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1880 Train Black Hills Central Railroad Hill City

Where is it at?

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1880 Train Black Hills Central Railroad
PO Box 1880
222 Railroad Ave
Hill City
SD
57745
Tel: 605-574-2222

Directions

Hill City Depot 222 Railroad Ave. Hill City, SD 57745 Keystone Depot 103 Winter St. Keystone, SD 57751

Where are we going today?

Over the Hills & Beyond the Imagination!

Hop onboard for a two hour and fifteen minute round trip through the scenic Black Hills

Imagine yourself immersed in the staggering beauty of the Black Hills of Western South Dakota! Imagine you're gliding over the rugged landscape aboard a vintage steam train, like those that helped settle the Great American West!

Located near Mt. Rushmore National Monument and Crazy Horse Memorial, the locomotive offers a western experience like no other. Feel the power. Hear the bellow of the engine and the whine of the whistle as it winds it's way through the scenic hills between Hill City and Keystone... and back again.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$28.00
  • Children$12.00
  • Free Under: 3
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

May 10th -October 13th

Teachers corner

We offer great school group rates early to mid May!.

I'm Hungry!

Our Hill City station houses the High Liner Snack Shop which serves meal deals, hot dogs, nachos, drinks, candy, ice cream, and much more. Food can be enjoyed on our covered deck area or taken onboard to eat during the train ride. Snacks are also available on the train ride. Drinks, popcorn, and candy are available for purchase en route..

Any Top Tips?

Advanced reservations are recommended to secure your seats onboard this historic scenic train ride!.

Baby Facilities

Changing tables are available in both the Men's and Women's train station restrooms..

Can I get one of those?

Gift shops are located in both the Hill City Depot as well as the Keystone Depot. Each shop has a plethora of train related merchandise such as puzzles, apparel, collectibles, and toys. These gift shops also have various Black Hills of South Dakota souvenirs and a selection of local Prairie Berry Wines..

What people are saying?

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    Date of visit: September 2014

    We traveled from Hill City to Keystone, and really enjoyed our time on the train.

    The trip out is more entertaining because everything is new, but we still had a lot of fun.

    In our group we had two adults, one teen (17) and one child (4).

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    It was okay. Our son is five and he was getting antsy. Seats are super duper uncomfortable and the train goes out and back so the sights (and stories) get a bit stale. Not much wildlife, you will see more and have a better experience by driving the wildlife loop in custer state park.

    I only would recommend this to serious train people or people that just want the experience of a train ride.

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