Hannah our tour guide was amazing and energetic! Spent a wonder 4 hours there. Fun for kids and adults loved the cave tour.

Stephanie Schulte

So much fun!!!

Rachel Hufham

Went here on a whim, my group had a fantastic time. I would definitely recommend. The staff is friendly and informative. So much more than just the cave with the zip line, coaster, and 3D shooting. My group had a fantastic time and would love to see how the park grows over the next couple of years!

Kristi Girres

Tour guide was awesome! Has lots of formations to see

Rachel Ayers

Worth the stop! We had a great time! Thanks Sawyer!!!

Sadie Brown

We went for the cave tour. It was reasonably priced and very cool. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. They have some other very cool attractions there that we didn't try because we wanted to hike, but if we had an extra day I could see us spending a good portion of a day there. Very family friendly place.

Allison Eekhoff

Really awesome place!! But one suggestion... If you're at all afraid of heights, I wouldn't do the Wind Walker Course.


This place was insane! So many things to do, not just the cave. We did the cave and several other things, but we didn't do it all. The 4d ride was awesome, the chair bungee thing was exhilarating and the fun aerial area was great with a smaller one for little kids too. Biggest complaint is that they don't particularly explain well that this adventure is in no way for anyone with any injuries, arthritis or breathing difficulties. The parking lot is a huge hill, the walk up the hill to the entrance and then the never ending stairs to the cave, and then all the stairs in the cave. It's fun, and worth it, but make sure you are in shape, also to compensate for the altitude change, which I didn't think would be a big deal in SD, but it was!

Roy Thomas

Fun, entertaining and good family fun

Bethany Colyar

Kayden was awesome, the cave was so cool and and activities are a blast! Make this a part of your next trip.

Eric Griem

Great time. Good for families.


We’ve been to a lot of caves - good ones and dinky ones - this was a really good cave!! When we got to the park we were kinda skeptical about the price of the wristbands, but after spending four hours at the park all day - i’d Say it was worth every dime! We had 4 boys with us ages 9, 14, and two 16 year olds and then four adults - we all had a great time!!

Lynnette Muhich

This was a fun cave. It has over 400 steps, but they are in small groupings. Decent formations.

Steve Hoffman

Daily pass is worth it, cave and tour guide very good.

Pat Pianalto

Pretty disappointing. Cave is mostly dead, and tour guide just made stuff up. Wouldn't recommend.

kevin vining

Outstanding family fun!

Doug Lowe

We had a great visit to the cave today with Joe as our guide. He was super professional and very informative. He even chatted with our kids as we walked through the cave, which was welcomed for my wife and I, so we could focus on our …

Life a Little Differently

Lots of fun, amazing things to do and very well upkept! They paid a good attention to safety. The rides are fun for kids and adults, and the rope climbing area has a custom section for small kids! I gave 4 stars instead of 5 because if you …

Darlene Perkins

Rush Mountain Adventure Park and Rushmore Cave are experiences you don't want to miss ... something for ALL ages ... spectacular cave tours, exhilarating rollercoaster, heart pumping obstacle courses, breathtaking Soaring Eagle Zipline, and 7D game theater ... THEY HAVE IT ALL. We keep going back every season.

Tracy Byington

Kids loved all the fun. Great for families.

Guillermo Guevara

Worth the drive, kids absolutely loved it

Matt Hoppman

My kid loved this place it was fun

Mark Bursch

Lots of stairs and hills to walk up and down, but to be fair you are on the side of a hill. Very entertaining for kids and adults. Loved the 7-D shooting game.

I dream of Jesus

The cave tour was interesting and priced well for families. Our guide Sawyer was very informative and entertaining. There is also a mountain coaster, a zip line ride for 2, & an obstacle course. This is a great place for family fun!

Shannon Jensen

We had so much fun!!! Defintely worth the visit. The car ride from Rapid City to Rushmore Cave is beautiful! We loved the cave tour and the coaster!!! So fun.

Tennille K

First cave experience.. and it was GREAT!! Will definitely be going to check out more!

sheryl nelsen clarey

A little pricey.

Bonnie Schmitt

Awesome! Laney was a awesome tour guide

Nathanael Anderson

Ethan was a great tour guide. Beautiful place.

Grace Avery

Had a great time. Favorite employee was kad the tour guide of the cavern. Any one thinking of going, go!

Travis Quiroz

This is a great place to eat up some free time. The cave tour is good. The rides are worth the price.

Timothy Dodd

Extremely friendly staff, our tour guide Taylor was delightful, friendly and knowledgeable. The cave is impressive, although not the biggest around, it is still very enjoyable. The property is very clean and well maintained. We didn't do …

Dustin Glenn

A little out of they way, but not to bad. Kids loved the coaster. Wish we had more time to spend here because you could spend hours having fun.

