One of the many attractions near Mt. Rushmore is Old MacDonald’s Petting Farm, a petting zoo just outside Rapid City. We learned about it from brochures in the KOA park. Sarah Michael wanted to check it out with one stipulation: She did not want to go anywhere near the turkeys.
The farm is great for kids. In addition to all the animals to see and pet they have a train ride, pig races, opportunities to bottle feed young animals, pony rides and lots more. The goats are funny, they have a high bridge they can climb up to and walk across.