Events and Calendar

Every vacation season, there are dozens of events at our Mount Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch and around the Black Hills that inspire, excite and engage travelers to the area. As you consider your South Dakota getaway, check out our list of events and note in your travel calendar the dates that catch your eye.

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August 2016
Sturgis

76th Anniversary Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

August 8 - August 14
Mt Rushmore Resort,
12620 SD-244
Hill City, SD 57745 United States

Stay at MT. Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch during your trip to enjoy the 76th Anniversary Sturgis Motorcycle Rally!

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Rodeo

Mount Rushmore Rodeo

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mt Rushmore Resort,
12620 SD-244
Hill City, SD 57745 United States

Mount Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch is home to Mount Rushmore Lodge and Mount Rushmore KOA. And now it’s home to the Mount Rushmore Rodeo. This is the first rodeo series presented by the resort, and officials expect that visitors to the area and locals looking for entertainment in the great outdoors will enjoy the action.

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2012, 41125, Mount Rushmore KOA, Hill City, SD, Mount Rushmore, Outdoor,

National Park Service Centennial Free admission to U.S. parks

August 25 - August 28
Mt Rushmore Resort,
12620 SD-244
Hill City, SD 57745 United States
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Come stay at Mount Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch while you enjoy the Mount Rushmore National Memorial for free while celebrating the National Park Service Centennial!

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September 2016
Custer / Mt. Rushmore KOA, 41107, Outdoor, crazy horse,

Night Blast at Crazy Horse Memorial

September 6
Mt Rushmore Resort,
12620 SD-244
Hill City, SD 57745 United States

Don't miss this awesome event as spectacular ceremonial blasts light up the mountain with incredible fireballs and specially designed pyrotechnical features. Mount Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch is the perfect home base to experience this event!

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Black Hills Polkapalooza

September 9 - September 10
Mt Rushmore Resort,
12620 SD-244
Hill City, SD 57745 United States

Hosted by the Mount Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch, home to Mount Rushmore KOA and Mount Rushmore Lodge, Polkapalooza is a summertime favorite for traveler and locals alike. At only $5 per person per night for admission, Polkapalooza is a bargain. On Friday night, sample some authentic German food and drink. Then show off your dancing moves. Then come back for Day 2 of this Friday-Saturday celebration, Sept. 9-10, 2016. Learn more

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October 2016
Marathon

Run Crazy Horse Marathon / Hill City (Sponsored by Mount Ruhsmore Lodge)

October 9
Mt Rushmore Resort,
12620 SD-244
Hill City, SD 57745 United States

Stay at Mount Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch while you participate in this great event!

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