Animals & Wildlife Attractions | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota
  • Animals & Wildlife Attractions
    Animals & Wildlife Attractions

    Pet 'em, feed 'em, watch 'em...

Pet 'em, feed 'em, watch 'em... The Black Hills is home to a number of animal attractions that are perfect for the entire family.  See natual wildlife to exotic animals from reptiles to mammals, you're sure to be amazed.

  • Mountaintop Grille at Rushmore Tramway Adventures*

    Mountaintop Grille at Rushmore Tramway Adventures*

    (605) 666-4478
    203 Cemetery Rd
    Keystone, SD 57751

    Chairlift up to the ultimate in outdoor dining - every table has a view of Mt. Rushmore! Relax in a beautiful mountaintop garden with panoramic views, flowers, waterfalls. Savor mouth-watering burgers & brats, freshly grilled-to-order, ice-cold beer, nachos, ice cream.

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  • Alpine Slide at Rushmore Tramway Adventures*

    Alpine Slide at Rushmore Tramway Adventures*

    (605) 666-4478
    203 Cemetery Rd.
    Keystone, SD 57751

    Coast downhill for big thrills just 2 miles below Mt. Rushmore. Chairlift up to Gardens & Grille, & view NEW Zipline Tour action! Then grab a sled & cruise the Slide. Wheeled sleds with brakes offer full control of speed. Small kids ride with adults. For ages 2 to 102!

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  • Scenic Chairlift at Rushmore Tramway Adventures*

    Scenic Chairlift at Rushmore Tramway Adventures*

    (605) 666-4478
    203 Cemetery Rd.
    Keystone, SD 57751

    Glide up to a hilltop oasis & beautiful views of Mt. Rushmore.  Find fragrant flower gardens, walking paths, soothing waterfalls & the Mountaintop Grille. Every table affords a view of the famous faces & a peek at brand-new Zipline Tour action! Chairlift back or coast down the thrilling Alpine Slide.

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  • Aerial Adventure Park at Rushmore Tramway Adventures*

    Aerial Adventure Park at Rushmore Tramway Adventures*

    (605) 666-4478
    203 Cemetery Rd.
    Keystone, SD 57751

    Just 2 mi. below Mt. Rushmore awaits the ultimate in family fun. Traverse the treetops on suspended ropes, rings, ladders, bridges & ziplines. 8 varied courses offer 100+ obstacles in a 90-minute self-paced challenge of this floating jungle gym. Adjacent to Jump Tower, Alpine Slide & sensational NEW Zipline Tour!

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  • Zipline at Rushmore Tramway Adventures*

    Zipline at Rushmore Tramway Adventures*

    (605) 666-4478
    203 Cemetary Rd.
    Keystone, SD 57751

    Mind-blowing adventure just 2 miles below Mt. Rushmore. Get a harness on, pump your courage up, and fly down the breathtaking 800-ft. Zipline. Then test your nerve stepping off into mid-air on the adjacent 60-ft. Free-Fall Jump Tower. COMING 2017: over a mile of ziplining on sensational new Zipline Tour!

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D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery

D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery

(605) 642-7730
423 Hatchery Circle
Spearfish, SD 57783

Established in 1886, we're a U.S. Fish & Wildlife facility. We invite you to stop by to visit our free attraction! We have a museum, historic home, fisheries railcar, fish ponds and underwater viewing windows to see trout. Shop the store and feed the fish and ducks! Open daily late-May to late-Sept. Grounds open year-round. Free attraction.

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Custer State Park

Custer State Park

(800) 710-2267(605) 255-4515
13329 US Hwy 16
Custer, SD 57730

A world-class park featuring spectacular geological formations, three scenic drives & one of the nation's largest bison herds. Four mountain resort, eight campground, fishing, swimming, day & evening park programs. Visitor Centers & historic sites. Park entrance fee required. Open year round.

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Bear Country USA

Bear Country USA

(605) 343-2290
13820 S Hwy 16
Rapid City, SD 57702

From the comfort of your own vehicle, observe black bears, mountain lions, wolves, elk, & other North American wildlife in their natural environment. Take Babyland area where younger & smaller animals frolic in the outdoors & the grizzly bear roams.   Cub Grub Snack Shack. Bear's Den Gift Shop.

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Reptile Gardens

Reptile Gardens

(800) 335-0275(605) 342-5873
8955 S Hwy 16
Rapid City, SD 57702

Reptile Gardens is where you'll find the Guiness Book of World Records largest reptile zoo, stunning botanical gardens, tropical birds and orchids, beautiful minerals. Take a phot with one of our giant Aldabra tortoises or watch one of our wildlife shows and meet our baby gator, Fluffy. 

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Old MacDonalds Farm

Old MacDonalds Farm

(605) 737-4815
23691 Busted Five Court
Rapid City, SD 57702

Visit this family fun spot to enjoy your favorite farm animals. This beautiful farm offers pony & train rides for the kids, World class pig races. Hand feed, pet & even bottle feed some of the animals. Gift shop, playground, picnic area!

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Buffalo Safari Jeep Tours

Buffalo Safari Jeep Tours

(888) 875-0001
13389 Hwy 16A
Custer, SD 57730

Exciting off-road adventure deep into the wildlife herds! Your guide takes you on an unforgettable tour of the backcountry, where free roaming buffalo, burros, bighorn sheep, prairie dogs are within the 71,000 acres of the Park. Informative history lesson & secret scenic stops, too! 1.5 to 2 hours.

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Trout Haven Ranch

(605) 833-2571
13477 7-11 Rd.
Buffalo Gap, SD 57722

Excellent trout fishing, always biting! Everything furnished, and no license needed. Packed to go. You pay only for what you catch. We raise more than 1 million trout each year for stocking in ponds & streams in Canada & the USA. Open daily