Keystone is a town in the Black Hills
region of Pennington County
, South Dakota
, United States
. The population was 337 at the 2010 census. It had its origins in 1883 as a mining town, and has since transformed itself into a resort town, serving the needs of the millions of visitors to Mount Rushmore National Memorial
, which is located just beyond city limits. Among its tourist attractions is the Black Hills Central Railroad
, built in 1900 for Black Hills gold. It now operates passenger trains pulled by preserved steam locomotives. Carrie Ingalls (sister of Little House on the Prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder) spent a significant part of her adult life there, living with her husband David N. Swanzey and his children. Her sister Mary Ingalls lived with them for a while and died here in 1928.