Thunderhead Underground Falls

Rapid City, SD

Where are we going?

Thunderhead Underground Falls
10940 SD-44
Rapid City
SD 57702

605 343 0081

What is there to do?

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!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $7.50

Children: $3.25

Free Under: 6 years.


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. - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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