Mount Rushmore KOA at Palmer Gulch

Open April 28 - October 2

Reserve: 800-562-8503

Info: 605-574-2525


12620 Highway 244

Hill City, SD 57745

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Campground Events

Mt. Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch

Sep 3, 2017

Join us Labor Day weekend for the final big Rodeo of the season at Palmer Gulch. This series finale will conclude with the walk of champions and awards ceremony.

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2017 Polkapalooza Polka Fest

Sep 8, 2017, 4pm - 10pm

Palmer Gulch continues the tradition in 2017 with the areas only polka-fest. Drink great beer, eat great food and listen to two great polka bands. Admission is cheap and the beer is cold, join us!

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Local Area Events

Crazy Horse Memorial- Legends in Light

May 26 - Oct 1, 2017

A must see laser-light presentation. Shows nightly at dark.

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Mt. Rushmore Lighting Ceremony

May 26 - Sep 30, 2017

This program consists of a brief ranger talk, the “Freedom: America's Lasting Legacy” film and the lighting of the sculpture as the audience sings the National Anthem. Military and veterans may participate in a flag-folding ceremony.

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Wine, Brew and BBQ

Aug 25 - 26, 2017

Wine tasting, micro-brews and a Kansas City style sanction BBQ competition all in downtown Hill City.

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Crazy Horse & Korczak Night Blast

Sep 6, 2017, 5pm - 9pm

The second traditional night blast of the year is on September 6th. The blast honors the dual anniversaries of the 1877 death of Crazy Horse and of the 1908 birth of sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski.

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Hill City Quilt Show

Sep 9 - 10, 2017
Hill City, SD

More than 200 quilts will be showcased at this show. The show will be held 9a - 4p both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday features an evening dinner, trunk show and open mic Show-and-Tell. For more details, watch this website, see our facebook page or simply contact the Hill City Area Chamber of Commerce, 605.574.2368.

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Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup

Sep 29, 2017, 10am - 5pm

Feel the thunder and join the herd at the annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup. Watch cowboys and cowgirls as they roundup and drive the herd of approximately 1,300 buffalo (number of animals vary depending on rangeland conditions). Not only is the roundup a spectacular sight to see, it is also a critical management tool in maintaining a strong and healthy herd.

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5th Annual Fall Volksmarch

Oct 1, 2017

This autumn hike on Sunday, October 1 is held the same weekend as the Custer State Park Buffalo Round-Up. It is the public's second chance of the year to walk up the world's largest mountain carving in progress.

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Run Crazy Horse Marathon

Oct 7 - 8, 2017

The Run Crazy Horse Marathon events begin in the shadow of the world's largest mountain carving, Crazy Horse Memorial, and finishes in the heart of the Black Hills... Hill City, South Dakota.

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