The tour was wonderful from start to finish. Our pickup and drop off in Keystone was really convenient for our travels. You really get a lot for your money on the tour, every stop was fabulous. Wish I would have had a little more time at Crazy Horse, there is so much to see, take the $4.00 bus, to get a closer look at the monument and take some rocks home. The trip through Custer State Park was awesome, great to see buffalo and prairie dogs up close. Our driver, Bruce was amazing, narrating our tour while looking for wildlife, avoiding bicyclists, pedestrians, vehicles and animals on windy roads along the way. And then the trip through Iron Mountain Rd was a harrowing experience, but you can trust Bruce an excellent driver. We were in awe of his skills as as he made the pigtail turns and treks through the narrow granite tunnels to our last destination Mt Rushmore. We were given vouchers for meals included with our ticket. The buffalo stew was wonderful and it was great sitting with other travelers right under Mt Rushmore. And of course seeing Mt Rushmore is an experience every American should have. Don't forget to try Thomas Jefferson's ice cream while you're there. I would recommend this tour to everyone travelling to the Black Hills.
The coach picked us up at the location mentioned, on time and not in a hurry.
Bruce, the coach driver told us his name, and he said he would be with us all day.
As it turned out, he was Bruce 3/4 day. The company needed the coach in the later afternoon, so we had to be taken back to our starting points by a couple different vans. The company made it seamless.
Got to see Crazy Horse, Mt. Rushmore, and Custer National Park, and a voucher for lunch at Mt. Rushmore. Plenty of stops for convenience.
Bruce was able to paint a picture of the area that we would not have gotten on our own. All in all, it was a good way to start our stay in the area.
P.S. because Bruce toured us through downtown Rapid City, we went back to the downtown a couple of times and really enjoyed it.
The tour was wonderful. Bruce greeted me at my hotel and was very gracious throughout the entire trip. He was very knowledgeable about the sites and the entire area! The tour moves at a great pace and is finished by around 5PM. If you are looking for great stories while seeing some great historic sites this is the tour for you. I have to tip my hat to Bruce to for making sure there was a large herd of Buffalo on our tour of Custard State Park. I travel all over the country and world and highly recommend this trip especially if Bruce is the driver and tour guide!