Visit Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse & Custer State Park
Book a room with BEST WESTERN Golden Spike Inn on your next visit to South Dakota. We're only twenty minutes away from the world famous Mount Rushmore and 12 minutes away from the work-in-progress Crazy Horse Memorial.
We often accommodate guests in town seeking to capture their own snapshots of the four presidents. Don’t miss out on the visitor center, the Presidential Trail leading to close-up views of the mountain, and the Sculptor’s Studio, which features the original scale models from Mount Rushmore’s sculptor, Gutzon Borglum. You can further your experience with an audio-led or ranger-guided tour of the center and site grounds.
Only 12 minutes away, the Crazy Horse Memorial honors the legend of Crazy Horse with a monumental statue currently being sculpted into a mountain. Marvel at this 641ft by 563ft mountain carving, then visit the Indian Museum of North America, and Native American Cultural Center. Witness the story of the Native Americans from the area with art and preserved artifacts, including a large Indian tipi and a collection of tribal flags.
Finally, connect to nature with a visit to Custer State Park. Only an half an hour away, this 71,000-acre park is famous for its roaming bison, elk, bighorn sheep, and mountain lions. You can even feed the donkeys. Don’t miss the annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup in late September, or the Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival, which occurs simultaneously.
All of the nostalgia and vibrant fun of Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, and nearby Custer State Park will certainly require more than a day to explore. Book a stay with us at the BEST WESTERN Golden Spike Inn & Suites for a relaxing and comfortable stay. Start off your day on the right foot with the Deluxe Hot Breakfast, or perk up with a visit to our Seattle's Best Coffee Shop. Our on-site restaurant is open from mid-May through mid-October. Check out our indoor and outdoor pool – don't forget the hot tub! You'll find our free Wi-Fi to convenient if you've got a bit of work to complete or if you'd like to check in back home via Skype or similar media.