Mt. Rushmore's Washington Inn & Suites
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMt. Rushmore's Washington Inn & Suites Keystone
I would recommend staying there anytime, but be warned. The parking lot is very small and very tight in fitting the cars in. If you can't find a place, you will have to wait until after 10pm and park on the street.
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... ahead. The bus was about 5 miles from Hart Ranch on Hwy 79 when we hit the worst storm yet. The weather went from pouring rain to a deluge of hail. Visibility was an issue so the bus driver pulled over onto the shoulder of the road. The rain was pounding the roof so hard you could hardly hear anything else. When the rain ceased we saw the most beautiful rainbow. I tried in vain to ...
... The man behind the idea was Doane Robinson, his goal was to create an attraction that would draw people from all over the country - and there were definately a lot of people there! We thought it would be fairly quiet at 9am, but were mistaken as there was quite a crowd gathering.
We then went on to see the Crazy Horse Memorial. At first, this seemed like it was a spin-off of Mount Rushmore (it's still being carved out today), but then we found out what it was all about. Back ...
... decided that if it was still raining like this after the tour, we would wait for it to subside before heading back.
The tour itself was about 1.5 hours, and the cave was huge. It has something like 177 miles of passages that have been explored so far, and is mostly a very dry cave. Entrance is by elevator, and though there are about 725 steps, they are mostly down. It seemed odd to me that we could be traveling only down, but as we ...
... from the animals, we drove on a road that had tunnels that lined up with Mount Rushmore. We couldn't get any good pictures because there were too many cars on the road. But it was a really neat surprise as you are going through the tunnel to see the Presidents perfectly framed by the tunnel.
We were staying at the Powder House Lodge for this evening. The reason I am mentioning this ...
... were threatening rain and by noon, it was pouring! We ate lunch at our favorite little Hubcap Diner, hoping that the rain would cease by the time we were done. But no, it wasn't meant to be and after a group picture and short meeting we headed out, one by one, following the organizer who was driving a big Red Bull truck. There were 250 trikes registered online for this ...