Mt. Rushmore's Washington Inn & Suites
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... br> The other highlight at Mt Rushmore was to meet the last remaining gentlemen who actually worked on creating the monument. He is currently 92 and spent 3 years drilling on the mountain face helping to create what we now see. He signed a book for Zoe and she got to take her picture with him. She now has a "first edition" of her own.
THEN we were off to the next adventure-the alpine slide! You must take a ski tram up to the top of the mountain ...
... where it really happened. We walked past both places, so I guess we covered that. It’s a cool town. I’ve heard it compared to Tombstone, but we used to live 20 minutes from Tombstone and they are really different to me. Tombstone is more like the southwest and this seems more like a wild west gambling town. They’re both really cool. We walked over to Mt. Moriah cemetery and saw the tombstones of Wild Bill ...
... etc. We drove through without stopping except for at crosswalks where the crowds surged from side to side buying stuff. Aways along the highway we came to Mount Rushmore. They wanted $11 just to park (and presumably go into an info centre explaining about the project). Since we could see it very clearly from the highway we just did a drive-by and headed over to the Crazy Horse monument.
... It was very good, and we ate it outdoors in the sun, then headed out for more sightseeing.
On our way to Mount Rushmore, in Keystone, we had seen a sign for Mini-Golf, so I asked Gerrit if he was interested in playing. He definitely was, so we stopped in Keystone at the Holy Terror MiniGolf course. It was a weird looking little course, going up and down a wooded hill, but it was a nice diversion, so the three of us decided to play.
... the result is finding a dinosaur park and an awesome view of Rapid City. We climb hogback ridge that divides the east from the west Rapid City and on top of the ridge are these massive dinosaur figures that were constructed in the late 1930's. Finally we kill enough time and its time for Bear Country!
We're first in line so we purchase our entry ticket and start our tour. We drive through the park filled with North ...
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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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