If you’re looking for fun and adventure during your time in the Black Hills, be sure and check out Rush Mountain Adventure Park, located just 7.5 miles from the Powder House Lodge and Restaurant in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota.
Rush Mountain, possibly best known as being home to Rushmore Cave, is located less than 10 miles from Mount Rushmore, and is the closest cave to the monument. Rushmore Cave has had visitors exploring its tunnels and passages since the 1870’s. However, it was in the 1950s that it truly started becoming the attraction it is today as tours were given 24 hours a day by kerosene lanterns. As time passed, improvements were made with cement stairways and the inclusion of electric lights.
Today, the cave offers tours on a constant, rotating basis throughout the summer. Tours last approximately 1 hour and are considered moderately strenuous as there are several stairs, but there is plenty of breaks and stopping along the way as you make your way through the Post Office, the Floral Room, and the Big Room.
Once you are done with the cave tour, head over to the Soaring Eagle Zip Line. This family-friendly attraction allows you to soar down the 630 foot suspended cable on side by side seats, before being pulled back up to the top. Afraid of heights and don’t want to go through the hassles of getting in a harness? Not a problem, as you sit in formed seats before being buckled in and they send you on your way.
The fun doesn’t end there though. Meander a little further and you will find the Gunslinger 7-D Theater. This interactive multi-sensory attraction is great for all ages as you feel the seat move, and the wind in your hair. They currently have 3 different games/options with “Los Banditos” being a fan favorite. For the older kids, and fans of The Walking Dead don’t leave without doing the “Zombies” as well, it’s our personal favorite.
New in the fall of 2016 is the Rushmore Mountain Coaster. This Mountain Coaster features 1 or 2 person carts securely attached to rails that twist and turn their way through the trees and mountainside reaching speeds up to 30 mph. Don’t worry though, the rider controls his or her speed on this exciting new ride. This great attraction is fun for all ages and is a ride you won’t soon forget.
Rush Mountain Adventure Park truly does offer “Fun on All Levels,” and to help you get the full Rush Mountain experience, we have teamed up with them to offer guests who stay at one of our cabins near Mount Rushmore an exclusive deal on All-Day Wristbands.
When you book directly through our website, you’ll get an All-Day Wristband for the low cost of $37.50 for adults and $33.50 for kids. That’s a savings of 25% as the normal adult wristband is $50.00 and kids are $45.00. These passes are good for one cave tour and unlimited rides on the Soaring Eagle Zip Line, Gunslinger 7-D Theater, and the new Rushmore Mountain Coaster!
Simply add them to your reservation during the booking process and we will take care of the rest.
Wristbands must pre-purchased when you book your initial reservations, they cannot be added or purchased at check-in or any time during your stay. Limit one wristband per person per room, based on maximum occupancy of room. Wristband valid only during dates of your reservation at the Powder House Lodge.
The Powder House Lodge and Rush Mountain Adventure Park are not responsible for accidents or closures to attractions/rides due to weather or maintenance. Cannot be combined with other offers. All rights reserved. Additional T’s and C’s may apply.
Journey through the cave on our scenic walking tour through Rushmore Cave. Guided tours leave approximately every 20 minutes.
Ages 13+ $16
Ages 5-12 $10
Ages 4 and under – FREE
RUSHMORE MOUNTAIN COASTER TICKET
Try the Black Hills’ newest thrill ride, the Rushmore Mountain Coaster. Travel 3800 feet through twists and curves, through the trees with beautiful views of the Black Hills’ scenery, it’s part thrill ride and part scenic cruise. Ride alone or with a buddy. Carts have seatbelts, electronic proximity brakes and hand brakes for outstanding safety.
Driver – Over 54″ tall $15, per person per ride
Passenger – 38″ – 54″ tall $10, per passenger per ride
- You must be taller than 54″ to ride the Coaster alone.
- You must be at least 16 years old to carry a passenger
- Riders must be at least 38″ tall AND at least 3 years old
- With two riders, the front rider must be at least a head-height shorter than the driver
- Both riders must have a wristband or ticket.
- Max combined weight 375 lbs
SOARING EAGLE ZIP RIDE – GUNSLINGER 7D INTERACTIVE RIDE
$10 per person, per ride
Soaring Eagle Zipline Ride
- Prices are per person per ride.
- Must be 42” tall to ride.
- Maximum weight cannot exceed 450lbs.
- Zipline will close during high wind or lightning.
Gunslinger 7D Interactive Dark Ride
Choose between 3 different ride movies – Los Banditos, Gigamon, and Zombies (Rated TEEN). Must be 42” tall to ride.