Big Thunder Gold Mine - Keystone, SD

Big Thunder Gold Mine - Keystone, SD

604 Blair St Keystone, SD 57751
1-800-987-9852  
Detail Most guests spend approximately 4-12 hours at the museum.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Handicap Accessible
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
Detail Gift Shop On-site
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Big Thunder Gold Mine - Keystone, SD, hard hats required
Hours of Operation:
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16
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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17
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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18
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Wed
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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23
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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24
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Jun
25
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Special Offer: Family Pass Available
Description

Big Thunder Gold Mine gives Mount Rushmore visitors the chance to tour an authentic gold mine, and try their hand at mining. This attraction will bring you back to the exciting times of the settling of the Black Hills of South Dakota. Learn about the history of the area, and tour an actual gold mine with knowledgeable and interesting tour guides.

The mining museum is a fascinating and informative site with displays detailing the era and showing what life was like for those who really 'went for the gold.' You can even take a part of that life back with you when you return to the 21st century with your own piece of gold ore.

The tour runs daily and is handicap accessible. The museum is modeled after  the Tykoon Gold Mill (Custom Mill) that was built in 1895 on the Big Thunder property. There is no additional charge to get in the museum, and inside you will get the chance to explore a stamp mill, a bell crusher and jaw crusher, winches, blacksmith equipment and more. Afterwards, you can get the chance to search for gold yourself. The gold and gem panning exercise guarantees that you will find gold, though you will realize that patience was definitely a virtue the miners of the past needed to have.

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Big Thunder Gold Mine Tour
Available Now until 10/31/2018 View Detailed Schedule
Enjoy admission to the Big Thunder Gold Mine Tour for the chance to explore an authentic gold mine and try your hand at mining.
Big Thunder Gold Mine Gold Panning
Available Now until 10/31/2018 View Detailed Schedule
With the Gold Panning option, you'll be able to experience your own historic adventure by panning for gold in the stream. You may even strike it rich - and you're guaranteed to find gold! This is a unique experience the whole family can enjoy.
Big Thunder Gold Mine Tour and Gold Panning
Available Now until 10/31/2018 View Detailed Schedule
Enjoy admission to the Big Thunder Gold Mine Tour for the chance to explore an authentic gold mine and try your hand at mining. Then pan for gold for a complete experience that will first introduce you to the world of mining and then experience it for yourself.

The gold mine was fun! We had a good time and it was a perfect thing to do after driving for such a long time.
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-- James Cheek - Morrilton, AR
This was okay! I thought we would explore the mine more in-depth, but you only get to go about 100 feet into the mine and that's it. The tour guide was nice and very knowledgeable. I wouldn't pay extra for this, but if it's part of another tour, then it's worth it.
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-- M. Sells - Merrillville, IN
Kids ,as well as adults ,would love this adventure....Our tour guide there was very nice and informative!!
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-- Brenda Hill - Meeker, CO
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