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!
While suitable for most, it's worth considering advance if this is an environment your kids would enjoy.
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.
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9am to 6pm daily
May through October, weather permitting
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