Reviews of 1880 Train: A 19th Century Train Ride Tour

Reviews of 1880 Train: A 19th Century Train Ride Tour
103 Winter Street Keystone, SD 57751
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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Richard Gray
UT
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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
IL
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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
TN
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"Great train ride!"
Great train ride! Kids will love it!
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Julie Cochran
CO
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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.
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Paul Luttrell
KOKOMO, Indiana
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The train ride was a lot of fun and very informative, as well as scenic and relaxing. We saw a lot of things from the train that we would not have seen from our vehicle, including deer and wild turkeys.
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Steve Muth
Maricopa, AR
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"Great train ride."
Great train ride. Great views of south dakota. I would recommend taking this train ride tour.
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Dawn Czyzewski
Bryan, OH
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This train ride is a must if you are going to visit mt. Rushmore!
Tip: Must do!
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Bruno Battistini
Glostrup, Dänemark
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"very nice trip"
Very nice trip with a lot of historical notices along surroundings out of an old postcard, enchanting
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Nina Roberts
Knoxville, TN
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Nice train ride! Kids would love it!
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Karen Howard
Summerville, SC
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"so relaxing & informative"
We really had a comfortable seat and scenic views on the ride from keystone to hill city, so relaxing & informative. Having snacks at the train station was convenient, the hot dog was the best ever!. Staff, engineers & conductor were friendly, answered lots of questions & we especially were fascinated by the water tower & replenishing the engine, just wonderful!
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Michael Polinsky
Kernersville, NC
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"Train ride was very relaxing."
Train ride was very relaxing. Enjoyed all the beautiful scenery and the wildlife.
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Ruth Anspach
Sikeston, MO
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"Very nice"
Very nice
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Debbie Rucci
Bolingbrook, IL
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"Fun!"
Fun!
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katherine miller
Saint Paul, MN
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"We had a great time!"
We had a great time! The whole family enjoyed the train ride.
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Cynthia Taylor
Roodhouse, IL
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"The train ride was wonderful."
The train ride was wonderful. Even though there had been a serious hail storm and the train was really late, the trip back to hill city went smoothly. Would recommend to anyone.
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Laura Bozidarevic
Gilberts, IL
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"This was a great experience."
This was a great experience. We were able to see wildlife, the weather was perfect, the guides were very knowledgeable. Only thing that would have been nice was having a way to spend more time at the opposite train station to look around a little more. But, we were able to drive there, so it all worked out.
Tip: Go earlier in the day so it isn't as hot or crowded.
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Carol Gutierrez
Rossford, OH
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"Very pleasant ride"
Very pleasant ride through the black hills. Staff was very pleasant. Narrated tour was very informative. Grandson loved his ride on the train.
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Sue Toomey
Mesa, AZ
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"everything was so green and beautiful.."
This was a wonderful train ride...Everything was so green and beautiful..
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Greg Andrews
Morrisdale, PA
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"Awesome train ride"
Awesome train ride through the black hills of south dakota.
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Sidney Jaffe
Boynton Beach, FL
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"Really enjoyable trip through the Black Hills."
Really enjoyable trip through the black hills. Cars were extremely clean, seats in our car were very comfortable, and guide on train gave very interesting info. Would highly recommend (actually already have) this train trip to anyone visiting mt. Rushmore area.
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Lynn Kizer
KOUTS, Indiana
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"Train ride was wonderful."
Train ride was wonderful..We learned a lot about the area! We would do it again!
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Hugh Bickford
Loveland, CO
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"Wonderful, relaxing, very informative."
Wonderful, relaxing, very informative. Beautiful country. Would recommend earliest train as it is not as crowded.
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Margaret Finnegan
Charlotte, NC
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"ride was good"
Had to rent a car to get there, but ride was good, and since i rented a car for the day, i drove to the mammoth site, which was fabulous!
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eddie freeman
fairview heights, illinois
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Wife thrilled with the ride-that's all that counts
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Deborah Wigand
Jonesborough, Tennessee
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"really beautiful country"
Really beautiful country, train was relaxing and a lot of fun. Tickets were waiting with no problem
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Mike Lieser
Ridgecrest, CA
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"It was great."
