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Address: 2600 Cavern Rd, Hwy. 44, Rapid City, SD
Phone Number: 605-343-0542
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Description: Tour the biggest crystal cave in the Black Hills area and see a variety of...
Tour the biggest crystal cave in the Black Hills area and see a variety of rock formations.
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If you enjoy caves this is worth the visit. The only bad thing is that there was no tour guide. They gave us a flashlight and a pamphlet with a map of the cave and let us go in by... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
RoseDoug2005
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Winnipeg
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have been to Blackhills Caverns a couple of times now and it's been an awesome experience both times. The staff was very friendly and went out of their way to make sure everybody had a great time. The cave was beautiful and our guide made it very interesting, informative and extremely fun. We had so much... More 

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Despite checking their website and facebook page and both indicating open- we drove out here to find a disappointing closed gate!

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

There are many caverns in the Black Hills and many require a lot of walking and may be to much for the little ones. This cavern has all you would expect to find but with a shorter duration,. Guides are well informed.

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Winnipeg
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

If you enjoy caves this is worth the visit. The only bad thing is that there was no tour guide. They gave us a flashlight and a pamphlet with a map of the cave and let us go in by ourselves. We actually didnt go very far in as we got a little worried about if something was to happen.... More 

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Minnesota
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We took the Black Hills Cavern tour on September 16. It was the only tour we could find that was still open during the week ( beginning of there off season.) There was no tour guide that day. So the lady gave us flash lights and a pamphlet and send us off by our selves into the cavern.. Lucky there... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This was "just" a cave. The guide was good, tried to make a few lame jokes. It was neat to see but not as interesting as the others I have visited. There were lots of steps, which most caves have but we were tired after spending a few hours at the Aerial adventure park in Keystone so maybe they just... More 

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Regina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Black Hills Caverns was a wonderful experience.....the caves were interesting, and the guide was informative. However, it is one of the more strenuous caves to walk. They do have notices stating the fact. Lots of stairs, with alot of low hanging rocks. But, that is exactly what I am looking for. This is the 3rd cave I've done in the... More 

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Waconia, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The first positive of Black Hills Caverns is the proximity to Rapid City. We were a little surprised there weren't many people there, but in talking to the employees, that seems pretty normal. There were a total of five people on our tour. Due to the smaller, more initimate tour, we were allowed to linger a bit and explore little... More 

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Grand Rapids, MI
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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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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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