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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  • To start out I would say to get the brochure showing the days and times the train runs. We were there in October on a day when there was only one round trip. The brochure shows the route from Hill... 
    To start out I would say to get the brochure showing the days and times the train runs. We were there in October on a day when there was only one round trip. The brochure shows the route from Hill...  more »
  • Fun experience! We did Hill City to Keystone and back as we were staying in Keystone and wanted to end in Hill City so we could wonder the town. The depot at Hill City is more impressive than in... 
    Fun experience! We did Hill City to Keystone and back as we were staying in Keystone and wanted to end in Hill City so we could wonder the town. The depot at Hill City is more impressive than in...  more »
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  • This is a must do experience in the Black Hills! The little steam engine meanders through the countryside. You will see all sorts of wildlife and scenery. It was great!
  • This train ride is a must do! The ride from Keystone to Hill City and back is a really beautiful trip. All the staff are very friendly and informative about the history of the train and the area. Price is reasonable. Don't miss this, it's a lot of fun.

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