Make your South Dakota overnight an unforgettable experience in the new Wagons at Rushmore

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The Wagons at Rushmore Shadows

The Wagons at Rushmore Shadows offer a One of A Kind Western Experience, a feeling that you’ve stepped straight into the past, and the amenities of today. Our Luxury Conestoga Wagon Rentals can sleep 4-6 with king sized bed and either 1 or 2 Sets of Bunkbeds. The rustic style bathroom offers two showers and two bathroom facilities. Linens are kindly provided by the host. Guests will receive complimentary coffee and one free bag of popcorn per guest, and there is a fully stocked convenience store on the property. 

Although guests will feel as though they have been transported back to the Old West, they will still have access to a multitude of modern shared amenities. The property features a swimming pool, a sand volleyball court, free bicycle rentals and mini-golf, and two playgrounds for guest’s use. There are hiking trails on the property for guests to explore, as well as a hot tub. Not to mention each guest will be offered special western packages available upon booking to local favorite attractions, a cowboy hotdog dinner, the cowboy Instagram package and more.

To contract with The Wagons at Rushmore Shadow contact Gina Rose at 800-231-0425 ext 7845 or  


South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks turns 100

We invite your travel clients to get out and enjoy the great outdoors in South Dakota! Throughout 2018 and 2019, the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks will be celebrating “100 Years of Tradition.” In 1918, South Dakota established its first pheasant hunting season, which was held in Spink County in 1919. Also in 1919, Custer State Park was named the first official state park. In South Dakota, we’re so proud of our outdoor recreational traditions that over the next two years we will highlight those traditions



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Unique Experiences

Sioux Falls Food Tours – Sioux Falls
An ITMI Certified Tour Director Jenna Aukerman creates customized culinary tours within the Sioux Falls area. Groups of 2-20+ welcome to experience Taste of Downtown, Brewer’s Row, or Insider’s Guide Downtown Walking Tour + Aperitivo and many more.


National Music Museum – Vermillion
The National Music Museum on the campus of the University of South Dakota houses more than 15,000 rare musical instruments. It has been called a “National Treasure” for its excellence in preservation and eclectic holdings. There are masterpieces by Stradivari, the world’s oldest cello, saxophones created by Adolphe Sax, and iconic guitars from Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and B.B. King. 


Black Hills Helicopters – Keystone
A new business showcasing scenic helicopter tours of Mount Rushmore, Black Elk Peak, Sylvan Lake, Custer State Park and Crazy Horse will be opening summer of 2018. 



Upcoming Major Events

April 6-7 Forks, Corks & Kegs | DEADWOOD

June 1-3 Fort Sisseton Historical Festival | LAKE CITY

June 2-3, September 30 70th Anniversary of Crazy Horse Memorial Volksmarch | CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL

June 3 – Aug 11 50th Annual Red Cloud Indian Art Show | PINE RIDGE

June 9 & 24; August 8 & 18; September 2 Mount Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch | HILL CITY

June 15-16 Wild Bill Days | DEADWOOD

June 15-16 Czech Days | TABOR

July 3-4 Mount Rushmore National Memorial Independence Day Celebration | KEYSTONE

July 6-8, 13-15, 20-22 Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant | DE SMET

July 17-22 Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo | MITCHELL

July 20-21 Sioux Falls Jazzfest | SIOUX FALLS

July 24-28 Days of ‘76 Rodeo & Parades | DEADWOOD

South Dakota Department of Tourism
711 E. Wells Avenue, Dolly Reed Plaza
Pierre, SD 57501