- The list below includes 71 free or cheap things to do in or near Keystone, South Dakota, including 52 different types of inexpensive activities like History Museums, Hiking Trails, Mini Golf and Bars.
- From Presidential Trail to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Keystone and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Rapid City, Custer, Hill City and Crazy Horse.
Located in Keystone, South Dakota, the Presidential Trail takes hikers up the base of Mount Rushmore, affording a tremendous view of its famous presidential sculptures. Hikers enjoy a low-incline trek under the watchful eye of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln.
Keystone, South Dakota is home to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, a national landmark whose fame is only surpassed by the Statue of Liberty. Mount Rushmore bears the carved likenesses of four Presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.
Visitors to Rushmore Cave in Keystone, South Dakota take part in a panoply of thrilling activities, including guided expeditions into the bowels of the cave. Other options include panning for gold, ziplining and an interactive 3-D first-person-shooter ride.
Named after a historic gold mine, Holy Terror Mini Golf, features 18 holes of golf that will take you up and down the side of a hill. Featuring a gold mine theme, the course, is surrounded by rushing waters, gold-flecked boulders, and pine trees at each challenging hole.
Located in Keystone, South Dakota, the 1880 Train Black Hills Central Railroad is a museum and tour firm dedicated to the romance of rail travel during the Gold Rush. Guests may browse exhibits at their leisure and purchase tickets to ride a refurbished 19th century steam locomotive.
Keystone is home to the Presidential Wax Museum, an impressive institution featuring life-size sculptures of all United States Presidents. The museum also has a restaurant called the Executive Order Grill and a mini-golf course.
Keystone, South Dakota is home to the Red Garter Saloon, a Wild West-inspired tavern, restaurant and dinner theater. Patrons enjoy live music, stand-up comedy and other lighthearted family-friendly entertainment during and after their meal.
The sculptor of Mount Rushmore, Gutzon Borglum, is the focus of the Gutzon Borglum Historical Center. Visitors learn about Borglum's life and work, including the painstaking process the artist underwent while designing and executing the Mount Rushmore design.