1880 Train/Black Hills Central Railroad, Hill City

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Ride through a scenic landscape rife with history on 1880 Train/Black Hills Central Railroad, a fully restored steam train. The railroad connects Hill City and Keystone, running through an area once famous for its gold mines and synonymous with the American frontier. If you have even the slightest passion for trains, you'll enjoy seeing the fully operational, original locomotives. Learn about the history of the area, as well as the restoration and maintenance of the trains. Remember that the joy of riding an authentic, 19th-century steam train comes with all its drawbacks, too; expect a very loud whistle, lack of restroom facilities, and soot coming in through the open windows. Put 1880 Train/Black Hills Central Railroad and other Hill City attractions into our Hill City trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We took the 1880s train from Hill City to Keystone and back. We stayed the afternoon in Keystone and had lunch, shopped and walked around the town. The hostess on the train was so informative. She....  more
    We took the 1880s train from Hill City to Keystone and back. We stayed the afternoon in Keystone and had lunch, shopped and walked around the town. The hostess on the train was so informative. She....  more »
  • Excellent way to spend an afternoon, take train and relax . Only way better if was on an open car. Book on open car ,even if it rains still an adventure. 
    Excellent way to spend an afternoon, take train and relax . Only way better if was on an open car. Book on open car ,even if it rains still an adventure.  more »
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  • So much fun! Especially if you have kids! I would 100% opt for the shootout ride if you can swing it! Really fun (especially for the kids again), just make sure you are on the LEFT side of the train (looking up towards the engine when you depart Hill City) so that you are on the correct side to see the shootout. We switched sides on the way back and that was nice to get to see the scenery on both sides (so again, we sat on the LEFT side if your facing the direction the train is going to go, both ways). Gorgeous views of the black hills. The lady narrating was kind of silly and awkward, but the kids loved it!
  • Fun historical comfortable step back to the past. Excellent family fun. You get to pick from four different departure times and four different return times. Allowing you to decide how much time you want to spend in the destination town shopping walking and eating before returning to the departure train station.

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