If you crave thrills, you have exciting news! The new Rushmore Mountain Coaster from Rush Mountain Adventure Park has made the Black Hills more thrilling. Let’s start this roller coaster if you’re ready!
What’s the Rushmore Mountain Coaster?
This new Rush Mountain Adventure Park experience at Rushmore Cave is not for the faint of heart. It promises an exhilarating ride from the early ascent to the high circuit’s stunning hairpin corners. Elevated courses offer mountain views and thrilling turns.
This mountain coaster employs contemporary technology as opposed to an alpine slope. Securely fastened to silent rails, single or double carriages travel across the mountain and through dense woodland. Carts must always be on the path to avoid accidents. For speed devils, these carts could go faster than 30 mph.
When to Visit
When is it best to experience the rush? The earliest morning! From the first weekend till December, the Rushmore Mountain Coaster is only open on weekends from 10 am to 4 pm. The coaster works in winter for cold-tolerant people. So watch for unusual winter happenings.
Best Deals and Packages
Ride wristbands are your passport to maximizing your visit. It gives you unrestricted access to the top attractions and lasts 24 hours after activation. Season Passes may be worth considering for frequent visitors.
The park is strategically located on South Dakota Hwy 40, between Hermosa and Keystone, SD. Though it might be slightly off the usual path, the drive to the park, approximately 5 miles down Hwy 40 from Keystone’s only stoplight, promises scenic beauty that makes the trip worthwhile.
Duration of Stay
Depending on your enthusiasm, a visit to Rush Mountain can span anywhere from 3-4 hours to an entire day. Make sure to allocate at least an hour for the guided cave tour and extra time to experience the various attractions and rides.
Prepping for Your Visit
Wear comfortable closed-toe shoes and carry a light jacket for the cave tour. While cameras are allowed to capture memories, there are certain restrictions on bags and personal items. It’s best to securely store them in your vehicle before starting your adventure.
Rush Mountain Adventure Park is a treasure trove of experiences in addition to the thrilling rides. It offers enjoyment, learning, and bonding experiences against the stunning Black Hills landscape.
If you’re not a fan of crowds, the shoulder seasons, which include March, April, September, and October, are ideal for a visit.
While the park does not demand reservations for its cave tours, arriving early, especially during peak times, is a good idea to ensure availability.
To wrap up, Rush Mountain Adventure Park is not just about rides; it’s about creating memories, experiencing nature, and learning along the way. So, grab your adventurous spirit and embark on a journey of a lifetime!