1880 Train: A 19th Century Train Ride Tour

1880 Train: A 19th Century Train Ride Tour
222 Railroad Ave. Hill City, SD 57745
1-800-987-9852  
Detail The roundtrip ride is 3 hours.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Handicap Accessible
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
Detail Restaurant and Gift Shop On-site
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Experience travel the way it was in the 19th century on the 1880 Train, a completely restored authentic steam engine train, as you explore the beautiful Black Hills area of South Dakota. This steam engine will give you the full effect with its soul-stirring whistle, smooth, powerful ride, and scenery that cannot be duplicated anywhere else.

The 1880 Train departs from both Hill City and Keystone. The ride is one hour each way and the round trip allows for a one hour break providing plenty of time for food at the destination (whichever city you did not board at). You can get a few goodies at the High-Liner Snack Shoppe and enjoy them on the train. If you are really looking for the full experience, eat your meal the way they did back in the 'good ole days' with a box lunch, purchased at the Snack Shoppe. Additionally, there is a gift shop at both train departure locations, offering everything from train whistles to engineer hats. Once you've looked through all your gift options, you can board this historic train and wind your way among the hills between Hill City and Keystone.

Depart from either Hill City or Keystone and experience an exciting ride onboard the 1880 Train while viewing the following highlights:

  • Tin Mill Hill:

    Harney Peak Company placed a giant tin processing plant here.
  • Views of Black Elk Peak

  • Good Luck Tungsten Mine:

    Tungsten is used to harden steel; this mine flourished during both World Wars.
  • Bob Ingersoll Mine:

    Produced a remarkable variety of minerals including feldspar, mica, and tourmaline.

Whether you're visiting Hill City or Keystone during your time in the Mount Rushmore Area, the 1880 Train: A 19th Century Train Ride Tour departs from both, making it a convenient activity for all area travelers. This is a great activity for any family vacation and for the best experience, be sure to check out other things to do in the area

1880 Train Round Trip from Keystone
Available 9/15/2019 until 10/13/2019 View Detailed Schedule
This is a three-hour round trip ride from the Keystone Depot (11:15 am departure), allowing for a one-hour layover in Hill City over the lunch hour. Arrive 30 minutes before train departure.
1880 Train Round Trip from Hill City
Available Now until 10/13/2019 View Detailed Schedule
This is a three-hour round trip ride from the Hill City depot (10:00 am departure), allowing for a one-hour layover in Keystone over the lunch hour. Arrive 30 minutes before train departure.
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Richard Gray
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"You should go!"
You should go! We made our visit to the mount rushmore area the week before memorial weekend on purpose...To avoid the crowds and the heat. The weather was beautiful for us during that time. We stayed right in keystone, which i would recommend. We stayed at the holiday inn which is walking distance to the train and everything you'd want to see in the town. We are young 60 year olds but the train was filled with a variety of ages and stages in life. It was an enjoyable 2 hour trip back and forth to hill city. I've been on historic trains before but this was by far in the best shape for an old train. We saw little wildlife on our journey, mainly white tail deer, but the scenery was beautiful. We brought our own snacks on the train and ate our lunch once we arrived at the hill city station. The black hills of south dakota are a gorgeous part of the country. Be sure a take a drive on needles highway and through all the tunnels on iron mountain road. They are a must! Also, mount rushmore will definitely not disappoint. It was amazing!!! It makes you feel very patriotic to gaze up at the 4 presidents. We are so glad we made this road trip!
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Joanne Sabotta
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"Would recommend highly."
We came out to the black hills for the second time in three years we love it so much. We brought our son and his family with us and signed up for the train ride. Even though we had rain all the time we were there, the train ride was so great. Enjoyed ourselves and my granddaughter was especially thrilled. Saw wildlife along the way and got to meet and talk to interesting people as well. Would recommend highly. Got the pictures taken while on the train ride and we were so glad we did!
Tip: Get your pictures taken!
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Nina Roberts
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"Great train ride!"
Great train ride! Kids will love it!
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Julie Cochran
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"Wonderful ride and the information along the way was perfect."
Wonderful ride and the information along the way was perfect. Everyone was so very nice. My only wish would have been to have more time at hill city before the return to keystone. Scenery was also great.
Frequently Asked Questions for 1880 Train: A 19th Century Train Ride Tour:
  • Approximately how long does the ride last?
    The round-trip ride is 3 hours - one hour each way and one hour at the opposite city's stop.
  • For what ages is the tour appropriate?
    It is appropriate for all ages.
  • What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
    Dress appropriate for the weather. In the summer months, it may get pretty warm because the trains do not have air conditioning.
  • Will there be time allotted for dining on the ride?
    Yes, you will have an hour for food between rides and you can bring snacks on the train.
  • Where does the train depart from?
    Hill City Station - 222 Railroad Ave. Hill City, SD 57745. /// Keystone Station - 103 Winter Street, Keystone, SD 57751.
  • Is photography / video recording allowed on the 1880 Train: A 19th Century Train Ride Tour?
    Of course! Don't forget your camera.
  • Is the train handicap accessible?
    Yes.
  • Is there parking?
    The Hill City depot has free parking. In Keystone, a paid city parking lot is available close by.
1880 Train Round Trip from Keystone
This is a three-hour round trip ride from the Keystone Depot (11:15 am departure), allowing for a one-hour layover in Hill City over the lunch hour. Arrive 30 minutes before train departure.
1880 Train Round Trip from Hill City
This is a three-hour round trip ride from the Hill City depot (10:00 am departure), allowing for a one-hour layover in Keystone over the lunch hour. Arrive 30 minutes before train departure.
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This is a three-hour round trip ride from the Keystone Depot (11:15 am departure), allowing for a one-hour layover in Hill City over the lunch hour. Arrive 30 minutes before train departure.
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