Terry Coleman

The guide went so fast I missed hearing everything about the cave. He continued to move on once we caught up. The times when I was there with the rest of the group, he was goofy and talked about a monster being behind the big trash can. I thought that was not funny at all. I was there to see and learn. Not to hear someone be totally goofy. The other kids asked about our experience and were letting us know they dont act like that normally and were sorry our guide did that to all of us. We bought alot of tickets and some wrist bands for the rides. I would reccommend onky if you let them know in advance you're there to learn and see this gas not to constantly keep walking without taking the time to snap at least one or two photos.

Matthew McDonnell

Joe, our tour guide, did an amazing job! I loved the history and preservation strategy for the caves. It was the perfect length, temperature, and mix of tight squeezes and open rooms.

Tallea Gallegos

This was an amazing place that we spent hours of fun at.

Steve Brown

Great cave

Cody Halle

Amazing! I've never been till today, and I enjoyed everything they offered! Best part, hands down was the roller coaster!!

Megan S

We had such an amazing experience here. The little ones were entertained the whole day and passed out as soon as we got back to the hotel.

Sarah Davis

An hour long cave tour? Yes please!

Alex Miller

Loved it. Very time consuming, the coaster is super fun. The cave is tight but very interesting and cool to see. Also the tour guides are hilarious and are always cracking jokes.

Joseph Hernandez

Great fun for the family loved all the rides Zip Line , Mountian Coaster every ride was exciting and fun the whole family loved it. Give this place a 5 Star.


I had a blast going here. It was a great cave tour with alot of information. My guide was very nice and knew all the answers. Dont touch the walls so we can preserve these caves. I recommend getting to coaster/cave tour deal. The coaster was really fun too

Todd Clauson

Fun times. The night cave tour was fun.

Gary Hoppe

Loved this place as a kid and had to bring my kids. They loved it. Funny, as a kid, it seemed bigger.

Wijdan Tawfiq

It is very fun place to visit with family. In addtion to the cave, it has Zipline, 7D theater, and roller coaster.

Val Zezulka

Excellent experience, as always!

Oliver Stubbs

Very enjoyable day doing a cave tour and ride on the mountain coaster! The cave walking tour has some impressive rooms filled with stalactites at the end. The mountain coaster was more fun than it looked!

Steven Smith

I got a coaster ride and a tour through the cave. The coaster was a blast. I definitely recommend the cave tour with Janna, she is great with little kids and makes the tour very exciting.

Matthew S

Tons of fun, but call ahead for prices. Braclets are expensive but worth it. Cave tour is a bit of a snooze fest, skip it for 40 more coster runs!

Chris Getty

Well worth the time and money.

Nick Smith

We went through the cave today at 4:00 and we had the best tour guide I ever had. I believe her name was Jenna I don’t know if the spelling is right, but she was awesome. She was great with the little kids and she was super energetic. ps: she was really pretty

Egor Shmakov.

Great adventure Park. Recommend for everyone. You and you children can have a lot of fun.

Vicki Hansen

Loved it! 4.5 stars Fun for the whole family. Some of the summer staff at the aerial course left something to be desired with comments about personal appearances in our group, but otherwise a great time. Cave tour staff was very knowledgeable and made the experience fun.

Alicia Braulick-Zamfir

We had a wonderful tour of this beautiful cave today. The young lady ( I can't remember her name) was so friendly and knowledgeable. My husband and I were the only ones in the tour so it felt very personable. I would definitely recommend the cave tour. Many parts were absolutely stunning and you are able to get amazing pictures.

Travis Hill

The most "bang for your buck" family experience in Rapid City!

Jason Cautrell

Had a great time there! Coasters were a thrill! Cave was very interesting and beautiful. Wristbands were a great value and the staff were very nice and helpful.

Matt Galas

What a great experience! We ended up spending most of the day here using the unlimited wristband. The kids (11,8,5) all loved every part... we probably rode the coaster 10+ times, did the challenge park for over an hour, the zipline 2-3 times each, the 7D game a handful of times and the cave midday was a great cool break (Hannah was a great guide!). Lunch at the snack shop was good too, and not overpriced like most places. Very clean, great place and young fun staff. The ONLY downside we experienced is they didn't have any drinking fountains?!

Cindy Millett

Awesome cave, great history. Our guide Matt was knowledgeable & entertaining!

Kathryn Young

We were not sure what to expect when we arrived. The rides are unique, our son loved the coaster a lot. We all loved the cave tour.

