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The 1880 Train is a two-hour, narrated 20-mile roundtrip between Hill City and Keystone. Passengers view vistas of Black Elk Peak, mining encampments and participate in good old-fashioned fun. The Black Hills Central Railroad is the oldest continuously operating tour railroad in the nation and operates three steam and two diesel engines throughout the season. One of our steam engines is close to 100 years old!
For reservations call 605-574-2222 or visit www.1880train.com
Rush Mountain Adventure Park – Home of Rushmore Cave
A mountain of family fun can be found at Rush Mountain Adventure Park, Home of Rushmore Cave. From the thrill of the downhill on the new Mountain Coaster to the excitement of the Zipline Ride and virtual shoo-out at the Gunslinger 7D Interactive Ride, there is adventure on all levels! Be sure to experience the guided cave tour to discover stalactites, flow stone, and Rushmore Cave's amazing Big Rooom!
Dakota Stone Rock Shop
Make memories with your family at Dakota Stone during your stay in Hill City and the Black Hills! Gem Panning, Gold Panning, Mine Treasure Hunt. Even crack open a Geode! The largest supply of rock in the Black Hills. Fairburn Agates, Boulders, Pond & Garden Rocks, Souvenirs, Handmade Stone & Silver Jewelry, Unique Gifts. During the Fall season visit our Pumpkin Patch.
The Mammoth Site
The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD is an accredited museum and an indoor active dig site which boasts the largest concentration of mammoths in the world. The Mammoth Site offers Summer Educational Programs for children June 1st – August 15th.
For more information call 605.745.6017 or visit our website.
Home of the Guinness World Record "Largest Teddy Bear Collection." Over 9,000 different teddy bears. All shapes, colors, sizes & origins imaginable! Also listed in Ripley's Believe It or Not. A must see & enjoy for all ages! Located across Main St. from Exxon C-Store & Super 8 Motel. Become part of the world record collection yourself, ask us how. A must see & enjoy bear themed gift shop also.
Black Hills Aerial Adventures
Our business along with sister companies Rushmore Helicopters and Badlands Helicopters, fly aerial tours in our fleet of 8 aircraft over the unique Black Hills sites of Mt. Rushmore, Black Elk Peak, Crazy Horse Monument, Sylvan Lake, Custer State Park, the Cathedral Spires, the Needles Highway, the Badlands National Park and so much more. We offer a variety of tours 7 days a week!
Candyland is located right off Highway 16 by Prairie Berry and Miner Brewing Company.
It offers more than 2,000 different types of candy, ranging from bulk to retro. There are truffles, soda pop, ice cream and even coffee.
Wendy Bobbe the Manager for Candyland, says it is the biggest candy shop in South Dakota right now and hopes to eventually grow even more by adding an outdoor playground.
Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation
The Story of Crazy Horse Memorial
Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski and Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear officially started Crazy Horse Memorial June 3, 1948. The Memorial’s mission is to honor the culture, tradition and living heritage of North American Indians.
Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation demonstrates its ongoing commitment to this promise by following these objectives:
- Continuing the progress on the world’s largest mountain sculpture, carving a memorial to the spirit of legendary Lakota leader Crazy Horse and his culture;
- Providing educational and cultural programming to encourage harmony and reconciliation among all people and nations;
- Acting as a repository for Native American artifacts, arts and crafts through the INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA® and the NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL CENTER®
- And by establishing and operating the INDIAN UNIVERSITY OF NORTH AMERICA®, and when practical, a medical training center for American Indians.
A must-see stop and experience when you are in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Rushmore Tramway Adventures
Outdoor entertainment at its best, just 2 miles below Mt. Rushmore in Keystone. Slide, climb, ride and zip – or just sit in the shade and savor the views (with burgers and brews!). You can coast down the double-tracked President's Alpine Slide, climb your way around the 8-course Aerial Adventure Park's treetop obstacle, free-fall from the 60-ft. Jump Tower, and thrill to a fligh on the original Zipine – or gear up for a 2-hour guided tour of the brand-new Pinnacle Zipline Tour, with its huge zips and awesome views of Mt. Rushmore. But don't forget the Black Hills' classic, Rushmore Tramway Chairlift, offering a smooth and scenic ride up through the pines to the mountaintop Grille and its beautiful gardens. Make an epic day of it at Rushmore Tramway Adventures.
Old MacDonald's Farm
Hands-on animal fun. Pet them, feed them, play with them.
Old MacDonalds farm has everything from baby chicks and goats to draft horses and ponies.
Museum @ Black Hills Institute; Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, Inc.
Museum featuring regional dinosaurs, ammonites, and mammal fossils, other world-wide fossils, mineral and meteorites. BHIGR supplies museum display pieces worldwide. We also specialize in custom preparation and fossil skeleton mounting services.
One of Hill City's treasures! A must-see and stop during your visit!
South Dakota State Railroad Museum
South Dakota’s unique landscapes spawned one of the most unusual and complex railroad histories in our nation. A history that helped define us as a people and as a state.
The Museum provides visitors with the unique story of railroading through displays, interactive exhibits, an operating HO train layout, and other interactive and educational displays for the entire family. The Museum is conveniently located next to the depot at the 1880 Train in Hill City.
National Park Service/Mount Rushmore National Memorial
American History, Alive in Stone...
Mount Rushmore National Memorial is visited by nearly three million people each year that come to marvel at the majestic beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota and learn about the birth, growth, development and preservation of the country. From the history of the first inhabitants to the diversity of America today, Mount Rushmore brings visitors face to face with the rich heritage we all share.
Big Thunder Gold Mine
Black Hills' most complete original mining exprience! Original Gold Mine Tour includes two forms of gold panning, one on-site and panning in a creek. Also featured: Gem panning for Black Hills native rock, giftshop with unique rock and gold products. Restaurant with unique menu.
3 miles from Keystone