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Black Hills Open-Top-Tours: Tours & Tickets

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- BLACK HILLS #1 SAFARI STYLE TOURS - OPEN ALL YEAR - 7 DAYS A WEEK! Convertible-top vehicles ... open for sunny days/closed for inclement weather. View wildlife up-close and safely from inside our vehicles. Full-size Vans - SUV's - Handicap...more
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a delay in the tour due to snow but that just made the views all the better (although, walking the paths at the park was icy enough to make us really watch our step). Deanna took great care of us, filing us with...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Maureen70
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This company was truly amazing. Our guide Jeff was so knowledgeable and provided us with a wonderful experience. We loved the fact that it was a smaller venue than the larger “big bus” tours. We highly recommend Black Hills Tours Beth and Jim

Date of experience: October 2019
2  Thank Beth R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can not begin to tell you how amazing this tour was !!! Our guide Cody was just fantastic. We would have missed so many great things about the park if we went by ourselves. Absolutely worth every pennyMore

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Lori D
999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Lori - I'm very happy you enjoyed your Custer State Park tour. Currently there are 1,300 buffalo in the park and the Jeep provides an excellent platform for safely viewing up close. I will pass on your kind words to Cody. Thanks for taking...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our day trip private tour and appreciates Jeff, our guide. The experience was what we had hoped for and I recommend this company.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank JRTGRT
999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Gary - I'm glad you enjoyed your tour with Jeff. Thank you for taking time to review your tour. I hope you will find time to return someday and visit more of the Hills. Be Well - Rich

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide, Clay, picked us up promptly at 9 AM at the Rushmore Keystone motel..He was very knowledgeable about the area. We had an open top van which was fantastic as it allowed us to stand-up and view various things without having to get in...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank donaldf409
999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Donald - Thank you for taking time for your review. I'm very happy you enjoyed your tour with Clay. He is new with us this year and we are very fortunate to have him on our team. He will share information about the Black...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Imagine cowboys herding fourteen thousand buffalo over hills and plains into waiting corrals. Custer State Park does a super job with people crowd control, but plan to arrive early. Cars que up before 6 AM. A pancake breakfast is available in the viewing area. The...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank John M
999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Howdy John - I'm glad you enjoyed the 2019 Buffalo Roundup. This year they estimate 25,000 people came to view. Just seven years ago the crown set a record at 14,000 . . . it continues to grow. Thanks for taking time to comment. Be...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rich and his group went way out of their way to customize the private tour through Rushmore and Crazy Horse. One of our small group was celebrating a birthday. . I caked ahead and they had cupcakes for us. Jeff was our guide and could...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank panamlasvegas
999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi 'pan' - I'm very happy you enjoyed your 'birthday' tour with Jeff. He is great with trying to accomodate our guests when possible. I hope you have a chance to return and tour with Jeff to the Badlands . . . he is our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My two friends and I were very happy with our tour. Mike was an awesome guide and was very knowledgeable and personable. He went above and beyond to make sure we saw everything possible. It was great to have a driver through this area so...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Jean W
999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jean - Thank you for you kind review. I'm happy you all enjoyed your tour with Mike. I hope you get a chance to return to the Hills again to see the rest it has to offer. Thanks again. Be Well - Rich

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour bus came to our hotel to pick us up and was right on time. The driver (Larry) was very friendly and always kept us updated on what the next stop would be. He took us to pick out our own lunch and he...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank LightPacker536870
999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you LP for taking time for your review. I'm very pleased you enjoyed your tour with Larry. He is a local that knows the area and is willing to share. I will pass along your kind words. Thanks and Be Well - Rich

Reviewed 10 September 2019 via mobile

Our tour guide seemed unconcerned about his passengers. He couldn’t have cared less about “photo stops”. He seemed only concerned about the things he was interested in. The tour was boring! But the Badlands were amazing. We would love to come back and tour them...More

Thank vlawson58
999richw, Owner at Black Hills Open-Top-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2019

Hi V Lawson - I'm sorry you didnt enjoy your tour. "He couldn’t have cared less about “photo stops”." I spoke with your guide and he says he stopped for photos at our usual places and offered to make additional stops if requested (as is...More

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Response from nnnan | Reviewed this property |
We used the company on 2 different days. One day we did some sights and learned history around Rapid City, and then Mount Rushmore, the lower area of which is under construction that limits the events and has resulted in... More
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Hi - Yes we are, and we are also offering a 20% discount on any other tour you might book at the same time. Thanks Rich
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