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Wine Express 1880 Train

September 15, 2018    


September 15, 2018    

There is no better way to enjoy fall in the Black Hills than riding an authentic steam engine while sipping local wines paired with tasty food courses!

Ticket includes assigned seating, live music in station, wine paired with four courses on the train and keepsake glass.

Tickets $59 per adult.  Visit https://www.1880train.com/events.html for more details!

Event Location:

1880 Train

Trolley on the Trail

September 12, 2018   9:15 am - 2:00 pm


Trolley rides allow those with physical

limitations to experience the beautiful      George S. Mickelson Trail.

     Designed for mobility impaired & elderly primarily, but is for people of all ages who are physically unable to experience the trail.

     The rides are held in the summer and are approximately 4 hours long. Reservations are REQUIRED. Each person is allowed one assistant to accompany them, if needed. The Trolley has space available for one wheelchair.

For more in depth information please call the

Hill City Chamber at 605-574-2368

Reservations Closed for Wednesday, September 12th!

  • Wednesday, September 12th-HILL CITY


Event Location:

Hill City, SD

Trees & Trains, South Dakota State Railroad Museum

November 23, 2018    


Trees and Trains is for the entire family! 

November 23 and 24
10AM - 6PM

December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22 and 23

11am to 6 pm

Event Location:

South Dakota State Railroad Museum, 1880 Train

Thursday Night Lecture Series, Crazy Horse Memorial

May 31, 2018  - August 30, 2018   


Native Artists, historians and cultural bearers have the opportunity to share their knowledge and skill with visitors of the Crazy Horse Memorial by offering a 40-60 minute presentation on a Thursday evening from June through August.  It is Crazy Horse Memorial’s goal to provide an opportunity for selected professionals to share their knowledge and skill with an international audience providing a greater understanding of Native culture. 

Starting May 31st, 2018- August 30th, 2018.

Please click here to be directed to our website for more information

Event Location:

Crazy Horse Memorial

Shop Hill City Small Business Saturday

November 24, 2018    


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Run Crazy Horse Full & Half-Marathon

October 7, 2018    

Run Crazy Horse Full & Half-Marathon, Crazy Horse, Custer, Hill City

Event Location:

Crazy Horse, Custer

Polkapalooza at Palmer Gulch

September 7, 2018    


Hosted by the Mount Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch, home to Mount Rushmore KOA and Mount Rushmore Lodge, Polkapalooza is a summertime favorite for traveler and locals alike.

At only $5 per person per night for admission, Polkapalooza is a bargain.

On Friday night, sample some authentic German food and drink. Then show off your dancing moves.

Then come back for Day 2 of this Friday-Saturday celebration, Sept. 7-8, 2018


Event Location:

Palmer Gulch

Oktoberfest Express 1880 Train

September 29, 2018   5:00 pm


Oktoberfest Express

September 29, 2018

3:30 pm event begins, 5:00 pm departure

Ticket includes assigned seating, German food, seasonal beer, event keepsake and live entertainment by local, German band, Easy Sounds.

Tickets - $59 per adult.  Visit https://www.1880train.com/events.html for more details!


Event Location:

1880 Train, Hill City

Native Americans’ Day

October 8, 2018    


The Native Americans’ Day celebration at Crazy Horse each year includes naming the Crazy Horse Memorial Educator of the Year, honoring an individual who has made significant contributions to Native American education. The award includes a $1,000 grant to the recipient’s school library or to programs of his or her choice that help students. The holiday’s program also includes a free public program featuring Native American singers and dancers. Programs and displays featuring artists, storytellers and hands-on activities for children are offered in the visitor complex. A free buffalo stew lunch is available for all visitors.

For more information go here.

Event Location:

Crazy Horse Memorial

Mount Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch

September 2, 2018    


Truly western; The Mount Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch. Cowboys and Cowgirls will compete in BULL Riding, Bronc Riding, Team Roping and Barrel Racing. The Clowns and "Mutton Bustin" are sure to please the crowd. Cowboys and Cowgirls will sign autographs followed by a Cowboy dance with Live Music. See ya at the Rodeo!!

Event Location:

Palmer Gulch
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