The Best of the Black Hills, with an Authentic Native American Experience
Visitors have been coming to the Black Hills for generations, with good reason. Nowhere else in the country contains a vast contrast of cultural heritage.
For many people, it is Mt. Rushmore that draws them to the area but there is so much more. On this unique tour we cover Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park Wildlife Loop Road and the beautiful vistas within the Black Hills (Paha Sapa), but a special moment is included.
A place within the Black Hills will be chosen for a deeper understanding of the land and the Lakota. This cultural tour makes sure that you receive a well rounded education of the past, and the people that call this place home. My XO Adventures brings storytelling and music to your experience in the Dakotas. A two hour lunch, storytelling, music and exchange makes this tour one-of-a-kind.
Mount Rushmore, our first stop, is where we accompany you the entire way, providing info on its creation and meaning. We spend time here at the Grand Overlook, Visitors Center and if you're up for it, take a short hike on the Presidential Trail Mt Rushmore for some incredible views.
Leaving the Memorial, we enjoy beautiful vistas of Iron Mountain Road and then Custer State Park. We enjoy a stop at the visitors center before venturing off via wildlife loop road to see the animals and hear stories from the sacred past of the Black Hills.
On the Wildlife Loop Road we'll likely see Bison (Buffalo), Pronghorn, Antelope, prairie dogs, Bighorn Sheep, Burros, and beautiful birds.
Custer State Park comprises 71,000 acres of the Black Hills and is full of granite peaks, wildlife, and adventure.
Once you've taken in all the beauty Custer State Park has to offer, we'll set up for our Native American Experience. Enjoy lunch, listen to the music, learn from the stories and open up to ask questions.
Once our Native American friend(s) depart, we're onto needle's eye tunnel. Said to be impossible to build, Needles Highway takes us directly through the Needle's Eye tunnel and Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park.
Stopping at Crazy Horse is possible if you like, and if open. After enjoying this tour you should feel as if you received a well rounded perspective of the Lakota Nation as well as the settlers who came after. This is our hope. The tours we offer are fun, exciting, educational and provide long lasting memories.
When you're looking for Guided Tours of the Black Hills, you've found a company and individuals that are passionate about this little slice of heaven.
After your tour with My XO Adventures keep in mind there are plenty of other great attractions in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Please visit our page, Discover the Black Hills to find out helpful tips, restaurant recommendations in Rapid City and additional information. We also have a page on the Wildlife of the Black Hills and Badlands, weather in the Black Hills and natural resources throughout Black Hills National Forest.