Matthew Krueger

Really cool cave and fun rides

Kyla R Davis

AMAZING!! We had a wonderful tour of the cave by Hannah and the rides were all super fun.

Hunter Stiles

I had so much fun the cave tour is awesome and all the other attractions were a blast Sawer the tour guide was AWESOME!. Definitely recommend this to anyone visiting the black hills!

Kristy Nelson

My 3 grandson's Loved it and it's a great break on a long road trip and their aged 13, 11 & 9 plus grandpa had fun doing the same thing

Michelle Main

Natural wonders are incredible. The rides are fun.

leah schulz

This is not a family friendly cave tour and I would not recommend for children under 6. It was very clear from the very start that Matt, our tour guide had little patience for small children on his tour. I can appreciate being asked if we feel the tour is inappropriate for our 3 year old due to how much talking there is on the tour, and the offer that we can leave the tour at any time and our money be refunded, but customer service is all about the tone and how you speak to people, and I felt he had very little tact in the tone of his voice. It came across as frustration, and my interpretation, it was due to him asking us questions and talking quietly while he was talking. Again, it was not the fact that the question was asked, multiple times, it came down to the tone used. I would recommend putting something in your advertising about suggested ages, and not having it on your signs out front that baby front carriers are permitted. If our toddler asking questions quietly while we hung way back with him so the rest of the tour wouldn’t be disturbed or his train of though affected, I cannot imagine what the reaction to a baby babbling the whole tour would have been. I would highly recommend Crystal Caverns! We were there the day previous and had no issues with our 5 and 3 year old on that tour. They were super friendly and made the mining part extremely fun for our boys.

Chris Novak

The cave tour is well worth the money. Jewels was our guide and she was knowledgeable, funny and was great with kids. I will come back.

Thomas McEwen

Nice cave and nice guide. Lots to do there also. Had a really good time.

Juni Cohen

Very cool.would 10/10 do it again.beware the crush a penny machine is a buck not fifty cents the penny.

Josh Richardson

We've visited several times over the years and have always enjoyed coming to the Rushmore Cave. The cave itself is amazing and the guides do a fantastic job. Would definitely recommend!!

Tammy Gilbertson

Amazing!! Still one of my favorite attractions in the Black Hills!

Kyle Williamson

Staff was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Everything was clean. Rides were fantastic. Kids ages 4 thru 8 had a great time. Highly recommend. We will come back.

Ken Kislowski

Nice coaster

Regina Jardee

The cave were an awesome sight and guide was entertaining

Janet Hernandez

Spencer was an incredible tour guide in the cave! Very knowledgeable, friendly, and handled my daughter's seizure in the cave like a pro.

Brittany King

Cassie was wondeful!

Aj Ellingson

Great place to take the family.

Jack Batson

Much better than expected. Plenty of tourist traps in the area, this is not one of them!

Ashley Alsup

Fun for whole family! We really enjoyed the ropes course and mountain coaster

Stefanie Williamson

This was a super neat experience. The hike up the hill was refreshing. The attractions were fun, the kids really enjoyed them. We toured the cave. While our cave expert was a bit short tempered, we had a great time. We have been in caves like this on other adventures, I didn't know South Dakota had a gem like this. It was nice to have a guide to share the unique history and to point out little hidden details. Very educational! Before we left, we had to get a bag of dirt to pan for germs. This, I think, was one of the kid's favorite parts.

Gary Steiger

Cool place to visit and priced right

bobby tucker


Buffy Logsdon

Bought all day wristbands and everyone had a blast. Food was a bit pricey so maybe pack a lunch and stay all day!

Jordan Gardner

Highly recommend visiting! There is something for everybody to enjoy here at Rush Mountain. We shot the zombies in the 7d video experience last time and had to go back for the werewolves this time! To our surprise they had added a mountain coaster which is an ABSOLUTE MUST DO, so much fun with a fast, exhilarating ride down the mountain with beautiful views along the way. The facilities are immaculate and they are constantly adding new attractions, I suggest stopping on your next trio to the black hills!

Becca Algozzino

Had a fantastic time on our cave tour! Our tour guide was full of fun knowledge!

Presstpm Gabel

Simply awesome for family fun!

Bobby Thom

Way fun

Tina Strickland

Great fun and everyone is so polite and nice. Our family had a great time there!!

Paula Morrow

Went on the coasters today. Was a little worried about the speed and corners. Good thing we went down twice. The first time, we got a feel for it and the second time we all went down without breaks. It was fun for all of us..10 yrs-34 yrs old. Can't wait to go back and do it again and check out the cave next time. Great staff too.

Ramon Barajas

This place was awesome. Cassie gave a great tour.

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