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Black Hills Caverns

2600 Cavern Rd, Hwy. 44, Rapid City, SD
605-343-0542
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Ranked #21 of 27 Attractions in Rapid City
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
Owner description: Tour the biggest crystal cave in the Black Hills area and see a variety of rock formations.
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: Tour the biggest crystal cave in the Black Hills area and see a variety of rock formations.
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Minnesota
2 reviews
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
23 helpful votes 23 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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171 helpful votes 171 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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