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Black Hills Caverns

2600 Cavern Rd, Hwy. 44, Rapid City, SD
605-343-0542
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Ranked #27 of 35 attractions in Rapid City
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Traveler Description: Black Hills Caverns Come see the hills greatest cave adventure. Offering three different tours and gemstone panning. Showing a great variety of cave... more »
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Grand Rapids, MI
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We were the only ones one our early morning cave tour. It was neat to have this "private" tour. Our kids enjoyed hearing about the area and seeing the cave. "Mining" for gems afterwards is a fun addition to this trip. Somewhat expensive but a neat time.

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Hill City, South Dakota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

I am a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters. My Little sister and I were hanging out for the day and our other plans fell through, so at the last minute we decided to do the cave tour which is free for us. We weren't dressed for it (I had on a skirt and flip flops) but the reviews made... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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202 reviews 202 reviews
20 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I have heard about these caverns for many years and my reaction when we finished was “is THAT all there is?” We were told the short tour was a mini version of the longer tour, and it goes down deeper; that it is slippery, narrow and could be dangerous. I was expecting stalgtites and stalamites and all we saw were... More

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Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

First off, we picked this cave because it had two different tours to choose from, as several people in our group were older and wanted the shorter tour, so that worked out perfectly. My group took the longer tour, and our guide, Blake, was great. He knew so much about the cave, answered all our questions, and went at our... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

At $14.50 per adult and a big picture of "Stalagmites and Stalactites" on the front of their brochure, you would think you would see them throughout the cave. No such thing. One tiny spot that was even hard to see. If you just want to walk through a mostly untouched mine, this is your place, but most people visit a... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We were staying in the northern Black Hills and wanted to go through a cave without driving all the way to Wind or Jewel Cave, so we went to Black Hills Caverns. Although the tour guides were nice and informative, the cave itself did not have a great deal of interesting formations. The climb down (and back up) has about... More

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Dickinson
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Our family stopped by these caverns our first day in Rapid City, we took the tour, which was awesome not that difficult my wife was 8 months pregnant and managed just fine. What stood out to us was the panning, our whole family was involved and the staff friendly and informative, we even decided to go back a second time... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had a really nice time during our decent into this cavern. We had a young man named Nate as our guide and he had many interesting stories to tell on the cavern and history. During our tour he checked with us regularly to make sure we were OK and if we needed to return back if... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We went to this attraction as a family. We knew that it was going to be a work out as we took the long tour. Our tour guide was very boring and seemed to want to rush through everything. Could tell that he didn't want to give us time to take pictues and wanted the tour to be done. But... More

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

This cave is a must see. The owners are very friendly and helpful. They even helped us track down another attraction in the area. We saw the cave in late May on a self guided tour. It was very nice to be able to go at our own pace and see all the parts of the cave. I especially liked... More

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