Come enjoy a Black Hills’ destination that has it all - no matter what your age, this attraction truly offers a special experience for everyone. Whether you are an adventurous youngster (or just “young at heart”) looking for a thrilling alpine slide ride, or a sightseer looking for a relaxing ride to a beautiful lunch location, this is the place for you.
All guests ride the scenic chairlift up to the park area at its summit. There, you can stroll along the flower-lined pathways, view Mt. Rushmore, and enjoy a burger and a beer at our outdoor Grille.
The chairlift carries guests smoothly back to street level, or the alpine slide offers a rush of excitement for your return. The Alpine Slide consists of two tracks, each 2000 feet in length, which you descend at your own pace in a wheeled sled that is equipped with a brake. Test your grit and take a speedy slide down, or meander down in a slow and easy fashion - it’s up to you!
Whatever form of “fun” you’re looking for, you’ll find it here - and you’ll leave with wonderful memories.
This is a ride that will make anybody leave with a huge smile on their face! Each person controls the speed of his/her own ride and small children can ride with adults- so, whether young or old, everyone is capable of enjoying this experience. Those seeking a truly wild ride can go at a faster pace for action-packed excitement on the dips and high-banked turns. Alternatively you can opt to take a slow and easy ride down through the beautiful terrain.
Our impressive menu features a variety of delicious entrees, drinks and desserts that includes:
- Mouth-watering grilled hamburgers (beef or buffalo)
- Plenty of kid-friendly options
- Beer and soda
- A full assortment of ice cream flavors
Once you've eaten your fill, you'll find plenty of Mount Rushmore attractions that you can do to work off the calories. Take a leisurely stroll through our expansive flower gardens, or get your heart pumping on the 2000 ft. alpine slide.
Enjoy the great outdoors by treating yourself to a smooth, relaxing ride on the scenic Tramway Chairlift. You’ll glide up through the fragrant Ponderosa pines to the prettiest hilltop in the Black Hills. There you’ll find a large and beautiful park area, with waterfalls, walking paths and a special view of Mt. Rushmore across the valley. Also located in the park area is our rustic outdoor café, where sandwiches are grilled to order while you relax in the shade, enjoying the thousands of flowers scattered among the granite rock formations.
Guests may relax in the park area as long as they wish, returning to the chairlift deck when ready to descend. Riding the chairlift back to street level affords a unique view of the town of Keystone below, and also a bird’s eye view of the alpine slide action going on below the chairlift. (Remember: a second option is to ride down the alpine slide rather than chairlifting to the bottom.)
Mountain Top Park
The summit of Rushmore Tramway is a destination in itself. As you exit the chairlift, you’ll find various viewing decks from which to see panoramic views of Mount Rushmore, the town of Keystone, and the encircling Black Hills scenery. Enhancing the natural beauty of the park area are two waterfalls and thousands of flowers, tucked in among the granite rock formations found throughout. Lawn areas and benches placed in the shade of the towering pines complete the feeling of having arrived at a mountaintop oasis. “So peaceful” is the term our guests most often use.
Offering a delicious menu at prices any family on a vacation budget can afford! Eat, Drink, and relax with a spectacular view of Mt. Rushmore.
Graveled walking paths lead to the rustic outdoor café and its adjacent covered dining area; both have spacious decks adorned with hanging flower baskets, and offering tables with the beautiful view of Mt. Rushmore just across the valley. More tables are placed throughout the garden area for a tranquil dining experience. It’s the perfect setting for enjoying a meal, ice cream or a cool drink; it’s also a great location for group or corporate parties, birthday picnics and family reunions. Relax as long as you wish before strolling back to the chairlift deck for the tram ride back down (or for a ride on the exciting alpine slide).
For those of you who can’t get enough of Rushmore Tramway Adventures, we’re now offering the Aerial Park Season Pass! With unlimited climbing, daily buddy passes, and countless other discounts, there’s simply no reason not to spend your summer climbing with us!
What’s Included? We’ll lay it all out for you:
- Unlimited climbing in the Aerial Adventure Park all season
- Daily Buddy Passes
- 20% off Alpine Slide tickets
- 20% off GoPro rentals
- 10% off on food at the Mountain-Top Grille
- 10% off all Gift Shop Merchandise
What’s a Buddy Pass you ask? A Buddy Pass is a ticket that’s given to the season pass holder every day you come climb with us. It’s good for 25% off the ticket price of one Aerial Adventure Park ticket for one of your friends. That way you never have to climb alone. It’s our way of saying “Thank you” to all of our loyal friends and guests.