It was great.
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Tina Christensen
Walnut, IL
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"A great way to experience the old west and see how travel was way back then."
Highly recommend this train ride. You travel the back lands of keystone sd. The ride is very informative and it is really interesting to watch them fill up the steam train at the stations with water. The tour was absolutely full and when we got back the next tour was going to be full also. This was one of the highlights of our trip. A great way to experience the old west and see how travel was way back then.
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Betty Smith
San Jacinto, CA
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"I loved it"
I thoroughly enjoyed the train ride. The wild west show on the way back was great. I loved it.
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Sharon Wiles
Mustang, Oklahoma
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"Wonderful and informative ride."
Wonderful and informative ride.
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Mark Guerrino
Oakdale, MN
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"Great train ride"
Great train ride through the countryside between hill city and keystone.
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Dorothy Hicks
Hawkins, TX
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"We had a great time."
We had a great time. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. South dakota is beautiful. I recommend the 1880 train as a must do experience
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Hassie Gaugau
Chelsea, OK
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"We enjoyed the train ride immensely."
We enjoyed the train ride immensely. I had made arrangements for help in boarding due to my friends stability. We were blessed to have chase, the brakeman, come to our assistance. He helped us to board before anyone else and looked after us two old ladies the entire trip, up and back. All of your employees were great but chase really made our trip outstanding. We will be recommending your train ride to everyone that we see who is coming your way, thanks to chase.
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Glen Wright
Pahrump, NV
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"great fun"
Great fun
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Glen Wright
Pahrump, NV
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"Great Staff"
Great staff
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Curtis Fuller
North Ogden, UT
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"A fun ride into the past."
A fun ride into the past. Only suggestion would be to book your train ride early in the day. Mid july was pretty warm during mid day.
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Shaun Foy
Lakewood, CA
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"train was good "
Train was good
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Charles Payton
Oxnard, CA
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"Nice train, lots of fun"
Nice train, lots of fun
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Deborah Prather
Leawood, KS
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"Great fun."
Great fun.
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Scott Torkelson
Elkader, IA
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"Memorable experience!"
Memorable experience!
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Brenda Hill
Meeker, CO
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"Exceeded expectations!!"
Exceeded expectations!!
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Antoni Ghigliotti
Wichita, KS
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"knowledgeable tour guide"
Perfect excellent service and knowledgeable tour guide
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Jennifer Baldwin
Richmond, VA
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" INFORMATIVE."
Very authentic and informative.
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Mari-Celeste
Weeki Wachee, Florida
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"Children will like it"
I did the mount rushmore tour for fourth of july in 2006. I took the 1880 train ride tour and i thought it was relaxing and fun. I went alone on my travel around the country, so it was easier to meet many new people. I had a good experience and was happy to see the mountains, and the countryside, and the places where movies were made....And even the past little house of ill reput on the tour. The greenery was lovely, and the wild life, though not plentiful, was enough to satisfy me. I only wish i had my grandchildren with me for this. Children will like it, and it is a nice little shopping spree at the end. They give you plenty of time to return to the train.
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Jim & Judy Livings
Tucson, AZ
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"Fun!"
Fun! Nice scenery.
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Gloria Koster
Wichita, KS
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"The tour was great"
The tour was great
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Naomi Villebrun
Minneapolis, MN
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"Learned to wear a hat on the ride!"
We took the train when my daughter was about 10 and now will take our grandson. Had a nice time even when the train had to back up and fire up a head of steam to make the grade. Learned to wear a hat on the ride!
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Amber Bruha
Rapid City , SD
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"fun ride for our whole family!"
It was a fun ride for our whole family!
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The Garmons
The Colony, Texas
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"A very good value."
While this wasn't the most scenic train ride we have experienced, we enjoyed it nonetheless. It is a nice ride through some beautiful country. We saw several deer along the way and the historical narrative is very interesting. A very good value.