1880 Train/Black Hills Central Railroad, Hill City

4.1
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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1880 Train/Black Hills Central Railroad Reviews

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  • Took the 10:00 train from Hill City and returned on the 2:30 train. When booking, be sure to switch sides for each leg of the trip so that you get good views both directions. This is a true steam...  more »
  • Please do your homework prior to booking. The ride was a lot of fun but it’s about an hour each way to cover about 10 miles town to town. Book tickets online but you need to choose seats. There...  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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