Caves and Mines

Thunderhead Underground Falls Rapid City

Where is it at?

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Thunderhead Underground Falls
10940 W. Hwy 44
Rapid City
SD
57702
Tel: 605 343 0081

Directions

We are located 10 miles west of Rapid City, just off of highway 44 west.
Please see the back of our brochure or use the map link below for more specific directions.

Where are we going today?

Imagine the frustration of 1878 Miners, hotly pursuing a promising quartz vein deep into the canyon wall with hand drills, blasted with black gun powder...when suddenly tons of icy water came pouring down into the gold mining tunnel at the rate of 8 cubic feet per second! Despite the drama it's a pleasing, easy walk suitable for kids who can take the atmosphere.

This historic old gold mine is the oldest gold mine open to the public in the Black Hills area. The easy walk along the rushing underground stream is a delightful experience for both young and old. Electric lighting accentuates the natural colors of the mineralized formations.
Experience the Spray and Roar of the underground falls!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$7.50
  • Children$3.25
  • Free Under: 6 years.
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

9am to 6pm daily

May through October, weather permitting

Any Top Tips?

While suitable for most, it's worth considering advance if this is an environment your kids would enjoy..

What people are saying?

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    My Girl Scouts chose this from the online description weeks before our trip. We were terribly disappointed! They were a cash only operation that took our check only reluctantly. The "600" foot waterfall could only be seen for 40 feet. And there was very little information. Don't waste the trip!

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    Tourist trap. Nothing to see and overpriced. Waste of time and money

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    Tourist trap. Nothing to see and overpriced. Waste of time and money

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