Presidents Alpine Slide
Rushmore Tramway, Keystone, SD, USA
www.rushmorealpineslide.com - (605) 666-4478
Presidents Alpine Slide Keystone Reviews
Great family fun Feb 22, 2011
This is a great family attraction, I went on my own the first time but the second time I went with friends (yes, it's good enough to go twice!)
You take a ski lift up to the top of the slide where there are beautiful gardens and a burger shack type area. There's also a viewing veranda where you get a great view of Mount Rushmore further up the mountain.
Obviously the best bit is getting on the karts and going down the huge slide! There's a slow lane and a fast lane and young children are able to ride with a parent. The first time I went in the slow lane but the second time I went in the fast lane! You control your own speed and the breaks so it's completely up to you to make it the experience you want it to be.
The only down side is that sometimes if you get stuck behind terrified kids you end up going at a snail pace and it does ruin the experience a little. Check out the queue in front of you and make sure you get behind people you think will cope!
I did have friends that went a little wild and tried going down the whole thing at full speed. Inevitably they flew off and got bad friction burns all over their bodies but you do sign a form before you start stating that you a reliable for your own safety etc etc
Definitely a good activity for entertainment and it's right next to the helicopter tour landing pad so you can even watch helicopters land and take off again!
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