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“steam engine”(108 reviews)
“return trip”(93 reviews)
“nice ride”(52 reviews)
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An 1880 Train ride is a two-hour, narrated 20-mile round trip between Hill City snd Keystone South Dakota in the beautiful Black Hills. Passengers view vistas of Harney Peak, mining encampments and participate in good old-fashioned fun. Trains...more
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222 Railroad Ave., Hill City, SD 57745
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife, Karen, and I took a ride on the 1880 Train/Black Hills Central Railroad when we traveled to South Dakota to see Mt. Rushmore. Our hotel was in Keystone, SD where we boarded the train, traveling to Hill City, SD The ride went through...More

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1880trainBHCRR, Manager at 1880 Train/Black Hills Central Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for joining us and for taking the time to post your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the experience and your time in Hill City!

Reviewed 1 week ago

When we planned our trip to the Black Hills, on the top of our list was Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park and to round out the activities and give some variety we added the 1880 Train Ride. The train ride was so much fun for...More

1  Thank douglaslane
1880trainBHCRR, Manager at 1880 Train/Black Hills Central Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience aboard the 1880 Train! Thank you for joining us and for taking the time to post your informative review. We hope to see you and your family again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good trip for anyone who loves vintage trains! The scenery is good, the people are friendly, and the train didn't break down, so we were happy. We were a tad disappointed the train was diesel; we were hoping it was a coal-fired...More

Thank Howianna
1880trainBHCRR, Manager at 1880 Train/Black Hills Central Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for joining us and for taking the time to post your review! We know how popular our steam engines are, so we do post your schedule for the year the middle of January. The steam and diesel engine use is published in this...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We would have liked to have seen all that we could have seen here, but it was closed due to reading themselves for the Christmas season activities. We did ask permission to walk around and photograph the trains outside but without a guide of some...More

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1880trainBHCRR, Manager at 1880 Train/Black Hills Central Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate you stopping by and are so sorry you were not able to experience all we have to offer! We are open every year the beginning of May through mid-October, and also offer Holiday Express rides November and December. We hope you are able...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the 1880 Steam Train from Hill City to Keystone in September. The ride was a leisurely 10 miles per hour through the fall coloured hills. The way there was narrated so we learned a lot about the surrounding countryside, as well as about...More

Thank TravelingMac60
1880trainBHCRR, Manager at 1880 Train/Black Hills Central Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your ride on the 1880 Train! September is a beautiful time of year in the Black Hills.. Thank you for posting your review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice train ride, kids liked get to ride a diesel & steam train on the same ride. Good way to see Hill City & Keystone, park in one location and catch the train, if you like to check out the shops book a later return...More

Thank Brian B
1880trainBHCRR, Manager at 1880 Train/Black Hills Central Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for joining us, Brian. You made a great choice riding the 8:45 am diesel from Keystone, then the 10:00 steam from Hill City. You get to experience both engines that way! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were met by the local Engineer who assisted with our photos and of waving to the passengers on the train, most appreciated on our visit from Australia.

Thank GazandJude
1880trainBHCRR, Manager at 1880 Train/Black Hills Central Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are happy to hear you were able to take some great photos of the train. We hope you enjoyed the Black Hills!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a blast... really got to see the sites from up close. Very informative narrator and fun ride

Thank Guide778330
1880trainBHCRR, Manager at 1880 Train/Black Hills Central Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for joining us and for posting your review. We appreciate you choosing to spend time on the 1880 Train!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Best Train Trip in Awhile. Nice Customer Service - Great pricing - Outstanding number of Cars to select seating for the round trip - Clean & comfy. You do need to note there are no Restrooms onboard this Train ride. Very nice and easy morning...More

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1880trainBHCRR, Manager at 1880 Train/Black Hills Central Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for joining us and for posting your review! We focus on the restoration of our rolling stock and keep our equipment in top condition, so we appreciate your comments. We also appreciate you choosing to spend some of your vacation with...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Not a must do when visiting the area but a fun thing to do although plan on allocating about 4 hours ( really was a bit long if on a tight schedule) for the whole get there, get parked, get your ticket, 1 hour 1...More

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1880trainBHCRR, Manager at 1880 Train/Black Hills Central Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us, Tony, and for taking the time to post your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. Parking is more flexible on the Hill City side and you could choose the amount of your layover, if any, in...More

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George M
19 September 2018|
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Response from AnnetteS713 | Reviewed this property |
None on the train. There are restrooms at both ends/at the station!
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Hougs
18 July 2018|
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Response from faljas | Reviewed this property |
hello. sorry I am so slow at getting to this. yes I am pretty sure we bought the tickets ahead of time on line, but we had to go get the actual tickets at the station. we sat in the first car going to Hill City and that... More
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pastorkaren2163
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